GCC-GFD Miller

Glasgow Fire Department’s newest firefighter, Mervin Miller, and GFD Chief Dereck Rogers shake hands after Miller is sworn in by Mayor Harold Armstrong and his badge pinned on by his father, Marvin Miller, at Monday’s Glasgow Common Council meeting.

GLASGOW – Monday’s Glasgow Common Council meeting of less than 17 minutes proceeded without any discussion from the council except for a quick correction on a misread number in a resolution.

Mayor Harold Armstrong administered the oath of office to the Glasgow Fire Department’s newest member, Mervin Miller, whose father, Marvin Miller then pinned his badge on his shirt.

The second reading of an ordinance enacting and adoption the latest supplement to the Code of Ordinances was approved unanimously, with all 12 members present, as was first reading of an ordinance changing the name of Old Cavalry Drive to Trojan Way. A second reading of the ordinance must be approved before the change is final.

The portion of street named Cavalry Drive will remain the same.

The request for the change came from Barren County Schools, which has purchased the former Glasgow Christian Academy property along the roadway and intends to relocate its central office, preschool and possibly other functions there. The council’s infrastructure committee approved recommendation of the change last week.

The other item of new business, also unanimously approved, was a resolution authorizing application for a non-law-enforcement grant for $21,230 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office of Highway Safety to fund the child safety seat program and travel and training for the Glasgow Police Department. The city would not be required provide any matching funds.

Among the mayor’s announcements at the conclusion of the meeting was the closure of City Hall on Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. The Department of Public Works’ street, sanitation, transit, stormwater and landfill divisions will also be closed. Garbage and recycling that would normally be picked up on Monday will be picked up the following day, along with the usual Tuesday route. Garbage carts and recycling bins should be curbside by 7 a.m. Feb. 18.

The next council meeting is at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at City Hall.

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