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Posted on: June 13, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Council Recap - June 12th Regular Meeting

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📌 Here is a brief summary of the major actions taken by the Lebanon City Council at their regular June 12th meeting:

✅ 🌳Council approved Bill 6497, which funds the construction of a walking trail connecting Harke Park to the existing sidewalk along Fremont, ultimately linking with Nelson Park.

How does this impact me?

🚶‍♂️🌱Based on the feedback from the community satisfaction and parks surveys, it was evident that bike and walking trails are a high priority for our community. By connecting the existing park trails, Lebanon Middle School, and Coleman Conservation Area, this project significantly expands the available walking options. The Harke Park/Nelson Park Connector will create a pedestrian connection between the two parks, enhancing walkability by 775 feet. This improvement was made possible by voters approving a shift from property tax to a half cent sales tax, specifically designated for parks and stormwater improvements.

✅ 🏭 Council approved Bill 6500, authorizing the purchase of water materials for the Boat Town Brewing Location.

Why is this important?

🌆 As Lebanon's Downtown District continues to grow, it becomes crucial to upgrade infrastructure accordingly. This purchase of water materials will support the efficient operation of downtown businesses, ensuring they can provide excellent services to their customers.

✅⛈️ Council approved Bill 6501, initiating engineering work for stormwater improvements on Bland Road and Mountrose Road.

How does this impact the community?

🌧️ During heavy rainfall, Bland Road has experienced issues with stormwater breaching, leading to damage to both public and private property. Thanks to the American Recovery Plan Act grant funds, the city will be able to address these stormwater issues in the Ward, better protecting the community's properties.

✅Additional actions taken during the meeting included the reappointment of 🙋‍♂️ Ted Dahl to the Board of Public Works for a term expiring in July 2024, as well as the approval of two 🎆fireworks displays in the City of Lebanon for the month of July.

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