After the meeting’s opening formalities, Commissioner Fred Rush announced Hardin County had applied for and received monies from The American Rescue Plan. The county is due to receive just over $6 million over the next two years with half of the amount already being received and the other half coming next year. Commissioner Rush went on to say the county is working diligently on a plan for distributing the millions.
A new ordinance (NO. 21-014) was brought to the table. The three read rule was suspended and an ordinance to change the zoning of the property located at 950 Kohler street in Kenton was passed. The property will now be zoned as a B-1 (Neighborhood Business District), the location was formerly zoned as a R-1 (One & Two Family Residence District). No other ordinances were passed but ordinances NO. 21-012 and NO. 21-013 will reach the three read threshold at the next scheduled meeting on June 28th.
In closing statements Mayor Lynn Webb shared a few heartfelt thank yous with the first being directed at the Kenton Lions Club and the AMVETS for their help with the Memorial Day parade. The second thank you, directed at Dave Dulin for his volunteer work around the city, came with a plea for the community to come together in the beautification of our fine town. We can all play a small part in keeping the area clean and looking tip-top whether that be something as simple as plucking a weed or sweeping the walkway in front of our shops.