Lebanon City Council was presented with two resolutions during Monday night’s meeting.  City Administrator Mike Schumacher said the waiver on development fee’s has been successful in encouraging affordable housing construction in the city…

The resolution allows for the waiver of development fees for 25 projects that are to be owner-occupied.  A second resolution presented to Lebanon City Council stated that they won’t entertain electric rate changes. Mayor Jared Carr said this is in response to a prior ordinance….

The current ordinance states that the council is to consider a 1 percent increase every year in response to an electric rate study, but  An increase hasn’t been implemented since 2018 because there is a healthy electric reserve balance, in excess of 40 percent.

Lebanon City Council gave approval for a lease agreement between the City and Mercy Health System for ambulance and staff to be located in a city-owned building on Harrison Avenue. Bob Patterson with Mercy addressed City Council.

The agreement will allow Mercy to put two advanced support ambulance and personnel in the building 24 hours a day. The city will pay for the needed renovations to the building, which will be paid back through the lease at a cost of $18-hundred-50-dollars per month for 60 months. All utility costs will be transferred to Mercy. With Mercy moving ambulances to the new location, it will free up space at the City Fire Department. In other business, the council approved the purchase of a Thermal Imaging Camera for inspection of electric substations, to be used in areas where a drone can’t reach. The purchase cost of the camera is $7969. Council also approved the purchase of aerial cable. The aerial cable system will be installed on single-phase lines in back yards and hard to get areas for trucks and equipment, at a cost of $7432.