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Burgin Calls For Housing Volunteers

(Stock image: the Harrodsburg Herald)

Jennifer Marsh

Herald Staff

The Burgin City Council is calling for volunteers to be a part of  a dilapidated house committee. The current city ordinance that addresses dilapidated, deteriorated and blighted buildings needs to be updated and an implementation plan made.

“We need non-council members to join,” said Mayor Jim Caldwell. “We will enforce this ordinance.”

Applicant must be 21 years old and a resident and real property owner in Burgin to be appointed.

In other business, the Burgin City Council:

• Announced fall cleanup is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 19.

  Voted to end the Spectrum contract through the state and instead become a charter to avoid extra charges.

“It will be exactly the same except we are avoiding the middle man fee,” said Caldwell. “The only difference is we don’t pay the state. We get to keep that money.”

• Considered a plan to address standing water on Brook Street. Officials are considering install a French drain system. The council asked the mayor to meet with property owners before voting on the plan at next month’s meeting.

• Amended office staff job descriptions to include a 40 hour work week. They were originally listed as part-time.

• Announced that street paving has been completed.

• Opened bids for a new police cruiser. The council decided to table the issue until the October meeting.

“They are state contract bids so they are very similar,” said Caldwell. “If we wait to see if we can deal it will save us money. I personally like to  purchase in January, to see if I can get the previous year’s model discounted.”

The next meeting of the Burgin City Council will be Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

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