By: Amy Oakley
Carter County Times
The Olive Hill City Council met two weeks ago for their regular session, and didn’t have much to discuss besides an energy savings project update and the first reading of the budget.
According to a representative from the company that is working on the energy savings project, they are getting close to completion. Yet, the project has been on a standstill percentage wise since April because of delays. Due to scheduling conflicts and parts not coming in yet, he said, the project has been unable to move forward.
Mayor Jerry Callihan, however, was unsatisfied with this update, and said he would be making some personal calls to the company himself. Afterwards, it was announced to the council – through the representative – that one more payment is still required on the project and the city will not be billed until it’s completed.
While the representative remained hopeful that the project would be completed within the next few weeks there was no definitive date or clear answer as to when it will be finished.
Next in line for the council was to have the first reading of the budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. City Clerk Chimila Hargett read the budget out loud to the council members in attendance. The ordinance shall be in full force and effective upon its publication, following the second reading at the August meeting, with a retroactively effective date of July 1, 2023.
The next city council meeting will be held August 15, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the Olive Hill Senior Citizen Center.