The Owensboro Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday evening. On the agenda are an ordinance reading for city employee drug and alcohol testing and a municipal order to authorize the real estate purchase of Roberts Brothers Auto Mart, which the city plans to use to improve the downtown development area.
Two presentations will be made by the board, including a proclamation for National Catholic Sisters Week and a proclamation honoring the Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces basketball team as All “A” state champions.
A second reading for an ordinance entitled “An Ordinance Revisiting the City of Owensboro Employee Handbook Policy 319 Maintaining our Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies and Procedures in Accordance with Applicable Law” will be heard at Tuesday night’s meeting. This ordinance involves a technical revision of Drug and Alcohol testing in Policy 319 in the Employee Handbook, which is needed to meet the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) random drug and alcohol testing rates.
These rates became effective as of Jan. 1, 2019, and they require that at least 50 percent of the Owensboro Transit System’s employees must be drug tested at random over the course of a year.
Meanwhile, a municipal order (4-2019) will be discussed, which will authorize and direct Mayor Tom Watson to execute a real estate purchase and sale agreement for the property which previously belonged to Roberts Brothers Auto Mart at 603 W. Fourth St.
Roberts Brothers Realty currently owns the property and have agreed to sell it to the City of Owensboro.
“The City seeks to acquire the property to perform additional improvements in the downtown development area,” the agenda states.
The board of commissioners will also consider board and personnel appointments and consider the financial report for the period ending Dec. 31, 2018.
An open public forum will be held at the end of the meeting, inviting members of the audience to address the City Commission on any matter of public concern that was not on the agenda. Remarks are limited to three minutes or less.
The commission meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of City Hall.