During Monday night’s City Council meeting Public Works Director Richard Shockley addressed City Council on Street Construction Cost and steps the city could take to spur development. A Developer has 2 choices, improvements at his cost, and then turn it over to the city or participation in the city subdivision improvement program. Currently, infrastructure cost for the developer is about $185 per running foot of the lot, but the staff is considering reducing the cost.

It’s believed that the current schedule is cost-prohibitive for developers. Staff will be presenting a resolution to City Council at a future meeting, to temporarily change the fee structure. In other business, Shockley announced that improvement work should begin soon on Jefferson avenue.

McGruder is the contractor on the project, with Willard Asphalt being the subcontractor. In other business, City Council approved rezoning property at Tower Road and Glencastle Lane from residential to Limited Commercial, to allow construction of a senior housing complex. Council also approved the final plat of property in Suribachi Hills.
Lebanon City Council approved the purchase of a 70-foot bucket truck for the electric department, from Altec $174-thousand-684-dollars. A 2002 bucket truck will be declared surplus. Council also approved Arvest Bank applications for Purchasing Cards and Electronic Payment Services. The city will receive 1 percent back on purchases. Also approved was a Maintenance service agreement with Carroll Seating Company for the bleachers at the Cowan Civic Center at a cost of $33,895.

Mid America Concrete was awarded the contract for removing tile at the Civic Center and to grind, polish, and seal the concrete at the Civic Center and the Mills Center at a cost of $51,950.