The Kenton City Council held a meeting Monday night.
In last night’s meeting an ordinance that allowed and additional $12,500 to the budget for various items had the three reading rule suspended and it was passed.
The council was also briefed on the new Kenton website. The new website address is cityofkenton.com . On this website there are various resources for residents which include public announcements and the option to pay your water bill and income tax through the website.
Police Chief Dennis Musser addressed the council and said there has been an increase in car break ins and reminded the public, lock your cars before you go inside and if you carry a firearm do not leave it inside the car.
During public comments Bob Lawrence addressed council and explained that it may have been believed by council that he had removed his bait and tackle shop from France Lake because of a $250 annual fee for the building he rented. Mr. Lawrence informed the council this was false and went on to clarify that he moved his shop because the operator of France Lake at the time, who was Ellis Prater refused to sign the contract. This meant a new operator would be hired and in the contract it was said that if any items being sold were found to be objectionable for any grounds by the Recreation Board then those items would not be permitted to be sold. With fear of how vague the wording was in the contract and the uncertainty of new management Mr. Lawrence removed his bait shop.
President Joel Althauser mentioned that fixing traffic flow is high on the priority list for the Downtown Revitalization Project and the council thanked all the city workers for working overnight, in cold conditions and with amazing coordination so that the city would be affected as little as possible.
The next meeting of the Kenton City Council will be held on Monday February 10th at 7 P.M.