Long-time Hopkinsville City Councilman Fred Atkins, who recently passed away due to health complications was remembered and honored by colleagues during tonight’s council meeting.
Councilman Atkins was described by many as a man of few words, but when he did talk, it was worth listening to.
Councilwoman Patricia Bell publicly thanked Hopkinsville Police and local fire-fighters for their services they provided during the loss of Atkins.
Mayor Pro Tem Phillip Brooks, also expressed his sense of loss after the passing of Atkins, but spoke about the procedures that’s now in place to fill the Ward 1 seat, that’s been left vacant by Atkins’ untimely death.
Interested applicants have until July 6th to apply, with copies of each resume to be mailed to council members by July 9th in order for council members to interview and then appoint a replacement to serve out the remainder of Council Atkins’ term, which is set to expire on December 31st.
During public comments, Bryan Burkhead with BSI Waste, spoke to council members about his concerns and how a proposed garbage collection ordinance, which passed on first reading tonight, would affect his business.
In other business, council members also reappointed several people to serve on the Human Commission Board and approved a municipal order to establish crosswalks in the Givens Drive area.
Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp and Councilwoman Marby Schlegel was absent from tonight’s meeting