City Commission Meeting Recap

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

Bowling Green City Commissioners vote to stay the course when it comes to the city's Inter-Local agreement with the county and the Inter-Modal Transportation Authority.

Commissioner Brian Strow argued breaking the contract would strengthen the city's negotiating muscle with the ITA. However, the Municipal Order died for lack of a second.

The Commission also approved more than $14 million in General Obligation Bonds. That includes $1.8 million for the purchase of the remaining land on the future site of the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center or SKyPAC.

In other business, Strow's motion to preapprove all traveling expenses by city officials died for lack of a second.

The Commission also altered its meeting format by eliminating a five-minute time limit for Commissioner discussion. From now on Commissioners must make a motion and have a second on an issue before hearing discussion.

Finally, the Commission canceled its agreement with former Commissioner Jim Bullington. He was helping the city investigate mishandling of money at the Sloan Convention Center from 1990 to 2003. That case has now been turned over to the Kentucky Attorney General.

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