city of henderson2017HENDERSON, Ky. (1/29/20) — The Henderson Board of Commissioners is considering an ordinance amendment to ban smoking at city parks

In another amendment related to smoking, the commission also passed first reading of the special events ordinance that would allow permit holders to designate whether a designated smoking area will be included during events.

In other business, the commission:

• Heard a presentation from finance director Robert Gunter and CPA Mac Neel of Alexander Thompson Arnold related to the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and Community Relations Manager/PIO Donna B. Stinnett piggy-backed on that with a brief presentation of a related publication.

• Heard a report from Police Chief Heath Cox about the Police Foundation as a potential supplemental funding mechanism for the department’s equipment and training programs.

• Vision Group Chair Missy Vanderpool along with Brian Bishop, Abby Dixon and Lindsay Locasto presented the recently completed Downtown Master Plan that is an appendix of the 2015 Vision Plan.

• Debbie Edwards, Humane Society of Henderson County director, gave the organization’s quarterly report.

• Henderson Tourist Commission Director Abby Dixon provided an update about what her state tourism association is proposing in their legislative agenda.

• Approved the submission and acceptance of a Highway Safety Grant.

• Awarded a bid for the mowing contract for the city’s cemeteries.

The next regular meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the third-floor Assembly Room at Henderson Municipal Center. There is a work session planned for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. There will not be a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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Information provided by Donna Stinnett

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