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April 10, 2014

City looks to upgrade garbage trucks, applies for recycling grant



Previously, Rudder had informed the council repairs would cost approximately $230,000 but would be covered by emergency road funds set aside by the state.  The city received $191,000 from the emergency fund.

Also discussed:

• The council approved a 5K for Autism Awareness month, which will take place on April 26.

• The council approved a 5K run for Kentucky State Police Trooper Jason VanHook, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.  The event is being organized by Bill Douglas, a volunteer at Saint Joseph London’s emergency room, in cooperation with Trooper’s Island Camp and the Kentucky Leukemia Society.  The 5K will take place on June 21, all proceeds will go towards Trooper VanHook’s treatment.

• The council tentatively approved a 5K for Grills Gone Wild on April 12, 2015, assuming that the 5K meets the criteria that proceeds go towards a charitable organization.

• The council approved several events for Older Americans Month in May.  Laurel County Older Persons Activity Center (OPAC) Executive Director Donna Stanifer presented the council with plans for the weekend of May 9 and May 10, that will include a senior walk, fish fry, community-wide movie night and a senior dance.

• The council was informed of a public hearing on May 13, with the Planning and Zoning Commission in regards to a request by AT&T to construct a new communications facility at 300 Liperote Way.

• The council approved a request to move forward with the proceedings of eminent domain on an abandoned home at 201 Slate Lick Street.

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