City council lacks quorum to meet

The special called meeting of the Hopkinsville City Council Thursday evening had to be postponed, after there were not enough council members present to form a quorum.

No action could be taken as only councilmembers Chuck Crabtree, Amy Craig, Travis Martin, Terry Parker, Tom Johnson and Steve Keel were present, with the other members absent due to either illness or traveling conflicts.  Hopkinsville Mayor Wendell Lynch says they hope to have the meeting on September 15.

The meeting will need to happen soon, as the tax rate must be set within a certain period of time—that had been on the agenda for the special called meeting, with the tax rate on real property set to decrease from 23.9 to 22.5 cents per $100 of assessed value under the ordinance that comes after many properties were reassessed at higher values in the last year.

There were other items on the agenda, including second reading of general obligation bonds for the Ascend Elements project and security cameras for the Greenway System.