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Mayor's Report to City Council on April activities

Mayor Pam Hoots gives a report of activity highlights to the City Council at each first Monday meeting on the previous month. April items follow:

1. The following has been completed at Little League Park. New field topping on Field #4, pressure washing pavilion, concessions stand, sidewalks, etc., clean blue building, clean gutters, mowing.

2. The pavilion at the city park on Fairgrounds Street has been pressure-washed.

3. They have started painting the pavilion inside at the city park on Fairgrounds Street. They are hanging new hand dryers. New refrigerator installation.

4. The "Running of the Ducks," being held in April. Proceeds to: The Trailtown, Paddletown. (This was turned over to city just prior to the COVID19 pandemic). We thank everyone who donated a prize, participated, helped.

5. Meeting on new gas grant being applied for relative to replacement lines.

6. Over twenty-three miles of line has been put into the new GPS system for gas lines.

7. Attended chamber meeting. (Bobby Morrison and Heather Spoon spoke on economic development).

8. Attended the ribbon-cutting for the new "Indian Grounds," coffee serving station at the ACHS library.

9. Attended the ribbon-cutting at the Genealogy Center at the Adair County Library.

10. Recognized the Adair County High School FBLA on their statewide win. This was the first time in the history of the high school. Congratulations on a job well done.

11. The Mayor completing ARPA funding reporting requirements.

12. The Mayor met with Darren Henson on the second phase of the Burkesville Street Park project.

13. Meeting being held on the splash pad. Reference: Land and Water Conservation grant.

14. We have 27 streets in the city limits needing repair for water work lines and/or sewer line infrastructure changes. Have forwarded listing to the CAUD for request.

15. Attended EDA Meeting.

16. Proclamation for the South Central Chapter of Realtors for Fair Housing Month.

17. The benches have been received and put together that we received in a grant from the South Central Realtors Association.

18. Threw out first pitch for Little League softball. Dr. Rogers threw out first pitch for Little League baseball. We appreciate all the work that they do for the children in our community.

19. Phase I of the Burkesville Street Park project has started. It includes clearing, etc. in the area.

20. We appreciate everyone who has volunteered to do a plant bed on the square - UCB Bank, Lena's Greenhouse, Sandy Conover, Jenny Myers, Shannon Campbell, Plant Cell, Paul and Cathy Abell, the Crawhorn Family.

21. We will have volunteers doing the planters on the square/alleyways.

22. Walmart volunteers (employees) did several projects for the city for Earth Day - Little League Park, Roadside Park, downtown city office building.

23. Our new sanitation truck has arrived. Adam Montgomery drove it here from Louisville.

24. The floors and walls at the city park on Fairgrounds Street have been painted. Thank you Terry for coordinating.

25. Attended the annual breakfast of the First Baptist Church. Great breakfast. A favorite activity of mine.

26. Attended Customer Appreciation Days at A1 Auto/Parts City.

27. The City's "Welcome to Columbia" signs have been mowed during the month.

28. The dump truck for the city street department and city gas department was received during the month.

29. Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation during the month.

30. Farmers Market on the Square started during the month.

31. Thanks for the donations to Blessings Box during the month.

32. Open House was held at Ruth's House.

33. The first "To The Nines," for this year was held April 1.

34. Proclamation for Library Week.

35. The city street department did work following storm damage the first weekend of the month.

36. The week of April 4 through April 10 was proclaimed as National Public Health Week. Thanks to the Adair County Health Department for the invitation.

37. Continuing work on the grant for update to gas infrastructure. PHMSA.

38. Attended a conference call on the PHMSA grant.

39. New basketball goal netting installed at the city park on Fairgrounds Street. This park gets utilized a lot for basketball.

40. New net put up for volleyball at city park on Fairgrounds Street.

41. Limbs picked up at the roadside park.

42. The second DARE graduation of the year was held at the Adair County Elementary School. We have two SRO officers trained in DARE instruction: Jimmy Luttrell and Adam Cravens.

43. Around forty loads of brush picked up.

44. Woody Sharpe and Tiffany Collins attended the Clerk's Regional Meeting in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

45. Meeting with the Park Committee on Phase II of Burkesville Street Park project.

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