Pioneer Village will continue to patrol for city of Hebron Estates

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 PIONEER VILLAGE - The Pioneer Village Police Department will continue to protect and serve the city of Hebron Estates.

The Pioneer Village City Council approved a renewal of an interlocal agreement with Hebron Estates to provide PVPD units as first responders to police situations in that city.

Pioneer Village mayor Gary Hatcher said PVPD would handle all calls in Hebron Estates unless all units were busy. He said Hillview Police and Bullitt County Sheriffs would also continue to respond when PVPD is unavailable.

The renewed contract included an increase from $16,000 to $18,000 for the services.

In other business:

The city accepted bids on six delinquent tax bills totaling $1,353.34.

City attorney Mark Edison said each included a 10 year lien and would accrue one percent per month until paid off.

Stephen Brooks accepted all six bids, paying the full amount.

- The city is planning to celebrate its 40th year of establishment in 2014.

A committee met to determine a date for the celebration, along with potential activities surrounding the event. The tentative date is Sep. 20, 2014.

City clerk Ricki Daniels said a new city logo and motto would be created to commemorate the event.

The committee will meet again prior to the council meeting on July 23, 6 p.m., at Becknell Hall.

- Council members Peggy Druin, Darlene Herps and Tony Thompson will work with Hatcher and Daniels on the city’s budget committee.

The 2013-14 budget should be ready for a first reading at the city’s May meeting.

- Hatcher encouraged everyone to participate in the county comprehensive plan discussions being held monthly throughout the summer at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre.

Thompson had attended a previous meeting, reporting that data was collected and that everyone had an opportunity to brainstorm and provide substantial input.

Upcoming meetings are scheduled for May 23, June 27 and July 25, 8 p.m., at the Conference Centre. The events are sponsored by the Bullitt County Planning Commission.

- Hatcher reminded council members that any approved pay increases for council member positions must be approved prior to the March 2014 meeting.

Edison said pay increases must be approved by May 1 in the year prior to a general election.

Hatcher said the current council member pay, $25 per month, was low compared to other surrounding cities.

“I know you don’t do this for the money but you do put a lot of effort into it,” he said.

Council members seemed content with the current rate. They agreed to table the discussion.

- The next meeting of the  Pioneer Village City Council takes place Tuesday, May 27, 7 p.m., at Becknell Hall. The public is invited.