By David J. Griffin, Times Reporter
Roads and water lines comprised most of the agenda last Thursday at the meeting of Stanton City Council. Mayor Dale Allen described the improvements to the council.
Providing an update on the 11,000 foot of water lines along Cow Creek Road, he said: “The water lines are almost complete except for pressure reducing valves which have been ordered and should be received in a few days. After the valves are installed and we conduct two bacterial tests, then the project will be complete.” He added that samples of the water must be sent to laboratories and that the results must show that no bacteria are present in the new water lines.
In other business, Allen opened bids for blacktop to be used to repair damaged areas of the city’s streets. The two bids were awarded to Goodwin and Sons Paving of Clay City at costs of $13,990 and $3,975. Areas to be refurbished include: Breckinridge Street, Railroad Street, Blackburn Street, Church Street, East Riverview, and West Riverview. Work on these projects should begin in approximately one week.
Mayor Allen also announced several appointments that he has made recently. They included: Faye King has agreed to serve another term on the Tourism Board, Tony Morton was re-appointed to the Tourism Board, Tommy Mays will serve on the Park Board, and Patty Howell was appointed to the Planning and Zoning Board.
The topic of the Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force agreement between the city and the KSP was again brought to the attention of the council. A discussion concerning the salary of the city police officer, overtime, travel, and other relevant matters was held. The council decided to table the matter until the next regular meeting, which will be held on Oct. 8 at 6:30 pm. Chief of Police Kevin Neal said he will contact the appropriate officers of the KSP to be present at that meeting to answer questions from the council.
Mrs. Janis Trent appeared again to complain about the dust on Industrial Drive. She said, “Well, what are we going to do with the problem that has been going on for years?” Evidently, the dust is a problem again.
City Attorney Scott Graham replied, “We need to have the Zoning Officer (Ed Hash) issue her (Mrs. Montgomery) another citation for the dust on Industrial Drive.”