WEBSTER COUNTY, KY (11/7/12) – Providence Council zipped through a short agenda Monday night during regular session on the eve of the Nov. 6 General Election which all six council seats are up for grabs.
Mayor Eddie Gooch complimented the council on their participation in a public forum held last Thursday for all 11 candidates for those six council seats.
“The forum was very informative and very positive and I thought all 11 people did a really good job,” Gooch stated. “I congratulate you on your efforts and also want to thank the Providence Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event. I just wish there had been more citizen involvement.”
Mayor Gooch continued the meeting by saying that blacktopping potholes throughout the city began last week and work would continue this week. He noted that there were quite a few potholes to fill because of the many water leaks throughout the year.
“Keep in mind that right now we’re just filling those holes to about an inch from the top, then we will come back and fill the final inch with very fine blacktop for a very smooth finish and grade,” Gooch noted.
In other business, Providence Director of Public Works David May stated that work had restarted on the sewer line project that includes parts of Westerfield Drive and Hudson Meadows.
“They (the construction company) are back on the job and I talked to them late last week and they said everything is moving along very good. They should finish up on time,” May stated.
The repair of the Frank White Track at Westerfield Park is near completion for the winter and Mayor Gooch stated he was very pleased with the results.
Councilwoman Shannon Layton agreed.
“I went down there the other day and the guys have done a fantastic job, it’s very, very nice work, something we can be very proud of,” she stated.
“Yes, I was very pleased with the results,” Gooch added. “We will complete the remaining repairs in the spring.”
In final business, Police Chief Brent McDowell presented to Gooch a Monthly Activity Report for October which included:
• Collision Investigated 3
• Escorts 2
• Warnings 23
• Special Detail 14
• Complaints 198
• Officer Assist 32
• Warrants Served 4
• Drug Investigations 11
• Misdemeanor Arrest 25
• Felony Arrest 9
With no further business, the council adjourned.
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