The city of Rising Sun has provided major support of events and reviewed requests for 2019 and amount approved last year at the opening city council meeting of the new year on Thursday, Jan. 3rd.
Events seeking funds include:
Navy Bean Festival- $78,000/$25,000
Blues & BBQ- $30,000
Shiner Pride Car Show- $29,125/ $20,000
Catfish Tournament- $20,000/$16,000
Music on Main- $4,000/$2500
Eighth grade trip- $5,000
After Prom- $2,500/ $2,500
Prom Committee- $1,000/$1,000
4-H Fair- $2,250/$1500
Council will decide funding at its Thursday, Feb. 7th meeting.
Council heard quarterly reports from various departments including the approval of HWC Engineering for the city’s Community Crossings Application for 2019 brought to council by city planner Mike Northcutt.
Councilman Dennis Williams was named council pro tem.
Appointments by mayor Brent Bascom and city council included:
Board of Works- Sheena Graham and Bud Radcliff;
Utility Service Board- Donnie Walton;
Advisory Plan Commission- Gary Forwood, Kevin Smith, Bob White;
Redevelopment- Tim Phelps, Sandy Kinzer, Babette Martin, Jim Jenkins, Sheena Graham;
Park Board- Brian Graham;
Port Authority- Don Thomason, Steve Johns, John Bunger;
Ohio County Community Foundation- Pat Kinnett;
Rising Sun Main Street- Jason Babcock, Larissa Phelps;
Ohio County Rescue Board- Brent Bascom, Dennis Williams.
Williams expressed concern that the board of works should be abolished and its to council.
Police Chief David Hewitt gave his report which included 64 felonies, 101 misdemeanor, 63 infractions, three juvenile, two city ordinances and 107 warnings. There were 191 case reports, 51 accident reports, 23 handgun permits, 1,271 calls for service and 264 training hours.
Laura Walston, 911 coordinator, gave her report which included receiving an Ohio County Community Foundation grant for a Speelman CADS system for vehicles.
Jamie Bell’s park board report included revenue of $40,678.40 with a majority coming from dance class ($17,101.30) and Senior Center rental ($14,160).
Letters of thanks were received from Sally Beckley for funding to LifeTime Resources, the Shirley Slack family for memorial and from Erma Siekman for memorial for Marshall Alford.