May 5—At its meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Owensboro City Hall, the Owensboro City Commission considered the following:
—Proclaimed Mental Health Month
—Approved the minutes of the April 20 and 22 meetings
—Appointed Brent Kelley to the Green River District Board of Health.
—Held first reading of the 2021-22 city budget.
—Approved a municipal order for the city to transfer property at 622 Elm St. to Habitat for Humanity.
—Approved a municipal order of the 2021-22 action plan for Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership funds.
—Approved a municipal order to authorize the Mayor to apply for a $12,845 Homeland Security grant for tasers and taser battery packs and taser cartridges for the Owensboro Police Department.
—Approved a municipal order authorizing the retention of 1% of all new occupational license fees due to the city, from the salaries and compensation paid to new employees of Metalsa Structural Products Inc. for 10 years, provided the company meets certain criteria in its application to the Kentucky Business Investment Program.
—Hired Mark Pfeifer as probationary, full-time city attorney.
—Hired Kevin D. DeRossitt a probationary, full-time deputy director of Public Works with the Public Works Department.
—Hired Coy M. Murphy as regular, full-time firefighter with the Owensboro Fire Department.
—Hired Cody N. Ramburger as regular, full-time firefighter with the Owensboro Fire Department.
—Hired Jordan L. Roberts as regular, full-time firefighter with the Owensboro Fire Department.
—Heard comments from elected officials and the public.
Nathan Havenner, Messenger-Inquirer, email@example.com, 270-228-2837