From The Office Of The Mayor
Greetings neighbors and friends:
The Finance Committee met in regards to purchase a new squad car. After much discussion and input they recommended to the City Council to purchase a new squad car in the amount not to exceed $55,000.00. The City Clerk looked into the possibility of a RDA Grant. Sargent Garrett Jahns drafted the grant language. The City was awarded $25,000.00 towards the purchase of the new vehicle. There was an additional $4500.00 given from the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau to offset the cost of the camera system. The remaining money was allocated from the General Fund. Great job done by Sargent Jahns and City Clerk Ann Schmidt.
The City Council is still moving towards the rehabilitation of North Mississippi Street. At this writing, we are investigating the possibility of a matching grant. More information will follow.
Due to the condition of the alley between City Hall and Jeff's Market, the City Council voted to repave the alley in concrete. With your patiencewe will get through this. Project to take approximately two weeks, weather permitting.
Work is scheduled to start on the new traffic lights for the school crossing, with a completion date of next spring.
Sewer lining will begin in the north end of town sometime in October. These mains are served from the lift station at West Scott Drive and East Lotte Street. This process will allow the existing sewer mains to be lined. By doing so, this will allow the existing mains to continue to be used and the streets will not need to be excavated for new. This will be completed in three phases.
The City Council voted to adopt new language for two ordinances. The first, Ordinance 8.20, is the length of grass. Next spring the new ordinance will be published in the newspaper one time. If a homeowner or business's grass reaches seven inches in height the City will cut the grass at the expense of the owner. No prior notification will be given. The second change is the Snow Removal Ordinance 12.12. The new fee for removal of snow removal by the City, or discharge of snow onto city streets will be $75.00. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these or any ordinances please contact myself or City Hall.
Trick-or-Treat for our Ghosts and Goblins has been set for Thursday, October 30th, from 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Don’t forget to adopt our Volunteer Fireman and sign up to provide a simple meal as a way to say thank you for all they do - contact Chief Brian Seamer.
Please plan on attending your City Council Meetings held on the 1stand 3rdMonday of each month. Your input is needed.
Please remember our men and women in uniform; because of what they do and what they have done I am able to write this letter. God bless each and every one of them.
In closing, I would like to add that it is an honor to serve this community. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free contact me at City Hall 381-4700 or the City cell phone 349-1359, or my home phone at 381-2803.
Sincerely, Brinson L. Kinzer, Mayor of the City of Blue Grass