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Posted on: October 11, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Council Recap - Oct. 10th Regular Meeting

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Here's a brief summary of 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 October 10th regular meeting:

1๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council passed Bill No. 6575, authorizing a three-year renewal of the city website service with CivicPlus.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This decision aligns with our mission of transparent government and citizen engagement, enhancing our online services. It also includes CivicMedia, allowing us to stream public meetings to multiple platforms, further increasing transparency. ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“บ

2๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council passed Bill No. 6576, authorizing the replacement of audio-visual equipment in the Stanley H. Allen Council Chambers.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This upgrade replaces aging projection and sound equipment, enabling us to start streaming public meetings, thus enhancing transparency. ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐Ÿ”Š

3๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council passed Bill No. 6577, authorizing the purchase of sewer materials for the Lebanon Industrial Park.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This action is pivotal, considering the unprecedented growth of the Lebanon Industrial Park with three new businesses breaking ground in 2023, the first in more than 17 years. It's crucial to facilitate this expansion in enhance economic development. ๐Ÿญ๐ŸŒŠ

4๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council passed Bill No. 6579, authorizing asphalt paving and repairs and the construction of a batting cage at Atchley Park.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: This action supports our commitment to keeping Lebanon walkable by repairing walking tracks and offers more recreational opportunities for children and families with the addition of batting cages. ๐Ÿšถโšพ

5๏ธโƒฃ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป: Council approved Bill No. 6580, authorizing asphalt paving and construction for a pickleball court and basketball court as part of the upcoming Wallace Park renovation.

๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: Responding to the community's desire for more activities like pickleball, this decision enhances our recreational offerings. This is also one of the first actions in our current renovation of Wallace Park. ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ€

In other news, council approved Mayor Jared Carr's appointments to the Lebanon Area Veterans Memorial Board. Appointments include:

๐Ÿ”น Kathleen Haefner: Reappointment to a term expiring May 2024

๐Ÿ”น Steven Marcum: Reappointment to a term expiring May 2024

๐Ÿ”น Donna Mason: Reappointment to a term expiring May 2024

๐Ÿ”น Andrew Barnett: Reappointment to a term expiring May 2024

๐Ÿ”น Simon Westerfield: Reappointment to a term expiring May 2025

๐Ÿ”น Marvin Basnett: Reappointment to a term expiring May 2025

๐Ÿ”น Stephen Hull: Appointment to a term expiring May 2025

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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