PRESTONSBURG – Prestonsburg City council passed an ordinance limiting the number of meetings to once per month during Monday’s regular council meeting.
During the meeting, the second reading of the ordinance passed unanimously. Moving forward into 2016, the Prestonsburg City Council will now host their regular meeting on the third Monday of every month. The retain the ability to call special meetings in the event that time is of the essence.
Also during the Monday’s meeting, Mayor Les Stapleton announced that he was seeking candidates to fill open seats on the Code Enforcement committee.
Stapleton says he has two possible candidates, and needs at least one more. The board has not been in place since 2010-2011 according to City Clerk Sharon Setser.
“I am at a dilemma here guys,” said Stapleton with regard to finding suitable candidates to put forth for positions on the Code Enforcement Board.
Stapleton says that the code enforcement board is semi-judicial and would have to work with condemnations, people not wanting to pay parking tickets. Stapleton added that there are housing issues in the city which need to be addressed.
“There are things we need to do in town. One is to clean up some of the houses, buildings, that are just rotten down, are eye sores.”
Stapleton suggested that the council could have more than three, with an available alternate. But only three would vote at any time. Any candidate must live in the city for three years.
Council persons B.D. Nunnery, David Gearheart, and Kimber McGuire were all absent from Monday’s meeting.
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