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TC streets selected to open season’s paving work

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By ERIC WHITTAKER

Feature Writer

 

TELL CITY – In a continuing effort to improve and maintain Tell City streets, city works and safety board members awarded the contract for the re-pavement of two sections along 13th and 31st streets, to C&R Construction of Corydon.

The 13th Street section will be between Mozart and Schiller streets and the 31st Street section is planned between Tell to Payne streets. The city is using a portion of its Indiana Department of Transportation Community Crossings grant for the work. C&R’s bid totals $297,400 for both jobs.

In other business, Tell City police assistant chief Roger Smith announced the promotion of patrol officer David Biever to sergeant. The promotion fills a need for a front line supervisor during the midnight schedule.

The cemetery committee gained board approval to purchase a monument-lifting device that will aid workers in setting gravestones. This device will aid repairs to older monuments as well as resetting those that fall. Discussions between sexton Alvie Stiff and Mayor Jim Adams revealed the hope is that use of the device, “which for lack of a better phrase, is a gripping device,” will reduce the chance of damage to the memorials as well as improve worker safety. The device will cost approximately $1,750.

The Owensboro Blue Socks received permission to operate a food truck fundraiser in City Hall Park on Wednesday, May 8. Money raised will support several teams of 11 year-old boys’ baseball, formed of kids from Perry County, Hancock County and Owensboro, Ky.

The Leadership Perry County Class proposed partnering with the city and the Department of Natural Resources to submit a grant that could see upgrades at the JFK city pool. While actual plans have not been set for pool renovations, new play equipment was suggested. If the grant is secured, renovations will not take place until 2020.

The city board members also denied a handicapped street parking designation for a resident at 1202 Ninth St. due to the residence appearing to have ample parking available on the property.