LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
“We asked for proposals on cell tower rentals. We did get one proposal from London Radio Service. The proposal was everything we have been getting at the price we had been getting it for in the past,” Rudder said.
Attorney Larry Bryson stated a proposal was different from a bid, however "it contains all of the information you would want with a bid.”
Bryson suggested the council look at the contract again in three years to be compliant with state auditor practices.
“Because this involves a city employee, it’s important the city employee’s interest be made public and it is. Stewart Walker is the owner of London Radio Service and is the chief of police,” Bryson said.
Bryson felt the contract is in the best interest of the public and city.
“The proposal is within the price that we have been paying and it the best service available,” Mayor Troy Rudder said. “I suggest the council accept the proposal to use the London Radio Service towers.”
After voting, the council accepted the proposal to continue the business relationship with London Radio Service, contracting tower rentals at $105 per month for police services, $160 per month for the main dispatch line for fire and emergency services and $140 per month for interagency radio communications.
Additionally Rudder made several appointments for the London Tourism Commission:
• Representing the City of London, Bill Dezarn will serve a three-year term and Sharon Cornelius will serve a two-year term;
• Representing the Chamber of Commerce, Troy House will serve a one-year term;
• Representing hotels in the city, Holly Little will serve a two-year term, Mackie Williams will serve a three-year term, and Jason Handy will serve a one-year term; and
• Representing restaurants in the city, Judy Barnett will serve a one-year term.