GLASGOW — GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL
DATE: March 10, 2014
REPORTS: Fred Miller, vice chairman, of the Glasgow Municipal Airport board of directors provided a report on the airport’s history, usage and importance to the community. Chairman Roger Clinton was also present.
ACTIONS: Council members present unanimously approved the following: minutes of the Feb. 24 meeting and second readings of five ordinances annexing into the city limits five properties already owned by the city around the airport and establishing a Public zoning classification for each. The properties, with approximate total acreage, are: 10.60 total acres at Happy Valley Road and Perkins Road and 9.92 acres, 2.02 acres, 1.05 acres and 71.43 total acres, all on Airport Road; two resolutions regarding grant a application for the city’s transit system. The first committed a local 50 percent share of funds necessary to obtain the grant funds and committed to continue the service for at least five years. The other authorized the filing of an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for grant funds under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) program. Mayor Rhonda Riherd Trautman explained after the meeting that these funds are used for the general operational expenses of the transit system, and the city has to budget and spend the money and then apply for the 50 percent reimbursement from the federal government. She said the city has received the grant funding every year it has requested it, and the program started in 1999.
ATTENDANCE: Council members Freddie Norris and Jim Marion were absent.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Adult softball registration begins at the Recreation Department on March 17, and soccer signup continues through the end of the month. Jenny Lu’s Country Music Review featuring a tribute to Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis is March 22 at the Plaza Theatre.
Trautman said a petition in support of establishing an arts and cultural district downtown has nearly 500 signatures on it, and the application for it to be certified through a Kentucky Arts Council program will be sent soon.
– Melinda Overstreet, reporter