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APRIL 11. 2018

Brown says Saturday is packed with local events; LPD officer Hunter James credited with saving a life with NARCAN 

 

LOUISA CITY COUNCIL APRIL 10, 2018

Louisa City Council members Ron Cordle (left) and Matt Brown were listening to mayor Harold Slone's presentation at last night's council meeting.Louisa City Council members Ron Cordle (left) and Matt Brown were listening to mayor Harold Slone's presentation at last night's council meeting.

 

LOUISA, KY., -- The Louisa City Council met for the regular meeting Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Those in attendance were the Mayor Harold Slone, Ronald Cordle- Council, Matt Brown -Council, Lisa Schaeffer -Council, Tom Parsons -Council, John Nolan -Council, and Greg Fugitt Chief of Police. Absent from the meeting was Mitch Castle, Council.

The meeting opened with the Mayor's comments.

*  There will be a rally at 5:00pm tomorrow ( Wednesday April 11, 2018 ) at the football field in support of our teachers. Everyone is encouraged to attend and wear RED.

*  Kentucky House Bill 362 is now in the hands of the Governor. This will allow cities and counties to phase in the increase in retirement pensions over a 10 yr. period instead of having to pay all at one time which would devastate many small cities and counties.

*  Playground equipment for the City Park is in and will be installed soon. This equipment favors children ages 3-7. The cost of $6,500.00 will be covered by the monies received from last year's Hoops for Hope ($5,000) given to the city. Money from this year's event will be the balance.

*  The City has partnered with Louisa Rotary to remove and replace the nine Bradford Pear trees on Main Cross. The cost to replace the trees and concrete will be about $2,500. This will occur as soon as weather permits.

 

OTHER AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDED:

*  Approved minutes from the March 13, 2018 meeting. Motion by John Nolan, second by Ron Cordle.

*  Second reading of the Amendment to the budget for the City of Louisa and Water Company. Motion by Lisa Schaeffer, second by Matt Brown.

*  Approved resolution for financing of 2 new police cruisers to replace old ones. Motion by Lisa Schaeffer, second by Ron Cordle

*  Approved resolution to allow Mayor Slone to apply for grant from Recreational Trails. Application is due April 30. Motion by Ron Cordle, second by Matt Brown

*  Approved Summit Engineering for the Riverwalk project, Motion by Matt Brown, second by Ron Cordle

*  Approved listing the tank off a water truck as surplus for public bidding. The truck will be turned into a dump truck for the city. Motion by Ron Cordle, second by John Nolan.

City council members Lisa Schaeffer, Tom Parsons (partially hidden) and John Nolan participate in last night's meeting.City council members Lisa Schaeffer, Tom Parsons (partially hidden) and John Nolan participate in last night's meeting.

 

The Council then took up a discussion about the parking on Main Cross St.  Mayor Slone told council that a business owner had requested that 2 spots be designated 15 minute parking only for customers to unload and load computers that have been repaired or bought from Louisa Computer Sales and Service.

"He thought that ARC (Addiction Recovery Center) had asked for a similar intervention but was turned down by the Council," Mayor Slone said. "The Council agreed to look at the parking situation and bring the matter up at the next meeting."

Matt Brown Councilman commented on several upcoming events in the city. This Saturday April 14, 2018 a free musical drama Needle Work presented by Higher Ground will take place at the Senior Center at 11am.

Later in the day, "I Love My City" will occur at 2pm. This will be a clean up, power wash etc. for the city. Volunteers are welcome. This will occur in the City Minipark.

 

Louisa Police Officer Hunter James was credited by Council member Matt Brown for administering NARCAN and saving a life recently.Louisa Police Officer Hunter James was credited by Council member Matt Brown for administering NARCAN and saving a life recently.A big shout out to LPD Officer Hunter James for his quick and brave actions. He was able to save a life with Narcan to an overdosed individual with great success." Matt Brown said. "I am very proud of the City Police Department in being the aggressor and saving this man's life. Thank you Greg Fugitt for daring to be bold."

The meeting was then adjourned.

 

Comments  

0 #13 Numbers 2018-04-15 23:25
National average of 1000 babies born addicted to opioids is 5.8. Lincoln County WV is 106. Thanks Narcan.
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-2 #12 Citizen 2018-04-14 05:26
Quoting Nice:
He'll probably save them over and over again. Yes and another shout out to us tax payers who pay for this service. Now they can continue years and years of illegal drug abuse. Good job LPD.

