WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (1/23/12) - Last week was the first meeting of 2013 for the Dixon Commission. New members Junior Little and David Royster were introduced to the public. Commissioner Jennifer Stone was also present, but John Ramsey was absent.
Rod Martin and Jason Enlow of Hunter Martin and Associates were on hand to update the commission on the progress of the Dixon water project.
“The contract is set to end February 11, about four weeks, in time for the monthly meeting,” said Jason Enlow. “They’ve got two weeks left to get the main in service. It's your decision if you want to extend the contract to the March monthly meeting or not. It won't cost you anything extra, it just gives them a little more time.”
“That sounds reasonable to me,” said Mayor Linda Frederick. “They’ve had to make some easements that they didn’t expect.”
“Because of their long range goal includes widening 41A, the state has not been lenient on some things,” Enlow said.”
With very little further discussion the commissioners voted to extend the contract until March 11, 2013.
At the latest all work on the project should be concluded by the end of March.
Next the commission appointed Junior Little, as the highest vote getter in the November election, the Mayor Pro-Temp in case Mayor Frederick is ever absent.
“We’ve got a safety grant that we will be eligible for in July,” the mayor said when they moved to new business. “The Kentucky League of City’s will offer 50/50 on anything up to $3,000. They will match up to $1,500.”
Mayor Frederick wants to use the money to fix a damaged sidewalk on Leaper Street near the home of Shorty and Geraldine Stone.
“It’s definitely a safety issue, so we should have no trouble getting the grant,” she reported. “But we’re going to need some easements and someone to figure out how to lay the sidewalk out.”
If Dixon gets this grant in July, they will become eligible for a similar one in March of next year.
J-E News Editor
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