By PJ Martin
The Edmonton City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 6th with all in attendance except Councilmember Teresa Hamlett and Attorney Brian Pack.
Program Manager Tina Combs presented information concerning Community Medical Care (CMC) and requested support from the city council. The programs offered in Barren County are now expanding to Metcalfe and the office will be located in the space previously occupied by Nunn’s Drugs at the TJ Health Edmonton Clinic building.
CMC has joined with TJ Community Mission Foundation and plans to offer services through the Senior Program (55+), Working Adult Program (18 – 54), Volunteer Program, and the Barrier to Care Program. These programs offer assistance with medical care, medicine, hearing aids, dentures, and mastectomy supplies to low-income individuals who meet specific qualifications.
The request for support consists of a three-year commitment of $7,500 each year. After a brief discussion, the commitment to funding CMC was approved unanimously.
As an introduction of the programs to the residents of Metcalfe County, CMC is having a Hometown Holiday in the Park event at the Edmonton Memorial Park on November 28th from 5 – 7 p.m. There will be singing by the MCES choir, pictures with Santa, crafts, a visit by the Grinch, and more.
KYTC Tap Grant Update
“We were notified by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that the city was selected to receive a Tap Grant to reassemble and revitalize the Mosby Ridge Bridge at the Edmonton Memorial Park,” announced Mayor Doug Smith adding, “the estimated project cost of $290,100 with an 80/20 match. The grant amount is $232, 080 and the city’s match is $5,820.”
City Clerk Dawn Devore explained that if the bids come in less than the estimated $290,100, then the grant will pay the 80 percent amount of $232,080. If the bids come in over the estimated amount the 80/20 match will apply.
Police Chief Delaney Wilson reported that in October the department made 12 arrests, worked 4 non-injury accidents, answered 2 alarms, had 6 animal complaints, wrote 30 citations, had 3 domestic calls, 2 DUI’s, served 2 EPOS, one fight, one incomplete 911 call, opened 3 new investigations, assisted 7 motorists, answered 3 medical calls, received 52 complaints, received 4 drug complaints, made 23 traffic stops, had one trash complaint, and served 3 warrants.
The council approved the state-mandated changes to the Police Department’s Policy and Procedure manual.
ABC Administrator Fred Ray reported that everyone has paid their fees for the last quarter.
City Fire Chief Jerry Clemmons presented the October Fire Department report as having 7 medical runs, 4 lift assists, 1 non-injury accident, and 1 fire.
In other business, the date of Sunday, December 3rd was set for the lighting of the City Christmas Tree in conjunction with Shop Around the Square. It was also noted that the Christmas Parade is being held on Saturday, December 9th.
A short closed session was held with Attorney Brian Pack participating by phone with no action taken.