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Posted on: September 26, 2023

City Council Recap - Sept. 25th Regular Meeting

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Here’s a breakdown of the major actions taken by the ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น  during their regular meeting on September 25th:

1๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council approved Bill No. 6570, authorizing staff to work with Employ Superior Drilling and Blasting INC. to break rock for utility and street extensions in the Lebanon industrial park.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This decision is significant because it marks the first time in more than 17 years that construction is beginning in the Industrial Park with at least three new industries locating there. City staff members are encountering a lot of underground rock, and this work will be necessary to facilitate the growth in the park. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿšง

2๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council approved Bill No. 6571, authorizing the execution of documents to begin working toward constructing 1,190 feet of new street, curb, and gutter for the industrial park development.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This agreement will help improve the infrastructure of the industrial park and make it more accessible to businesses and residents alike. ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ๐Ÿข

3๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council approved Bill No. 6572, authorizing the beginnings of drawings for sidewalk on East Bland Road from Lana Drive to Tower Road.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This decision will help provide residents with safer options for reaching city shopping centers as this area has high pedestrian traffic. ๐Ÿšถ‍โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธ 

4๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council passed Bill No. 6574, authorizing a Pillar Membership with the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: The chamber has experienced a decline of more than 255 members over the last five years with 77 members in 2022 alone. The chamber is under new leadership and currently going through a rebranding and reimagining of the services provided to the business community, and their presence has increased in the community. A dynamic, progressive chamber is important for helping to build and improve the business community, and the Pillar Membership serves as an investment in economic development. ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ‘ฅ

In other news:

๐Ÿ”น Mayor Jared Carr read a proclamation celebrating Constitution Week.

๐Ÿ”น Council approved Mayor Carr’s reappointment of Gib Adkins, Randy Palilla, and Michelle Cochran to terms on the Lebanon Tourism and Marketing Advisory Committee expiring in 2025.

๐Ÿ”น Council approved Tommy Files’ and David Simmons’ terms on the Airport Advisory Board expiring in 2026.

Please note that this recap ๐’…๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’…๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’ ๐’…๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’†๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ but highlights the major ones. For a comprehensive view, you can refer to Lebanon City’s website and access the full agenda. ๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ๐ŸŒ

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