Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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October 24, 2012

Tension between Olive Hill police and City Hall

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Oct. 24, 2012 —

Hall was not at the meeting to verify those comments, but later told the Journal-Times that the FADE officer became a detective when he began working with the organization. Hall said he had advized Sparks that a detective pay grade needed to be created for the officer.

Palmer refuted the mayor's remarks at the meeting, however, with information he received from the FADE director denying the existence of such a rule.

Citing the need to have assurances from both the Board of Education and the FADE director in writing, Sparks recommended that the Council table the second reading of the ordinance until those documents could be obtained.

Council member Lowe then moved to the table the ordinance but the motion died without a second.

On the advice of City Attorney George Hogg, Council then proceeded with the second reading of the ordinance, which was approved by a vote of 5-0 with Lowe abstaining.

In other business, Council approved the first reading of an annexation ordinance to incorporate a small stretch of property between West Carter Middle School and West Carter High School.

Council also approved the first reading of a new property tax ordinance that provides for a four percent increase.

A public hearing for citizens to ask questions about the new tax rate is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5, at the senior citizens center.

Joe Lewis can be reached at jlewis@journal-times.com or by telephone at 286-4201.

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