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Morganfield City Councilmen approve ordinance requiring creditors of vacant homes to register with city

Morganfield City Councilmen approve ordinance requiring creditors of vacant homes to register with city

Bill Stephens

April 29th, 2016

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During a short meeting last night, Morganfield City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would require creditors of vacant residential properties to register with the city.

Morganfield Fire Chief Ricky Millikan presented councilmen with a draft ordinance dealing with the problems of vacant residential properties in the city.

In other business, councilmen heard an update from Mark Askin with Strand Engineering regarding the 24 inch raw water line project, water plant aerator replacement project and Job Corps sewer line rehab project. Askin informed council the survey had been completed for the 24 inch raw water line project and they have completed 30 percent of the plans. He said on the funding side, they have everything that is needed and they are just waiting for the papers to be signed.

He also presented the findings of a study regarding the Job Corps sewer line rehab project.

Councilmen also heard from Union County Youth Baseball and Softball Commissioner David Russell who was on teh agenda in order to introduce himself to councilmen and give an update on the league.

He also informed councilmen there are 550 youth in Union County signed up for the league.

And, Bill Rose of the Dunbar Center addressed council with a long list of improvements, repairs and equipment needed at the park. He also stated they have a softball tournament planned with 30 teams.

The next regularly scheduled Morganfield City Council meeting will be held Thursday evening, May 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

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