Kenton City Council, Parks and Recreation Director Taylor Klinger, and Mayor Lynn Webb announced a Halloween parade is in the works for Kenton. Trick-or-Treat will follow the parade. President of Council Joel Althauser said, “Trick-or-Treat was never in jeopardy.”
Mayor Lynn Webb reported many city leaders met with Kroger corporate and discussed the impending closure of the grocery store. Despite a good conversation, the Kroger company has decided to move forward with the October 30th closing date. “Shop local and think positive,” Mayor Webb said. “Do we present ourselves as a community that a business would want to come into? We want to show them who we are.”
This month, the city workers are focusing on nuisance properties, shared Mayor Webb. The team cleaned nine properties and removed almost seven tons of trash.
Safety Service Director Cindy Murray shared Phase II design and construction of the Downtown Revitalization Plan is in talks.
In City Council voting, Council approved appropriations and transfers of funds for many accounts. The transfers were made to balance accounts and protect public safety. Funds went to law enforcement, Grove Cemetery and street equipment maintenance. The ordinance was approved on its first reading after the Council voted to suspend the three-reading rule.
City Council also approved an ordinance on its first reading pertaining to the acceptance of rates determined by the budget commission. The ordinance passed with seven votes. The building of a fence into the North Street right-of-way was also approved on its third reading.
Many City Council members expressed their appreciation for the Kenton Police Department for their work, day in and day out, especially for their responsiveness. Council at Large Patti Risner said, “I am so grateful for our police department.”
The next Kenton City Council meeting is scheduled for September 28th at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.