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Madisonville Approves Old City Building Demolition; Accepts Rotary Donation

Madville rotary checkMADISONVILLE, Ky. (3/19/14) — The Madisonville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 5 at the City Council Chambers.

The council approved the authorization of the mayor to make applications through the Kentucky Division of Waste Management for recycling funding through the 2014-2015 Kentucky Pride Fund Recycling Grant Program.

The White Plains Fire Department's bid for the 1987 Pierce Arrow pumper fire truck was approved by the council in the amount of $7,785.

President of Madisonville Rotary Club Frank Williams presented the city with a $15,000 check for the Festus Clayborn Spray Ground Project.

“It is my distinct pleasure to present to the city with a ceremonial check for $15, 000,” said Williams. “This is to help enhance the Festus Clayborn Park. This park fits really well with the ambition of the Rotary Club to serve the youth of Hopkins County and surrounding areas.”

The council approved city attorney Joe Evans III to file suit against Five Star Roofing Systems relating to roofing work performed at the airport.

The 911 consolidation proposals and costs were approved by the council for a grand total of $60,285.79, which includes services from Indoor Comfort Service, GM Telecomm, JJM & Associates, The Technology Department, Anixter and ID&A.

Empty lots located at 420 Graves St., 444 and 454 Woodson Avenue and 506 W. Center St. were approved by the council to be declared as surplus and to be advertised for bids to be sold.

The council authorized a request to advertise bids for Jack and Bore Installation as part of the North Side Pressure Zone project and approved requests to advertise bids for Westside WWTP Sludge Dewatering Improvements.

The authorized request was approved by the council to advertise to contractors for the demolition and site restoration of the old city hall building.

“We have been working over a year now just vacating the old city hall,” said city engineer Bill Jackson. “We have put together the plans for this project; once it is cleared we are looking at putting in a nice downtown park.”

The new downtown park will consist of a demo building, block party wall, grass area, pavilion, comfort station, seating, water fountain, and additional parking for the public. This area will also be used for Friday Night Live or outdoor concerts, which will provide more attraction to the downtown area.

The council approved action on a contract for engineering services with Associated Engineers for design services relative to the first phase of the road within Mahr Park.

David Lose and Mary Vavra of Lose & Associates presented the final Mahr Park at Hidden Hills Farm Master Plan.

“It has taken a lot of hours and a lot of ideas for this park,” said Jackson. “It has been a very deliberate and thoughtful process that we have gone through so the product we are creating will be something that will be an important part of our community for generations to come.”

In other news, current renovations are being made in the old downtown Daisy’s Florist building.
 
“It’s currently being renovated because Tommy D’s in the mall will be opening a second location,” said Debbie Todd. “We just issued the permit a couple weeks ago, we aren’t exactly sure how long it will take, but we are looking at 60 days.”

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter

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