COUNCIL APPROVES GRANT APPLICATION; YOUNG APPOINTED TO IDEA BOARD PDF Print
Tuesday, 29 October 2013 03:53

The City of Glasgow will apply for a grant totaling nearly $1 Million for the purpose of constructing portions of the Glasgow Alternative Transportation Alternatives Program, or G.A.T.E. program.  These sidewalks would consist of asphalt and concrete sidewalks along the South Fork Creek, Humble Avenue, and Carnation Drive neighborhoods.  Glasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman tells WCLU News…

 

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The resolution to apply for the grant passed with one objection coming from Councilman, Dick Doty, who says a 20% match to this grant would put the city’s budget in a bind.

 

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All other City Council members were in favor.

 

In other business, the council passed a resolution that would help fund the speculative expansion of the WKU-Glasgow Campus using 23 months of lease and interest payments from Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging, Inc..  This money would be allocated to the IDEA board for the use of economic development funding if the WKU-Glasgow project were to fail to come to fruition.

 

In related actions, the council voted to appoint a new member to the IDEA board; that member being Glasgow Water Company Superintendent, Scott Young.  Young will fill the unexpired term of Jon Walbert.  Mayor Trautman says Walbert “had a lot on his plate.”

 

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The November 11th meeting of the Glasgow City Council was cancelled by unanimous vote, in order to observe the Veteran’s Day holiday.

 

Today is Joe Byrd Day!!  Celebrating His 65th Birthday Today!!.

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