The Stanton City Council met last Thursday evening for their regular schedule monthly meeting.
Stanton Mayor Dale Allen told council members that the new building is almost finished and that within a few weeks they should be able to begin moving that way. The city has already applied for their occupancy permit from Frankfort.
According to Allen a couple small things will need to be completed before they can officially move into the building.
The Stanton City Park will soon have some new additions. Obstacle course racing (OCR) has become very popular throughout the United States and there will soon be a small part of OCR added to the city park.
Six permanent obstacles will be spread throughout the park for individuals to try and complete. The obstacles that will be added are like those found in OCR such as the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, Conquer the Gauntlet and Savage Race.
The obstacles will be placed along the path and will cause no interference with the path itself.
Having the OCR set up in the park will only increase the city’s liability by $250-$300 per year.
Council members agreed on a bid of $7,500 for new turf to be installed on the soccer field at the Stanton City Park. The bid covers the preferable grass, labor, material, leveling of the field, and drain. Two hundred and seventy five people recently signed up for soccer in Powell County, and this field will be a high school regulation field and will allow the high school to have a home field.
Members of the council also discussed the restaurant tax. The city would like to form their own board that will allow more control over what the restaurant tax monies is spent on. A resolution will need to be drafted by City Attorney Scott Graham to notify the current board that they wish to withdraw.
The City plans to have a board ready and in place by January 2017. The council members agreed and voted to approve.
Other items covered at the meeting included:
• Resolution approving BACKUPPS for the Police Department
• Approved payment to Rogers Hardware for fence in the amount of $6,950
• 2nd reading of Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
• Review of year to date budget for current year.
The Stanton City Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m.