This month’s Middlesboro City Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Bill Kelley. Following the opening ceremony the Mayor asked for the roll call. All councilpersons were present except Lucas Carter and Kevin Barnett.
The first order of business was to approve various reports and city bills. Then approval of the previous City Council meeting minutes. The council next approved a resolution honoring the late Mayor Ben Hickman.
Also discussed was a resolution to honor Councilman Gary Mills. This resolution was to be issued on December 26 to commensurate his 26 years of service to the city.
Kelley also recognized the 30 years of service rendered by retiring Fire Chief Tim Wilder. Wilder was given a special retirement luncheon at the Main Station on December 22.
The council then approved ad valorem tax refunds due to over payment for Helen Harris, Don and Jean Coleman and Commercial Bank. Committee reports were the next item of business taken by the council before adjournment.
Editor’s note: This story ran in the Dec. 30 edition with some information inadvertently left out. We apologize for any inconvenience.