Henderson Seal 02 300HENDERSON, Ky. (5/14/19) — The city of Henderson Board of Commissioners heard an update about The Bridges Golf Course of Henderson and heard a request from local community event organizers about broadening the scope of the special event permit at its regular meeting held today.

The golf course is still scheduled to open July 1, despite a rainy spring season that has slowed reconstruction. City special projects manager Dylan Ward said the course is really starting to look great.

As for the special event permit request, local restaurateur Casey Todd and Joey Marshall asked the commission to consider expanding the area in which alcohol would be allowed during special events. Mayor Steve Austin asked Todd and Marshall to serve on a committee with Commissioner Austin Vowels and City Attorney Dawn S. Kelsey to draft changes to the ordinance.

The board also heard a report from Melissa Clements about a new service that’s being launched in the community called United Way 211, which is a social services help line, and from Jule McClellan about a community walk taking place on Sunday to observe the centennial of women’s suffrage.

In other business, the board:

• Passed first reading amending the zoning ordinance in the second about flood-prone areas clarifying the map that will be used for verification.
• Passed first reading of an ordinance adopting an electric rate table and services schedules presented by Henderson Municipal Power & Light at the last commission meeting.
• Approved an ordinance accepting public way improvements (sidewalk) at 1407 N. Adams St.
• Approved an ordinance amending the Codes of Ordinances on Offenses that regulates loudspeakers on business premises and wearing of hoods or masks in public places.
• Approved a bid for consulting and testing for the public safety/wireless communication system, a change order for the repair of restrooms at Community Park and a contract with UMR for health benefits services as well as stop/loss and organ transplant coverage.
• Austin presented a proclamation for Building Safety Month to Codes Administrator Ray Nix and presented 20-year service award pins to Jeremy Baxter and Chris Watkins of Henderson Fire Department and Rodney Septer of Henderson Police Department.
• Authorized grant applications to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the purchase of hazmat equipment and four generators.

The next regular meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 28 in the third-floor Assembly Room at Henderson Municipal Center.

SurfKY News

Information provided by Donna Stinnett

A work session to discuss the Fiscal Year 2020 budget is set for Tuesday, May 21, in the third-floor Assembly Room. That meeting starts at 4 p.m.

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