Flemingsburg discusses compensations

FLEMINGSBURG – City council met Monday to discuss compensation for years of service to the city, upcoming chamber events and a grant to replace a water line.

Discussed at a previous meeting, a resolution was passed to compensate Flemingsburg employees based on their years of service.

One to five years of service will reward $100 each year. Six to 10 years of service will reward $150 each year. Eleven to 20 years of service will reward $200 each year. Anything above 20 years of service will reward $250 each year.

Council approved the resolution to show appreciation for those individuals who spent a large amount of time working with the city, officials said.

Fleming County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Crystal Ruark was also present to discuss upcoming events that will be headed up by the chamber.

A “Learn at Lunch” event will take place on March, 12, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The topic will be healthy meal choices for busy people. The cost is $15 and a nutritious meal will be prepared during the event.

There will be a “Work Ready” meeting at 1 p.m. at the extension office to discuss the program and what is in store for the future as well as information of why the program is important.

A career day will be held at the Double S Entertainment for 186 seniors with several guest speakers and local businesses present to discuss careers and opportunities with the students. Some businesses will have applications on hand and will be looking to hire individuals for the summer after graduation.

A grant to replace a water line was also discussed at the meeting.

Council discussed requesting a grant through the ARC engineering procurement and funding applications. The grant would be used to replace a water line on East Water Street from Rucker Street to the West Water treatment plant.

The first step will be in applying for the grant and the process could take two to three years from the application to the completion of the project.

The council agreed that the application should be completed and submitted as it was written.
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In other business:

— The Flemingsburg Police Department is looking to conduct the program in the schools to teach about the impact of drugs.

— A scholarship breakfast at the Freemason lodge is set for March 17, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and costs will be $7. All proceeds will go to fund scholarships for Fleming County High School seniors.

— A salt spreader had a link break on it that prevented its use during the recent snow but will be fixed soon.

— Solid waste condition was discussed and there will possibly be a resolution presented to allow private waste collection agencies to operate within the city.

— Council salary has been agreed upon at $4,200 each year, starting next term, which is how it has been for several years.

— The mayor’s salary was approved at $32,000 each year, starting after the next election. The current salary is $26,000.