The Pineville City Council held a meeting on May 8. After Mayor Scott Madon conducted the opening ceremonies and the city clerk called roll, the mayor gave the floor to John Fox, president of the Friends of Boone Trace.
Fox discussed the upcoming workshop on June 13 about preserving the Boone Trace Trail. The workshop will meet at the Bell Theatre at 6 p.m.
Following the presentation, the mayor called for a motion to approve the minutes of the previous month’s meeting. The next agenda item addressed was the Main Street report by Jacob Roan.
Roan reported he had just returned from a national “Main Street” meeting held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The mayor then briefed the council on the status of audit proposals and requested approval of his recommendation for a new auditing firm. The motion was made and approved by the council.
Madon then updated the council on the status of the KU lien on property traded to Colby Slusher for a piece of property in downtown Pineville. It appears an agreement has been reached and it should be resolved to the satisfaction of all those involved.
Next item taken up by council was the adaption of a resolution supporting the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. The city’s swimming pool was discussed at length. The mayor indicated he will continue to monitor and review pool operations and keep the council advised.
Madon then recognized William Howard. Howard addressed several citizens’ concerns — one being a street lighting issue. Madon stated that problem will be resolved soon as ongoing street projects are completed. The other issue addressed was the operation of golf carts by underage drivers. The mayor indicated that he will pursue the matter with the police chief.