📌 Here's a breakdown of the major actions taken by the Lebanon City Council during their regular meeting on June 26th:
1️⃣ Action: Council approved Bill No. 6515, approving FY 24 road overlays.
● Impact: These 12 layover projects will cover 16,722 linear feet in FY 2024. This means road improvements for the community, with work set to begin in the early fall. Roads scheduled for overlays include Hospital Drive, Deadra Drive, Tekary Drive, Stella Street, Danielle Drive, Ryan Street, Eastmont Drive, Timberwood Lane, Berrywood Drive, Cranberry Lane, Raspberry Drive, and Bethel Road. 🛣️ 🚧👷♂️
2️⃣ Action: Council approved Bill 6516, authorizing engineering for Mohawk Drive in the Lebanon Industrial Park.
● Impact: With three new businesses coming to the Industrial Park, road improvements are necessary. This supports and promotes business growth in the City of Lebanon. 🏭💼
3️⃣ Action: Council approved Bill 6522, authorizing the purchase of thermal imaging cameras for the fire department.
● Impact: The acquisition of new thermal imaging cameras will enable firefighters to locate victims more quickly in smoke-filled environments and identify fires hidden behind walls. This enhances safety and operational efficiency for the fire department. 🔥👨🚒🎥
4️⃣ Action: Council passed Bill No. 6523, authorizing the preparation of conceptual designs for proposed improvements to Wallace Park.
● Impact: This step signifies the city's plan to renovate Wallace Park in the fall. The park will undergo a transformation, featuring a basketball court, pickleball courts, and trail connections to existing facilities. It will enhance recreational opportunities for the community. 🌳🏀🥒
5️⃣ Action: Council rejected Bill 6527, authorizing the rezoning of Lot 4 of Conn C Winfrey Memorial Acres near Atchley Park from RS-1 to C-1 Commercial.
● Impact: The decision prevents a business from being established in this residential area due to concerns raised by residents regarding traffic, location, safety, and property values. It preserves the residential character and integrity of the neighborhood. 🚫🏠💼
In other news:
➡ Christine Hutson was appointed to the Library Board until June 2026. 📚
➡ Mayor Jared Carr honored former Councilman Ken Eldridge, who retired earlier this month for personal reasons. 👏
➡The council was introduced to Ashley Mahan, the new executive director of the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. 🤝
For more information and a detailed agenda of the meeting, please refer to the city's website. 🗞️🌐