Wickliffe City Hall Meeting
Jason Paul, KPI Staff
Wickliffe City Hall Meeting 04-01-2014
Citizens Deposit Bank Purchases property from City of Wickliffe
Wickliffe – At the recent Wickliffe City Hall meeting, Mayor Lynn Hopkins announced that the City of Wickliffe is receiving $50,000 for the property in front of the old school in Wickliffe. Hopkins continued by saying that Citizens Deposit Bank is purchasing the property. Hopkins informed the Council Members that the city spent approximately $4,000 clearing the property. Hopkins then asked the Council if they were going to put doors on the front of the school and use it or not.
During the Fort Jefferson Committee Report, Council Member David Phillips informed the rest of the Council that the extension request that was submitted for the Fort Jefferson Grant Project was approved. At the February 2014 Wickliffe City Hall meeting, Phillips recommended that the extension be submitted for approval because the building that will become the Visitor’s Center was full of mold. Mark Davis of Purchase Area Development District (PADD) requested that the Council adopt the Kentucky Model Procurement Code (KMPC) for the Fort Jefferson Project. The Council made and passed the motion for the KMPC.
Under old business, the Council discussed the Main Street Project. Council Member Cathy Hurt asked if two lights near the credit union were still going to be installed and the response was “yes.” The two old telephone poles at the Courthouse with the old lights are going to come down and replaced with a pedestal. It is the goal of the Main Street Committee to run the electrical wires for the lights underground and not overhead using an aerial.
Other old business, City Clerk Bethany Cain informed the Council that there will be live music Friday night, Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon there will be gospel singing at this year’s Harvest Festival. Cain continued by informing the Council that she contacted a person who will bring amusement rides and concession stands. Per Cain he will only come if the City of Wickliffe guarantees he will make $10,000. On Saturday morning there will be a 5k Poker Run. The money from the 5k Poker Run will be used for park updates. The Harvest Festival dates have been changed to accommodate the 5k Poker Run.
Under new business, the Council Members decided not to purchase a truck for $27,000 and attach a snow plow and not purchase a $10,000 John Deere mower. Phillips stated that Beech Grove Rd and 6th Street needs black topping this year.
The next Wickliffe City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at its regular time of 9:00 am.