City Commission Approves Hazard Plan
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY -
City Commission Meeting Highlights for Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Note: Mayor Bill Paxton was unable to attend this meeting.
McCracken County Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Commissioners approved a municipal order for the McCracken County Hazard Mitigation Plan. The 110-page document was prepared by the Purchase Area Development District (PADD). The McCracken County Hazard Mitigation Plan is part of the Purchase Region Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Each jurisdiction within the counties covered by the plan must adopt the plan to participate in any funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan identifies potential natural hazards for our region and historical data including recent events, injuries or deaths, and property damage figures. Hazards that are identified in the plan include tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flooding, winter weather, drought, wildfires, landslides, dam failure, and earthquakes. The plan also gives an overview of the assets that could be affected by a hazard including transportation facilities, utilities, hospitals, and fire stations.
- Commissioners approved a motion amending the September 25, 2007 minutes to correctly reflect a vote by Commissioner Gerald Watkins. The meeting video and the roll call slip for the vote are correct; however, the minutes had an error. Commissioner Watkins had voted no to the ordinance maintaining the payroll tax at 2.0%. The minutes showed that he had voted yes which was incorrect.
- Boards and Commissions: Rod Worak and Jason Rodgers appointed to the McCracken County Animal Shelter Advisory Board.
- Ordinance approved amending the zoning ordinance to allow signage for individual tenants on a multi-tenant building in the B-2-T (Downtown Business Townlift) and the POP (Planned Office Park) zones. One wall sign will be allowed per tenant. The signs must comply with the size and location regulations outlined in the ordinance. Text also was amended in the zoning ordinance to comply with language in the Kentucky Revised Statutes regarding findings of fact for granting variances.
- Ordinance approved to execute an encroachment agreement Paducah Transit Authority. PATS is requesting to construct a steel canopy structure in the right-of-way of Harrison Street next to its facility at 850 Harrison.
- Ordinance approved for a contract with North American Salt Company for rock salt delivery and pick up. The salt is used for de-icing the streets during the winter months. The unit prices are $43.86 per ton for delivery and $40.86 per ton for pick up.
- Ordinance introduced (vote Oct. 16) to accept the bid of Schroeder Publishing for the purchase of the property located at Old Calvert City Road and Kentucky Dam Road. In July, the City declared the property as surplus allowing Paducah Water to sell the parcel.
- Ordinance introduced (vote Oct. 16) to accept the grant award through the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management for the Fire Station 1 Emergency Power Project. The project is $100,160 with $75,120 in FEMA grant funds, $12,019 in state funds, and a local match of $13,020. The funds will be used to purchase and install a 125kW fixed diesel power generator for Fire Station 1 located at 301 Washington Street.