For anyone who wants to down a police officer for carrying narcan!!! Watch this.

http://www.wowktv.com/1120687149
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+2 #11 Jason 2018-04-13 22:41
You keep doing what is right.. Saving any life is always right..
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+4 #10 Save them! 2018-04-13 20:01
You are standing next to someone dying, you have what it takes to save their life in your hand. You are going to walk away? What would that say about you? It doesn't matter what choices they've made or how they got where they are. They are someone's son, brother, sister, daughter, etc. Bring them back, give them a 2nd chance..or a 3rd chance or a 6th chance. They need help. That is all.
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0 #9 Leroy 2018-04-13 13:04
Narcan should be followed up with a mandatory few days in jail and a fine. WSAZ has reported that first responders have actually had to administer Narcan to some individuals twice in one day!
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+1 #8 Johnathan 2018-04-13 08:17
Citizen 1:

Do you know the average cost to incarcerate a KY inmate? At a state prison it’s approx $20k and you can do it at a county jail for approx $12k- without treatment.

Since even the best prison doesn’t do much to rehabilitate a prisoner, all you do is kick the can down the road for a period of time and pay dearly to do so. The cost of incarceration doesn’t reflect costs to state of losing that person from workforce- possibly forever after a prison stay, the costs of taking care of any children that may become wards of the state, etc.

By the way, while the drug bunch is out and they are using via intravenous methods, do you realize they are at high risk to contract HIV? Did you know that it costs approx $15-20k per year to treat HIV patients? Did you know that there’s a strong chance that someone from the drug bunch with HIV runs the risk of giving it to someone who’s not in the drug bunch? Did you know that Lawrence county is at extreme risk for an HIV outbreak? Have you considered the human cost not to mention emotional toll?

These are just a couple of the reasons behind EVERY qualified, well educated health coalition in America getting behind needle exchanges. They tamp down on disease and give folks a chance to talk to the users about coming out of this state of addiction.

I have been blessed in this life and have not had to walk down the path of addiction. But I proudly work every day with men and women who you call part of the drug bunch. They’re good folks and have their lives back on track and are buying homes, rebuilding families, planting churches, and more. They’re not anonymous citizens. They would happily meet you at the nice little coffee shop stared down town and chat with you about your concerns. You should walk on someday and ask to speak to one of them. Educate yourself. They will pray with you and talk to you and level with you. It would be a good experience.
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+3 #7 Sad Day 2018-04-13 02:45
It is such a sad time in Louisa to think that there is haters that would rather see addicts die than to help/save them. Do you people ever give up on this diabetic needle whining there is help out there for diabetics you just have to ask for it. I pray that your kids do not grow up and make mistakes because the way you haters talk you will have to wash your hands of your children and hate them. So sad! Grow up and get over yourself. It can happen to your family also trust me.
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+4 #6 Salina Wells 2018-04-13 02:03
YES PLEASE HUNTER SAVE THEM OVER AND OVER!!! I AM LIVING PROOF IF THERE IS BREATH IN THEM RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!!! You can’t take a dead person to treatment or jail! I could be wrong but police have in the past carried instant glucose to save those whom their blood glucose levels have dropped and needed emergent care if they have stopped they should because every life is worth saving! #LOVEWINS #JESUSDINEDWITH THESINNERSANDHE ALEDTHESICK
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+2 #5 Seriously 2018-04-13 01:55
Citizen, get off your high horse. The needle exchange was voted against so that subject can be dropped. Do you really think Mr. Brown has some agenda? Or could it possibly be that he has a passion and a love to help others. I'm going to say you don't know him on a personal level. He has the biggest of hearts and honestly just wants to see our town be better and our people to be better. Maybe spend more time trying to help the epidemic and come up with solutions as opposed to having so much hate and resistance. Drugs are here they have been here and I've noticed all people want to do is complain about it instead of being proactive about figuring out how to help the addicts who by the way are human beings.
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-1 #4 Citizen 2018-04-13 01:30
I am so sick of hearing about these diabetics needles if someone can’t afford them there is help to get free insulin needles. You people are just throwing that out to whine please stop being so rude and mean. I pray that you or your family never encounter addiction problems if any kind but if you do you will have a big eye opener.
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-15 #3 Nice 2018-04-12 14:16
He'll probably save them over and over again. Yes and another shout out to us tax payers who pay for this service. Now they can continue years and years of illegal drug abuse. Good job LPD.
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+14 #2 Congratulations 2018-04-12 13:39
Great job Hunter!
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-18 #1 Citizen 2018-04-11 20:54
The only reason Matt is doing any of this is because he is part of the Drug Bunch that is pushing the Needle Exchange I have not a Problem with helping anybody I truly believe we need to help someone but these drug addicts do this to themselves and will only keep on doing this. Send them to a Place to dry them out if you do not do that then a couple years in a GOOD jail will do it but I Applaud the Young Officer for what he did but he shouldn't have to do that. Are You going to give him some insulin to give a diabetic a shot when they need it? I say you won't.
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