Princeton City Council to Accept Bids for Roofing Project | WPKY 103.3 FM

Princeton City Council accepts bids for roof repairs to the public works garage after initial estimates came in higher than expected.

The project is included in the current city budget, but Mayor Kota Young said the estimates came in at over $30,000, necessitating a bidding process.

Elsewhere, the Princeton Police Department’s June activity report showed 70 arrests for the month, with 23 felonies. In addition, the police has issued 41 warrants, subpoenas and emergency warrants.

In traffic activities, officers issued 55 traffic fines and issued 119 verbal warnings for violations.

Princeton fire chief Brent Francis told the town his department had a busier than usual month in June with 26 calls for help. 11 of the calls were for vehicle accidents and three were for false alarms.

The council approved the mayor’s executive order to appoint mayor of Fredonia, Jim Seibert, to the board of directors of the Pennyrile Area Development District. The vote was 5-0 with Councilman Jim Joiner absent.

The council also approved the nomination of Mara Jo Thomas to Princeton’s tourism and convention committee, with a term expiring in June 2024. The vote was 4-0 and Councilor Morgan Rousseau abstained because Thomas is a relative.

In his report to the council, the mayor praised the state transportation cabinet for their swift work in paving two main streets in downtown Princeton last week.

click to download audioPaving and milling work on US 62 West is ongoing.

In its monthly alcoholic beverage audit report, City Clerk Julie Key said May was the first time in 2021 that monthly alcohol tax revenues did not exceed the same month in 2020. However, the city is expected to bring in more than $182,000 this year, which is would be about the same as 2020.

State ABC laws restrict the use of tax revenue from the sale of alcohol.

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