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Mayor's report to City Council on May highlights

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

ABC 1st Quarter ABC Fees
2021 1st quarter: $35,008.75
2022 1st quarter: $33,870.36
$1,138.39. difference. (.3%)
$821.84 was a first quarter earnings from a local restaurant last year; no longer open.

Roadside park update - Bathrooms cleaned, pressure-washed inside and outside of the wood area concrete wall that walks up to it on both sides. Small picnic shelter and picnic tables washed. Large picnic shelter washed.

Fairgrounds Street park - pavilions pressure-washed, fence pressure-washed.

Working on restrooms at the city park on Fairgrounds Street. Renovation of painting, pressure-washing, replacement of fixtures, etc. Thank you Terry for coordinating.

Downtown is looking great. Isn't it? We appreciate the following for doing the flower beds:

United Citizens Bank.

Paul and Cathy Abell.

J and J Land Management.

Lena Miller/Lena's Greenhouse.

Sandy Conover.

Crawhorn Family (in memory of Kathy Hare).

Shannon Campbell.

Plant Cell.

And, to Mary Ann Loy, for her continued efforts in downtown Columbia.

We have placed flowers pots on the poles around the square. The banners in honor of veterans are hung. We have had a good response to the banners from the community.

Meeting in reference to the splash pad at city park on Fairgrounds Street.

Tiles put in for residents by street department.

Repair work on Monroe Street.

Repair work on restroom(s) at Little League Park.

Meeting held with committee on city park on Burkesville Street. First phase completed.

Tim Smith and Jackie Chapman attended the Safety Circuit Rider Program (Low-Cost Safety Improvements for Rural Roads-Adair County). The meeting was held at the local extension office.

We are pleased to have a national photographer in our town during the month. She was taking pictures for a Kentucky Historical Photo Feature. She spent several days in town working with the local community. (A copy of the photos will be made available to us). It was an amazing experience for our community. She visited several local locations including: City Hall, the Moore's Poolroom, Lynn's Service Center, At the Front, the Tee League at the Little League Park, and more.

1st quarter payroll tax 2021: $268,763.82

1st quarter payroll tax 2022: $298,800.73

Increase of: $30,036.91

11.1% Increase.

Two buildings moved at the Little League Park for accessibility for equipment. The old trailer removed beside of the blue building.

Fountain painted. New Trail Town and Paddle Town maps placed on the square.

We had a meeting at the city park on Fairgrounds Street getting ready to finalize the splash pad and appropriate engineering specifications required for the project. Bidding scheduled soon.

Been in communication with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District concerning a new grant for pedestrian safety/road safety.

Proclamation for EMS Week with County Judge Gale Cowan.

Ribbon-cutting at Hooligan Burger. Welcome to Columbia.

Attended the monthly chamber meeting.

Attended the monthly LCADD Meeting.

Ribbon-cutting at Walker Realty. Thank you for your commitment to Columbia.

Florence Brown with Gant Hill out of Louisville visited us. She is working with a retail center coming to Columbia.

Proclamation with representatives from Adanta for Mental Health Month.

We had a Memorial Day Service at the City Hall. We appreciate all who attended (three council members were able to attend: Dr. Ronald Rogers, Linda Waggener, and Sharon Payne). Retired Major U.S. Marines, Paul Smith, spoke. This was as a dedication to the banners on the square for veterans from our community. We have had a tremendous response; and, are looking to start another round later in the fall. (Already, have a listing of people who would like to participate).

Attended the Women's Brunch at Anderson's Pizzeria in recognition of the grand reopening.

It was a privilege to attend the VFW Memorial Day Service. Council member Robert Flowers was also in attendance.

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