Published: November 8, 2018


THE LAWRENCEBURG CITY COUNCIL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION THIS MORNING.  THE MEETING BEGAN WITH MEMBERS OF THE WEST GAINES SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER ADDRESSING CITY OFFICIALS REGARDING THE STEPS THAT STILL NEED TO BE TAKEN TO OBTAIN THE DEED TO THE OLD SCHOOL ON WEST GAINES STREET WHICH THEY PLAN TO MAKE INTO A COMMUNITY CENTER AND MUSEUM.  THE GROUP ADVISED THAT PAPERWORK HAS BEEN FILED TO ESTABLISH THEM AS A 501C3.  MAYOR KEITH DURHAM ADVISED THE GROUP THAT ONCE THAT PAPERWORK IS APPROVED BY THE STATE AND IRS, THE CITY CAN FINALIZE OBTAINING THE PROPERTY FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD AND WILL TRANSFER THE DEED OVER TO THEM.  MAYOR DURHAM THEN APPOINTED RYAN EAGLY TO THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD AND THE MEMBERS VOTED TO MEET ON NOVEMBER 21ST DUE TO THE NEXT MEETING BEING SCHEDULED ON THANKSGIVING. LEADERS THEN VOTED AND APPROVED THE FINAL READING OF THE ORDINANCE PERTAINING EXEMPT EMPLOYEES BEING ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME DURING CERTAIN DISASTERS AND AN ORDINANCE PERTAINING TO AN AMENDMENT OF THE 2018-2019 BUDGET WAS APPROVED WHICH REFLECTS A TWO THOUSAND DOLLAR SAFETY GRANT TO THE CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT BUDGET.  CITY LEADERS APPROVED ALL RESOLUTIONS SET BEFORE THEM INCLUDING A RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH AETNA TO OFFER AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, THE APPOINTMENT OF EDDY CASTEEL TO THE HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD AND THE AUTHORIZATION OF ALLOWING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO NEGOTIATIONS WITH TERRA MARE CONSERVATION FOR THE RESTORATION AND REPAIR OF THE DAVID CROCKETT STATUE.  THE PROJECT SHOULD BEGIN IN EARLY SPRING AND WILL TAKE SEVEN DAYS TO COMPLETE AND WILL BE DONE ON SITE.  THE COUNCIL WILL MEET AGAIN ON NOVEMBER 21ST.