The City of Pineville accepted a clean audit report for Fiscal Year 2018-19 at Monday’s meeting and approved a resolution needed to accept state funding for road repairs in Wallsend.

 There were no material findings in the year’s audit report. Mayor Scott Madon thanked City Clerk/Treasurer Callie Prewitt for her work in keeping the city’s books clean.

“I was very pleased with the audit as usual. Callie does an excellent job and I never have to worry about having any issues with that,” Madon said. “Three days we were in and out and everything was like it was supposed to be. It’s like a monkey off our back to get it over with.”

The council also adopted a resolution approving a Memorandum of Agreement between the City of Pineville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The agreement is related to $109,740 awarded to the city for repaving work on Kentucky and Alabaman avenues in the Wallsend community.

Main Street Pineville Director Jacob Roan gave his report to the council.

“First, I wanted to recognize that we have four new businesses that have opened in Pineville over the past two months,” Roan said. “They are all retail on the square, and I thank that has been the missing link in downtown.”

The Corner Junktion and the Kenna Ray Boutique in the Asher Building, Appalachian Wireless in the old Flocoe and the Pines Art studio in the Bell Theater

“I encourage all of you to go out and visis those businesses and buy from them over the holidays,” Roan said.

Roan also reported that the Ian Noe concert on Nov. 2 drew the largest crowd Main Street had seen at the Theater with about 400 in attendance.

The next week the Butcher’s Pub hosted an outdoor concert with Zach Bryan that also drew close to 400 people to Main Street Park.

Upcoming events include Thursday’s free screening of ‘Black in Blue’ a documentary about the untold story of four University of Kentucky athletes who broke the color barrier in the SEC.

The annual Lighting of the Star program will be Dec. 1 the Christmas Parade will be Dec. 6, Frosty the Musical from the Barter Players on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.. Dec. 21 will be Jingle Bells at the Bell featuring Arlo McKinley and the Wooks.

The Gala will be Jan. 18 at Pine Mountain State Park.

Roan also shared with the council that Pineville was recognized as the innovative community of the year by the Friends of Boon Trace.

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