Pioneer Village makes appointments to boards

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By Stephen Thomas

 PIONEER VILLAGE - A new year meant new appointments and re-appointments in the city of Pioneer Village.

The CIty Council approved members of the city’s Ethics Board and Merit Bard during their January business meeting.

Mike Pitelko was re-appointed as Ethics Board commissioner. He will serve a three-year term through Dec. 31, 2015.

Three of four Merit Board members were re-appointed, including renewed three-year terms for Mark Quire and former mayor Garland Conn.

Long-time council member Denver Matthews, who served on the council through 2012, joins the Merit Board for a two-year term.

He replaces long-time Merit Board appointee Pete McGill.

Tim Holbrook was also re-appointed to the board for a two-year term.

In other business:

- The council discussed a change in business meeting time.

For the past few years the council has met at a 7:30 p.m. start time, changed from 7 p.m. The council is now considering a return to its 7 p.m. start,

The council switched the time in the past for members to be able to schedule around various employment.

Mayor Gary Hatcher said many other cities begin at 7 p.m., and that it didn’t appear to conflict with the schedules of current council members.

City attorney Mark Edison presented a first reading of the time change ordinance. 

A second reading and vote will take place at the February business meeting.

If approved, the time change will first occur at the March meeting.

-The council approved a reimbursement of $89 for Hatcher to attend an erosion control course in Louisville.

Hatcher said the course would qualify him to handle erosion control decisions within city limits, saving eventual costs by contacting engineers.

-The Council approved a resolution honoring the Bullitt County Public Schools board members during School Board Recognition Month.

- The next Pioneer Village City Council meeting takes place Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., at Becknell Hall on Summit Drive. The public is invited to attend.