Packed House at City Council
The Lexington City Council met on Monday, May 9, in front of a packed house. Many area residents attended to hear Gloria Goehl, who spoke to the Council concerning neighbor circumstances and activities taking place in her neighborhood of Caldwell and 9th Street. After hearing of several instances the neighbors object to, those in attendance applauded Gloria in their support. The Council took no action pending additional information.
The Council took no action on consideration to de-annex 109 Lonesome Trail, and on approving another contract with the Wallace Group.
The Council approved an amended lease between Lexington ISD and the City concerning the land used in the park area.
The Council also approved to change the radios from the City’s name to the Lexington EMS’s name. This change was needed to meet the terms of requirements for grant funds already available.
The Council approved hiring another police officer because of increased workload, and they also approved additional compensation for Capt. Yarbrough and Officer Nurse. These additional funds are to compensate those two officers for their additional work load during the absence of Jerry Bowden, Chief of Police, due to illness.