Louisville Aldermen cover business in July meeting

From staff reports

The Louisville Board of Aldermen covered a lengthy agenda prior to the July 4 holiday.

The Aldermen approved a public notice of bids for construction at Louisville Railcar facility on Railroad Avenue. The facility is expected to bring in additional jobs to the area once completed and service railroad companies with refurbishing rail cars.

In other business, the aldermen: • Approved airport agreement for the construction of a runway turnaround at the airport and the designing of a terminal.

• Approved payment of $4000 for the Polo Building Roof repair and a/c project with Rural Impact grant funds.

• Adopted and planned distribution of a public notice about the relevant provisions of the American Disabilities Act. • Approved to advertise for bids for the street repairs using the $2 million in general obligation bond funds.

Reappointed Will Hill for a three year appointment to the Tourism Board.

Reappointed Johnny Crowell to a five year appointment to the Zoning Board.

Held four hearings on unclean property.

Approved payment for $3,076.14 for tearing down an unclean property located at 114 Eiland Avenue.

Accepted a grant from Plum Creek Foundation in the amount of $2,500 for the purchase of Wildland Firefighting Protective Clothing for the Fire Department.

Authorize the payment of the Docket of Claims for June bills in the amount of $139,100.

Acknowledge Sue Daniel’s Certificate of Attendance to the MS Municipal Court Clerk’s Association meeting in Biloxi on June 25-26

Acknowledged changes in municipal court fines effective July 1 with changes in the state’s assessment.

Acknowledged Karen Davis’s resignation effective June 27. Davis is battling cancer and the city employees have helped sponsor and host several fund raisers on her behalf.

Approved hiring in Parks and Recreation department.

• Held executive session to discuss personnel issues within the Police Department.

• Discussed with new EMA director Buddy King his role.

The aldermen meet again July 17 in the Louisville City Hall boardroom.