Departments & Agencies:

City Clerk/Treasurer

Janet Dunbar

200 West Arcadia Avenue

P. O. Box 345

Dawson Springs, KY  42408

(270)797-2781

FAX (270)797-2221

jdunbar@dawsonspringsky.com

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. M-F

The City Clerk/Treasurer is involved in the planning, coordination and maintenance of all financial matters for the City, serves as Clerk to the City Council, reports to the Mayor and provides operating and financial reports.  Responsible for maintaining and attesting to official records of the City, prepares the agenda for all City Council meetings, and keeps records of all regular and special City Council meetings, maintains updated codification of ordinances, serves as City’s Personnel Officer overseeing all City benefits.  Responsible for billing and collecting City property taxes, business license fees, occupational taxes and insurance premium taxes.  The City Clerk’s Office is also responsible for preparing all related employee withholding reports.

Majority of businesses are required to pay a net profits license fee.

Business Licenses are due by May 10th each year.

Businesses with employees are required to withhold and pay an occupational license fee of 1 ½ %.

Vehicle “City” Stickers are no longer required.

City Property Taxes are due by December 31.

Reservations are required for use of City Park Pavilion and shelters.

Zoning Administrator

City Clerk issues business building permits and mobile home permits.  Hopkins County Joint Planning Commission issues all residential building permits (270)825-4457.  Zoning business permits are also issued from Madisonville.


Police Chief

Coleman Brooks Dixon

200 West Arcadia Avenue

P. O. Box 345

Dawson Springs, KY  42408

(270)797-2277

FAX (270)797-2978

coleman.dixon@dawsonspringsky.com

www.dawsonspringspolice.net

Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates the activities of the Police Department in the enforcement of laws and ordinances, the prevention of crime, and the protection of life and property, directs the preparation and maintenance of police records and files.  Directs the investigation of major criminal offenses.  Sees that reports are prepared for the Mayor, prepares budget estimates, controls the expenditures of Department funds and recommends the purchase of necessary equipment.

The Dawson Springs Police Department responds to emergency calls of all types and enforces laws and local ordinances.  In addition to 4 officers, the Department has a full-time telecommunications staff that dispatches all emergency services for the City.


Fire Chief

Robert Linton

200 West Arcadia Avenue

P. O. Box 345

Dawson Springs, KY  42408

(270)797-2510

FAX (270)797-2978

Directs 25 member volunteer Fire Department.  Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief are part-time paid employees of the City.  The Fire Department and Emergency Rescue Squad provides Fire Prevention Education, protection of lives and property from fire, general aid and public service, medical first and, vehicle extrication and rescue

Fireworks Displays are prohibited unless approved by the State Fire Marshall’s Office.

Limited outdoor burning within the city limits.

Street Superintendent.

Bo Hester

200 West Arcadia Avenue

P. O. Box 345

Dawson Springs, KY  42408

(270)797-2781

FAX (270)797-2221

5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M-F

Organizes and directs the maintenance and repair of city streets, refuse collection and related public works activities.  Supervises street laborers and equipment operators, operates compactor and related public works equipment.  Determines and recommends the priority of streets and alleys to be maintained and repaired.


City Water & Sewer System

Terry Cansler, Superintendent

200 West Arcadia Avenue

P. O. Box 345

Dawson Springs, KY  42408

(270)797-2844

FAX (270)797-2221

citywater@vci.net

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

Directly supervises the water and sewer employees.  Responsible for scheduling maintenance on lines and equipment.  Serves as personnel officer.  Works with developers, contractors and engineers on utility projects.  Keeps Water Commission informed of ongoing projects.

Maintains water and sewer lines in city, installs new lines, operates water and wastewater plants