Thursday, March 23, 2017

Board of Aldermen Updated on Projects

The Louisville Board of Aldermen met on Tuesday (March 21) and received updates and information on several ongoing projects. 

Mike Forster with the Airport Board provided an update on airport projects and increased revenue from fuel sales.  Forster noted that since the construction of a new hangar at the airport, fuel sales have approximately doubled - bringing in additional revenue for the airport. He also requested that the Board of Aldermen provide the authority to request bids to resurface the ramp area of the airport. Forster says that more than $600,000 has been accumulated and committed for this purpose and that the Airport Board hopes that bids will be in a reasonable range. The Board of Aldermen approved the request for bids. 

Mayor Will Hill provided updates on the ongoing projects within the city including paving. He indicated that drainage work was already under way around the city and that paving should begin soon on as many as 60 streets across the city.

He also informed the board that all property had been purchased near Fair Elementary for the construction of the safe room or community storm shelter and that the city was only now waiting for final FEMA approval to begin construction. 

Hill noted that the schematic layout for Ivy Park had now been completed and had been posted on site for the public to see. He noted that construction plans at Ivy Park, Academy Park & Memorial Park Cemetery was progressing as expected.

After some discussion the board of aldermen also approved the establishment of  a new position within the city for a building official and fire inspector. This official would work across departments including the fire department.