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Columbia City Council Report, November 7, 2011

In last night's meeting:
  • Office Park Drive accepted as a City Street
  • Clayton Hadley apprises Council of plans for ice vending operation
  • Lake Cumberland Hazardous Waste Plan adopted
  • Mayor Harris announced bagged leaves will be picked up
  • Mayor announces progress on Sidewalk project
  • Mayor announces street truck ready to use
  • Councillor Deans congratulates the band
  • Robert Flowers goes on record against moving Christmas in Columbia from downtown
  • Council Grider praises band; also against moving Christmas
  • Council Hadley wishes Band well, enjoys hearing them practice
  • Councillor Parson voices opposition to moving Christmas in Columbia

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By Ed Waggener

In last night's City Council meeting, the Council voted to add a new street, Office Park Drive, to the street system, heard an encouraging report on downtown renovation including the Well Walk sidewalk project, received word that City Street department truck is ready to use, and Mayor Harris announced leaf pickups on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Office Park Drive accepted as a City Street

The motion to approve the addition of Office Park Drive into the city street system was made by Councillor Craig Dean, with a second by Tony Grider. It was approved 6-0 on a show of hands, with Coucillors Linda Waggener, June Parson, Jim Hadley and Robert Flowers joining in affirming the action.

Mayor Harris recommended the inclusion because the street is already heavily used as a shortcut from the Montgomery Avenue/Heskamp Street area and the busy Jamestown and Hurt Street intersection shopping and professional services area.

Clayton Hadley apprises Council of plans for ice vending operation

Adair County businessman Clayton Hadley came before the Council to tell them of his plans to put a 24 hour Ice Vending location near Taco Bell in the old Walmart Shopping center, near Taco Bell and across Jamestown Street from the Columbia McDonalds. The new business is now making its way through Columbia Planning and Zoning and past various red tape obstacles, but Hadley expects the $100,000 plus investment to be in operation in time for the next tourist season.

Lake Cumberland Hazardous Waste Plan adopted

The Council heard a reading of Resolution 2011-07, a resolution for the adoption of the Lake Cumberland Area Development District Regional Hazzard Mitigation Plan, which was accepted unanimously on following a motion by Councillor Dean, with a second by Jim Hadley.

Mayor Harris announced by bagged leaves will be picked up

Mayor Harris annnounced that bagged leaves will be picked up by the City Street Department on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and that the city's latest vehicle acquisition, a truck for the Street Department, is ready to go into use.

The Mayor also congratulated ADAIR Band for its record 20th State KMEA Marching Band Championship. An amazing feat, he said.

Mayor Harris said that he would like to see the city invest in a leaf vacuum, and hoped to have prices for Council to consider before next autumn.

Council announcements
Craig Dean congratulated the band and acknowledged the service and sacrifice of Veterans.

Robert Flowers asked to go on record as being very disappointed that Christmas in Columbia had been moved from Downtown to Lindsey Wilson College, saying he would very much like to keep it downtown

Tony Grider congratulated the band and said he was very happy with the progress on sidewalks, and agreed with Robert Flowers that Christmas in Columbia should remain Downtown.Jim Hadley Thanked the band, and noted that he lived in Longhunters Subdivision, and enjoys hearing them practice often. He also thanked the veterans.

June Parson Agreed with Robert Flowers in his disappointment that Christmas in Columbia had been moved from Downtown.
The routine approval of the minutes for the October 3, 2011 meeting was unanimous on a motion by Jim Hadley, seconded by June Parson.

Councillor Robert Flowers continued tradition of Joe Moore and moved adjournment.

End of Report, Regular Meeting, November 7, 2011
About your Columbia City Council

The Columbia City Council meets each first Monday in the Council Meeting Room, City Hall, 115 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.The meetings are open to the public. Mayor Mark D. Harris. Councillors Robert Flowers, Linda Waggener, Jim Hadley, Craig Dean, June Parson, Tony Grider. City Clerk Sonya Roy. City Attorney Marshall Loy. City Police Chief Jason Cross. City Gas Department Superintendent Ronald Cook. City Sanitation Department Superintendent Kenneth Dulin. City Street Department Superintendent Donnie Rowe. City Events Planner Rhonda Loy.


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Sidewalk reconstruction, Monday evening, Nov. 7, 2011



2011-11-07 - 300 Quadrant, Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
The Well Walk off the Public Square reconstruction site has been minimized during the day. The contractors have reduced the space on the Square to the width of one storefront. At right is a photo of the compacted fill, now fenced off with a barricade squareside, and safety netting over the far end, over the alley. At the Columbia City Council meeting, Publisher Sharon Burton of the Farmland Publications, publisher of the Adair County Community Voice, one of three businesses on the walk, that the momentary disruption is well worth it. Workers in Farmland Publications, Dr. Janelle Brown, and Best Buys Clothes can be accessed only through their Reed Street lower level entrances until the Sidewalk is completed

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Dawn of a New Day in Walking Distance of Lindsey Wilson College



2011-11-08 - Heskamp Street and Office Park Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
A much used shortcut between Jamestown Street and Downtown, Office Park Drive, will become a part of the City Street system, A 6-0 vote last night, Monday, November 7, 2011 was taken to accept the street. Councillor Craig Dean made the motion to approve, with a second by Tony Grider, affirmed as well by Linda Waggener, June Parsons, Robert Flowers, and Jim Hadley. The area is in Columbia's fastest growing sections, spurred by being within Walking Distance of Lindsey Wilson College.

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