I spent the bulk of the month of May working on final changes to the budget and working with the City of Bellevue on the Fire Department’s budget.
A new sidewalk was put in at Vine Street Park as part of our final steps to complete the park. With a grant that Bob received we will look to offset some of the costs of a nice fence at the park as well.
Some members of the Comprehensive Plan Committee spoke with patrons at the Memorial Day parade before the event to collect some baseline data we can use in the report. A more detailed survey is available HERE and we will collect data on this for the next month.
I attended two mandatory FEMA meetings, one in Louisville and another in Frankfort, to collect information on how to submit for reimbursement on some of our preventative maintenance costs associated with the flooding that occurred in late February.
Bob completed the “Service Transportation Northern Kentucky” grant so we will anxiously await the results of that this summer.
With the Memorial Day parade behind us Public Works will settle into their summary routines. We have offered someone the open full-time laborer position and we hope to start him as quickly as possible.
A draft of the budget was distributed to council last week and a first reading of the budget ordinance will be presented at the June council meeting. A pro-forma report has been sent to Van Gorder, Walker & Co., Inc. for review. This report shows a 5 year projections of city revenue and expenses to support the new city building project. We will need to complete Phase I of design before the report can be finalized.
Former Fire Chief, Mike Auteri, has declined the Fire Chief’s position. Both cities have agreed to readvertise for the position.
Manhattan Harbour: The precast for the garage at the Gateway Apartment site is now complete. The developers have indicated to me that the framing of the building should start in June and we will see some rapid growth to the project moving forward.
The Tapestry site is still waiting to close. There will be some ordinances related to the closing of old Dodd Drive that will come up at next week’s council meeting that need to be executed before closing on the site.
There will be a Planning and Zoning meeting on June 6th and a new development phase and site plan at Manhattan Harbour is being presented for review. This project is being led by the group developing the Gateway Apartment site.
Riverfront Commons (Design Phase):
Bidding packet is being finalized and should go out in the next few weeks.
Sidewalk Improvement Project (Design Phase):
Waiting for GRW to complete the electrical portion of the sidewalk designs.
Sixth Avenue Lighting Project:
All the lighting has been ordered and received. The contractors doing the sidewalk prep should start digging the trenches and laying conduit in the next few weeks. We hope to have everything installed by the end of June.
Homeland Security Camera Project:
Reimbursement money has been received and the Grant is closed.
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