Clarkson commission reviewing unloading licenses

By Don Brown -

Dealing with a light agenda last Monday, the Clarkson City Commission had the first reading of an ordinance dealing with unloading licences in the city.

Mayor Bonnie Henderson told the commission she had been advised by the Kentucky League of Cities that changes in the laws at the state level have made it nearly impossible to enforce an unloading license. The League was asking each city to review their ordinances to bring them into compliance with state statutes.

The commission heard the first reading of the new ordinance and will vote next month following the second reading.

In other matters, Commissioner Scotty Gore reported he and the mayor had attended the meeting at the Centre on Main regarding the Ready to Work Program. The program was asking Clarkson to provide two representatives to work with them and it was decided that Gore and the mayor would be their representatives and that the other commissioners would stand in if there were instances when the first two could not attend meetings.

The city is looking to build a sub-station for the Fire Department somewhere out in the county and the commission gave Fire Chief Andy Cain permission to speak to land-owners in the county about purchasing property for the sub-station. It was pointed out that land owners in the area of the new station would see a decrease in insurance rates for their properties.

Commissioner Bob Vincent presented a proclamation declaring the week following the end of the school year, June 5-11, as Bicycle Safety Week. The commission urges everyone to be more aware of bicycles along the city and county roads.

Vincent also presented a resolution which congratulated the City of Leitchfield on its 150th Anniversary. The city wished Leitchfield well and encouraged everyone to participate in the upcoming celebrations.

Gore presented a resolution congratulating the Grayson County Historical Society’s 40th Anniversary. Gore thanked the Society for its hard work in preserving the history of Grayson County.

Gore reported he had been in on a conference call with a group called Bee City, USA. He said it was interesting to hear what other cities were doing to help the bee industry.

Finally, the commission noted the annual Crusade for Children will take place June 3 & 4, 2016.

By Don Brown

Reach Don Brown at 270-259-9622, ext. 2016.

Reach Don Brown at 270-259-9622, ext. 2016.

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