Here is a brief recap of major action taken by the Lebanon City Council at the Oct. 12 regular meeting:
Council passed bills 6159 and 6160 authorizing the purchase of aerial cable for the electric department for projects along Woodhill Drive and Krudwig Avenue.
What does this mean to me?
The purchase of these advanced aerial cables will help the electric department upgrade the electrical grid and reduce the frequency of wildlife-related outages.
Council passed bill No. 6164 authorizing the purchase of benches, trash receptacles and message boards for the Downtown Business District.
What does this mean to the community?
As the community undertakes efforts to revitalize downtown Lebanon, residents can soon expect new benches and trash receptacles downtown. The total cost was $21,757.81 but the best news is that these fees will be reimbursed at 100 percent through a Household Hazardous Waste Grant.
Council approved Bill No. 6165 authorizing the purchase of meter bases from Durham Company.
With current COVID-19 related shipping issues, etc. Public Works has had a difficult time in getting the meter bases needed to keep up with housing and building construction. Through this agreement, city staff is making sure we have the stock of bases available to meet current demand and to be ready as several scheduled housing developments being to proceed over the coming weeks and months.
Council passed Bill No. 6169 authorizing the purchase of appliances for the fire department.
The new Lebanon Public Safety Center being constructed at the intersection of Ivey and Beck is scheduled to be completed in January. Ordering the appliances will ensure the building is ready for fire personnel upon opening. The purchase also provides replacements for current fire stations.