The Hopkinsville City Council had a full agenda during tonight’s meeting and approved several municipal orders, including a three-million dollar buyout program.
The Council authorized a municipal order to allow Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp to execute a contract with the state concerning the city’s South Fork Acquisition and Demolition project.
By signing the contract, the City of Hopkinsville will reportedly receive a federal grant worth up to 3.1 million dollars to purchase and demolish twenty-one structures prone to flooding.
The non-federal share of a little over a million dollars will be provided by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility.
In other business, council members also approved a municipal order that allows JKS Architects and Engineers to proceed with the bidding process for phase I to renovate the second floor of the Woody Winfree Fire Transportation Museum.
The project is expected to be done in two phases with phase I likely to cost nearly 398-thousand dollars.
Council members Ann Cherry and Wesley Grimes were absent from tonight’s meeting.