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Lebanon City Council Meets

Lebanon City Council considered the second reading of a bill changing the hours that a contractor can work at a construction site. Joe Berkich spoke with the Council about the bill.


The second reading was approved unanimously by the City Council In other business, Street Supervisor Mike Moore presented a request to approve Olssen and Associates for the sidewalk design on New Buffalo Road. Currently, there is no sidewalk on the street which has multiple single-family homes, and apartments….

The project will include about 2550 feet of sidewalk. The project design cost of $13-thousand-600 was approved. Electric Department Supervisor Travis Long presented a request to purchase 144 electric meters for the advanced metering infrastructure at a cost of $24,459 from Core and Main. He said currently the lead time is about a year. Long was commended for long-term planning for the city’s needs of replacing meters and having them on hand for expansion of the system. Council approved a grant request of $13-thousand dollars from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental appropriations. No matching funds are required of the city, and according to Jarrad Schomaker said the money will be used to offset salaries.

Council approved extending the billboard sign contract with Lamar for 6 months at a cost of $3,000 The vinyl sign billboard in question is located in the St Robert area.

Council approved a request to transfer ownership of the property at 785 North Adams, to the school district, for the building trades class, at a cost of $1. The structure, typically a single-family house, is built by the students and is then sold at auction with the money going back into the program. Also approved by Lebanon City Council was a salary adjustment for elected seats of municipal judge and city attorney, in increments of 3 percent a year beginning in 2022. The judge salary for 2022 will increase to $26,698, and the City Attorney will increase to $22,248 for the first year.

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