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14 - June 10, 2021 Sharpsburg cont. from pg. 1 the new business, they would have to bore under Hwy. 36 and would have to buy prop- erty near the Dollar General Store to place a grinder pump for the sewer. She said it would be too costly for the city to take on, especially with the city’s current- payments and ongoing expenses for its own sewer plant. She also noted that the city is not yet aware how much in federal funds they will receive or how they can be spent. City Council member David Jones agreed and said, “We gave it our best effort on that project before. We had the money, we did the survey, and would have gotten on the [funding] priority list. They thought we only wanted tax- es.” Clemons said if Calvert wants his residence to be an- nexed into the city, there is pa- perwork he can file to do that. Council member Rocky Roberts said these requests were “politically motivated.” Council member Richardson added that the city had previous been asked to provide sewer service to the Barnyard Venue, Which is located over a mile from Main Street on Hwy. 36.. She noted there were no residences on the west side ‘of Hwy. 36. Clemons said she had been contacted on another occasion by Steve Calvert, who had of- fered to mow a property at 239 Main Street which is located Asphalt cont. from pg. 1 “laydown” work for larger road paving jobs. Freedom Asphalt is a batch-style plant and can produce different mixes for different needs, suit- able for smallervcontrac- tors and county and city road departments. The plant can produce 4 tons of blacktop every min- uteggald .eaclg batchcgrghe iiiiite difféiéiitli’, epend- Patsy next to another property he owns. She explained that people cannot step on private property and just start mow- ing. Council members voted to send a letter to the prop- erty owner requesting that the yard be mowed, along with a copy of the city‘s nuisance or- dinance. She said she was also con- tacted by Fran Toy, who had purchased a residence in the city and wanted to find out who owned an unkempt prop- erty next door. She told him she would contact the PVA of- fice to find the current owner and then send the owner a nui- sance letter as well. ‘ Clemons gave updates on several properties in the city on which back taxes are owed, including two proper- ties which have sold in the past several months for which the city‘s back tax liens were not included with the property transfer information. She said, after a few people have paid their delinquent tax- es this year, the outstanding balance is $2353. Clemons also told council members she was recently contacted by Wl‘VQ Channel 36 regarding the status of a property for which they gave the wrong street address but which turned out to be the derelict property belonging to the Fellowship Tabernacle Church on Main Street. She said she told Channel 36 the city had attempted to alert the owners of the church several years ago, which is the trustees of the church, but there was no reply. She said ing on the nééds of the contractor. “You can line up 10 trucks in a row, and load them with 10 different mix- es,” he said. . He said the plant is flexi- ble with no minimum-sized order required. The Owingsville plant will also have a paving crew available on site, and he will be hiring 3-4 more people to work there. When he’s not in the bla migraines? imam ellas a: 26 Your Hometown Newspaper COMMUNITY she directed the Channel 36 reporter to the trustees. Council members discussed the community center “wish list” for 2021. Top priorities for this year include exterior paint- ing, more rock for the parking lot across the street, window blinds for the gymnasium, and replacement of outside fights by the front door. Council member Roberts asked Mayor Clemons to con- tact Tomrny Little Painting of Winchester for an estimate for painting the community cen- ., ter. ’lhe council has received tWo estimates, one from Har- old Massey of Carlisle, for $7550, and RI Construction of Vanceburg, for $11,185. Clemons also shared an email from Christi ’Crump from the Sharpsburg Branch Library, who said the library has received a grant from the Bluegrass Community Foun- dation for $400 per week for the library to remain open four extra hours each day. ’lhe summer hours for the Sharps- burg Branch will be 9:30 am. to 5:30 pm. Monday through Friday, but no hours on Satur- day. The Bookmobile will be headquartered at the Sharps- burg Branch, and the driver, Diane Brunson, will be work- ing at the branch, as well as the children’s librarian, 'Ihe- resa Colman, in addition to Crump. The next Sharpsburg City Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 6, at 6 pm. due to the July 4 weekend holi- day. and enjoys hunting. He said his daughter, Eliza- beth, just graduated at age 20 from Marshall Universi- ty, and heads her own pav- ing crew for their company. The Owingsville plant opens at 6 am. and closes at 5 pm. but will stay open until the last customer is loaded. For more information, you can call Freedom As- phalt at 606-674—2220. LlCKING VALLEY RECC 2021 ANNUAL MEETING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16 Where: Malone Office Complex 537 Steele Road West Liberty, KY Drive-Thru Registration: 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Renovation cont. from pg. 1 an equitable distribution of state funding for school construction and technol- ogy based on the unmet needs of Kentucky’s 171 school districts. The ARPA money is be- ing allocated as gap fund- ing. The state education commissioner needs to approve the offers and then the local school dis- tricts must accept or de- cline the offer. “Gap funds cover what is beyond the ability of the school district to bond or finance. This money is a bridge to carry important projects to completion,” added Gov. Beshear. Each school district in Kentucky must maintain a standing facilities plan. Those plans are priori- tized at the state level by the SFCC. If one of the chosen school districts does not accept the allo- cated funding, the funds will be applied to the next project on the state’s pri- ority list. Bath County Board of 1 Education members held a special called meeting in April to discuss the dis- trict’s facility needs and bonding potential to fund building and renovation projects. At the top of the list for facilities needs was Bath County Middle School, which was constructed in 1938 and has served the district since that time as Owingsville High School, Bath County High School, and since 2010 as Bath County Middle School. Lincoln Theinart, with RSA Advisors, a public fi- nance agency, told board members at the April meeting that the district has approximately $11 million in bonding poten— tial for facilities projects with additional assistance from the SFCC.. This latest announce- ment from the SFCC is yet another injection of funding potential for con- struotion and renovation projects. In addition to the SF CC funds, the district is also slated to receive $8 mil- lion in additional federal coronavirus assistance this year through El- ementary and Second- ary School Emergency Funds, known as ESSER. School Board members voted last month to ap- prove the 2021-22 Fiscal Year tentative budget, which will include $3.7 million in ESSER—II funds, to be used for summer News Outlook school and instructional needs. The $8 million in ESSER-III funds can be used for a variety of other district needs, including facilities. Supt. Harvey Tackett, who will be retiring June 30, expressed his excite- ment upon hearing the funding announcement for the district. . “Bath County Schools is so excited for the SFCC state award announce- ment that included $7.1 million funding for reno- vation to Bath County Middle School. With our current bond potential funding being near eleven million dollars, and the plan towards placing six million dollars from ES SER III to facilities up- grades, our school district is in a very advantageous position to address all school building facilities’ needs. 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