Hopkinsville City Council approved the first readings of the city’s proposed capital and operational budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.during tonight's meeting.
Chief Financial Officer, Robert Martin went into detail about the proposed operational budget.
Martin spoke about the city’s proposed capital budget and describes some of the expenses included in the budget.
In other business, council members authorized Mayor Dan Kemp to sign a settlement agreement and release between the City of Hopkinsville, Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility and CSX Transportation in the amount of $90,000 with $25,000 to be retained by the City and the remaining $65,000 to paid to Surface and Stormwater Utility.
Sometime before April 12th, 2011 a storm drain pipe located on 14th Street collapsed, causing flooding to adjacent property owners.
City officials claimed the damaged pipe was owned by CSX Transportation, while officials with the transportation company maintained the collapsed pipe was city property.
Council members also approved the first reading of a salary schedule ordinance, to reflect a 2 percent cost of living allowance for city employees.