Henderson Commissioners Award Bids for Central, Newman Park Playground Equipment

HENDERSON, KY, July 26, 2016– A municipal order approving a one-year extension of a contract with Advanced Disposal for curbside recycling was approved Tuesday night at the Henderson Board of Commissioners regular meeting.

A bid also was awarded that will place accessible playground equipment in both Central and Newman Parks. The project was originated by a Henderson Leadership Initiative group that studied, supported and generated awareness of the need for a more inclusive playground.

The commission conducted these other items of business:

–  Heard a report from Downtown Henderson Partnership Executive Director Laura Peck on the results of a survey from their membership relating to merchandising on the public right-of-way. City staff and DHP will hammer out details for an ordinance to bring back to the Commission that will try to address needs of all concerns.

–  Passed the first reading of an ordinance changing the schedule of budgeted positions for the Henderson Water Utility because of retirements and promotions.

–  Approved a resolution authorizing sewer service outside the City limits to eight additional properties located in Finley Addition. All the properties signed off on a consent to annexation form in the event that a future annexation of the neighborhood is pursued by the City.

–  Awarded a bid for investment managements and custody services to Old National Wealth Management.

–  Mayor Steve Austin presented a 25-year Service Award to Cindy Phillips, who works at the Henderson Fire Department, and appointed Gray Hodge to fill a vacancy on the Henderson City-County Planning Commission created by the resignation of Penny Hahn.

The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners is 5:30 p.m., Aug. 9, in the Assembly Room.

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