At November’s meeting, the Barbourville City Council entered into an interlocal agreement with the Knox County Fiscal Court and Knox County 911 services. 

The agreement placed all responsibility in the hands of the Knox County Fiscal Court, who will create a Knox County 911 Board for the establishment, operation, and financial management of all public safety and all calls for emergency services. 

The Fiscal Court will also be responsible for the management of all funding and expenses, necessary equipment, 911 personnel, addressing office, and the 911 public safety communication center starting on January 1, 2020.

The City Council addressed and approved:

  • Occupational Tax Agreement with the Knox County Fiscal Court. The split of occupational tax dollars will be as follows: the County shall pay 25% of all occupational tax dollars collected to the City and the County shall retain 75% of all occupational tax dollars collected. This will commence on January 1, 2020 and end on December 31, 2020.
  • Resolution No. 2019-5: a resolution for the City of Barbourville to acknowledge that the following city streets and roads within the corporate boundaries are part of the city road system. The council acknowledged the list of roads and agreed to maintain these roads. (You may visit City Hall to view the list of roads approved as part of the city road system.)
  • Resolution No. 2019-6: a resolution of the City of Barbourville, acknowledging an agreement between the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, and the City of Barbourville for reimbursement of up to $62,000 of contingency funds. The City Council authorizes and agreed on this resolution.
  • Declaration of Surplus Property: The Street Department had three vehicles to declare as surplus: a 1998 Ford Ranger 4x4, 2004 Chevy, and a 2003 Red Chevy.

The Barbourville City Council will meet again at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 5 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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