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City receives two grants

By PJ Martin


The Herald-News


The Edmonton City Council met on Monday, December 4th.for the regular December session. Council member Faye Word, Fire Chief Jerry Clemmons, and Attorney Brian Pack were absent, but a quorum was present.

The City of Edmonton was approved to receive the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Tap Grant in the amount of $290,100 for the Edmonton Memorial Park reconstruction and restoration of the Mosby Ridge Bridge.

The council approved Resolution # 2023-24-04 authorizing Mayor Doug Smith to sign the agreement and other necessary documents associated with the Tap Grant.

The council also approved Resolution #2023-04-05 Designating Mayor Smith to act as the Applicant Agent to file for Federal Assistance under the Disaster Relief Act and the President’s Disaster Relief Fund.

The resolution authorizes the Mayor to provide information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance pertaining to March 3, 2023, when high wind damaged the Edmonton Memorial Park and other city property.

The appointment of Emergency Management Director Adam Bennett was approved by the council as stated in KRS 39B.070 (3). Each city must appoint an EM Director to direct, control, and manage all affairs during declared emergencies.


Department Reports

Public Works Superintendent Moe Hensley stated that the water department received a grant.

“The grant was a FEMA Grant through the Kentucky Emergency Management Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. We were awarded a total of $246,000, of which we will only be out $12,833.60. This includes a stationary generator for the wastewater treatment plant and two mobile gen-sets to run the lift stations in case of extended power outages. The mobile gen-sets are also sized big enough to be able to run our potable water pumps as well. The award total also includes funds to retrofit electric to various stations for generator power.”

“Being a smaller system, getting these grants helps us tremendously to try and better serve our community. We would like to thank FEMA, Kentucky Emergency Management, and the hard-working folks at the Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) for all their assistance in bringing this award to the City of Edmonton.”

Police Chief Delaney Wilson reported that for November the department responded to 131 calls — 9 arrests, worked 6 non-injury accidents, answered 2 alarms, had 3 animal complaints, wrote 25 citations, had 2 domestic calls, served 1 EPO, opened 7 investigations, assisted 3 motorists, answered 2 medical calls, received 37 complaints, received 2 drug complaints, made 22 traffic stops, had 1 trash complaint, and served 9 warrants.

Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Garrett reported that they had finished winterizing the park and were installing the Christmas decorations.

City Fire Chief Jerry Clemmons was not present and no November Fire Department report was presented.

There were no attorney updates since City Attorney Brian Pack was not in attendance.


Other Business

Council member Teresa Hamlett explained that three business managers had contacted her asking if she could bring an ABC Ordinance change before the council. They wanted to sell alcohol on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. until closing.

On their behalf, Hamlett made the motion to amend the ABC Ordinance to allow alcohol sales in restaurants and stores on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

The motion died due to lack of a second on the motion.


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