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Posted on: November 14, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City Council Recap - Nov. 13th Regular Meeting

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Key Highlights from the Nov. 13th regular ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด:

1๏ธโƒฃ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ก๐—ผ. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฒ, paving the way for a Consultant Agreement with Sarah Stewart, the new Executive Director for Downtown Lebanon.

โ— ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: ๐ŸŒ† 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.

2๏ธโƒฃ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ก๐—ผ. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐Ÿญ received approval, empowering the Parks Department to acquire a shelter for the ongoing Wallace Park renovation.

โ— ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: ๐Ÿž๏ธ 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.

3๏ธโƒฃ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ก๐—ผ. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฎ was greenlit, establishing an Agreement between the City and MoDOT for Sidewalk and Curb Ramp Improvements at Jefferson Avenue and Seventh Street.

โ— ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: ๐Ÿšถ‍โ™‚๏ธ This action will help enhance safety and walkability in Lebanon; MoDOT will utilize City right-of-way for crucial pedestrian sidewalk improvements.

4๏ธโƒฃ Council granted approval for ๐—•๐—ถ๐—น๐—น ๐—ก๐—ผ. ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ, accepting a grant to fund Beck and Ivey lanes sidewalk improvements as outlined in the 2020 Sidewalk Master Plan.

โ— ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜: ๐Ÿšง 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.

๐—œ๐—ป ๐—”๐—ฑ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€:

โžก Council approved parade permits for the ๐‘ณ๐™š๐’ƒ๐™–๐’๐™ค๐’ ๐‘ช๐™๐’“๐™ž๐’”๐™ฉ๐’Ž๐™–๐’” ๐‘ท๐™–๐’“๐™–๐’…๐™š  on Saturday and the Second Annual  ๐™‡๐’Š๐™œ๐’‰๐™ฉ๐’†๐™™ ๐™๐‘ป๐™‘ ๐˜พ๐’‰๐™ง๐’Š๐™จ๐’•๐™ข๐’‚๐™จ ๐™‹๐’‚๐™ง๐’‚๐™™๐’† 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.

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