By Dave Taylor
The city of Hawesville got a reprieve from being removed from the joint planning and zoning commission Monday night when no one could produce a written agreement requiring the governments of Hawesville, Lewisport and the county fiscal court to pay a set amount, or even any amount at all, to fund the commission.
After not paying its $2,500 quarterly dues since October of 2018 and running up a late bill of $7,500, Hawesville was threatened with removal from the commission if it didn’t pay before the next commission meeting, since planning and zoning is funded with equal payments from each of the three governments. But, Mayor Charles King came to the meeting and said the city had decided to pay less and that there were no written agreements to compel the city to pay any dues.
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