Key Highlights from the Nov. 13th regular 𝗟𝗲𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗻 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗠𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴:
1️⃣ 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗱 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗼. 𝟲𝟱𝟵𝟲, paving the way for a Consultant Agreement with Sarah Stewart, the new Executive Director for Downtown Lebanon.
● 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁: 🌆 This move, funded partially by the economic development and Downtown Business District funds, will continue to ensure solid leadership for downtown growth. Lebanon’s downtown has seen amazing growth and improvements, and this action will help ensure that it continues.
2️⃣ 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗼. 𝟲𝟱𝟵𝟭 received approval, empowering the Parks Department to acquire a shelter for the ongoing Wallace Park renovation.
● 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁: 🏞️ Thanks to citizens' support through the parks and stormwater sales tax, Wallace Park is set for a modern facelift, featuring a new playground and pickleball courts. This action will contribute to the revitalization of one of Lebanon’s more historic neighborhoods.
3️⃣ 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗼. 𝟲𝟱𝟵𝟮 was greenlit, establishing an Agreement between the City and MoDOT for Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Improvements at Jefferson Avenue and Seventh Street.
● 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁: 🚶♂️ This action will help enhance safety and walkability in Lebanon; MoDOT will utilize City right-of-way for crucial pedestrian sidewalk improvements.
4️⃣ Council granted approval for 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗼. 𝟲𝟱𝟵𝟱, accepting a grant to fund Beck and Ivey lanes sidewalk improvements as outlined in the 2020 Sidewalk Master Plan.
● 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁: 🚧 A significant stride toward realizing long-awaited sidewalk improvements on the west side of Lebanon. This action will propel Lebanon towards becoming a safer and more accessible city. After a long wait, and with some right of way to acquire, funding is in place, and construction will begin in the not-so-distant future.
𝗜𝗻 𝗔𝗱𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀:
➡ Council approved parade permits for the 𝑳𝙚𝒃𝙖𝒏𝙤𝒏 𝑪𝙝𝒓𝙞𝒔𝙩𝒎𝙖𝒔 𝑷𝙖𝒓𝙖𝒅𝙚 on Saturday and the Second Annual 𝙇𝒊𝙜𝒉𝙩𝒆𝙙 𝙐𝑻𝙑 𝘾𝒉𝙧𝒊𝙨𝒕𝙢𝒂𝙨 𝙋𝒂𝙧𝒂𝙙𝒆 on December 8th during Christmas on Commercial.
This is just a brief recap of major actions taken by the council. Visit our agenda center for more details on the meeting.