Posted: Monday, November 16, 2015 11:16 pm
BY GINA KINSLOW firstname.lastname@example.org
CAVE CITY — Council members met in closed session Monday night with members of the Industrial Development Economic Authority of Glasgow-Barren County’s board of directors to discuss the acquisition of real estate.
After a brief meeting, council members returned to their open session and an announcement was made that no action would be taken.
Council members adopted a resolution to approve a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for the purchase of a medical vehicle for the Cave City Volunteer Fire Department.
“That’s something the fire department has been looking at forever and ever,” said Mayor Dwayne Hatcher. “There is a FEMA grant that opened today. It is open for 30 days.”
City attorney Rich Alexander read the resolution, which states the city must obtain three quotes for equipment and/or services costing under $20,000, and for any equipment and/or services exceeding more than $20,000 the city must follow the state’s model procurement code as defined in Kentucky Revised Statute 45A, which requires bids to be taken.
Another resolution was adopted by council members Monday night to approve a United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant that will be used to fund the purchase of two police cars at a sum of $70,780, with the city receiving a USDA Rural Development grant in the amount of $50,000. USDA Rural Development, along with the city agrees to contribute, $20,780 toward the purchase of the police cars, Alexander said.
Council members also awarded a $3,500 bid to Scott Gibson of Cave City for the purchase of a white Ford Crown Victoria. Gibson’s bid was one of two received for the same vehicle.
No bids were received for two other vehicles that were also being sold as surplus property. Council members agreed to give Hatcher permission to negotiate the sale of those vehicles.
Due to council members meeting on a night other than their regularly scheduled meeting date, Monday night’s meeting was a special-called meeting and therefore council members could not taken up any action that was not previously listed on the meeting agenda, according to the Kentucky Open Meetings Act, KRS 61.800 to KRS 61.850.