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Commission sets new fee schedule for landfill, oks pocket park lease

Commission sets new fee schedule for landfill, oks pocket park lease

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

September 13th, 2017

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HENDERSON, Ky. – The Henderson City Commissioner has set a new rate structure for the residual/Construction Demolition and Debris landfill and authorized a lease agreement with Historic Second LLC for the creation of a “pocket park” in the 200 block of Second Street.

The new fee structure was recommended by the City-County Cooperative Study Commission and has already been acted upon by Henderson County Fiscal Court.

The “pocket park” project is a collaborative project of the City, Downtown Henderson Partnership, Henderson County Tourist Commission, Henderson Board of Realtors and others and is intended to stimulate growth in this area of the central business district. The “pocket park” across from our studios will contain a small area for outdoor performance.

In other action, the commission:

— Passed first readings making amendments to the Code of Ordinances relating to fire prevention, the sewer use ordinance and community development. These are part of the ongoing initiative to update the Code.

— Passed a resolution authorizing the City’s community development specialist to serve as local administrator for grant programs from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Kentucky Housing Corporation.

— Authorized a lease between the Henderson Water Utility and Habitat for Humanity of Henderson for use of property at Clark and Third streets.

— Approved a municipal order continuing recycling for commercial businesses through Sept. 30, 2018.

— Awarded bids for a 16 cubic yard refuse packer and a small size SUV for the Codes Department.

— Heard a report from City Manager Russell Sights that included information about the rezoning and narrative development plan at Players Club Golf Course and a request for the placement of a flag pole in Redbanks Park to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Henderson Rotary Club.

— Continued a review of the Code of Ordinances with a discussion of Chapter 14, Garbage and Refuse.

— Heard presentations from Public Information Officer Donna Stinnett about the office’s communications plan and heard an update about the Countryview Subdivision project from Buzzy Newman of Henderson Water Utility.

— Presented an 35 year employee service award to Glen Oats.

The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the third-floor Assembly Room of Henderson City Building.

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