During Monday’s Lebanon City Council meeting, Mayor Jared Carr issued a proclamation proclaiming September 18th as Arbor Day for Lebanon.

The proclamation was presented to Elliot Wilburn Assistant Parks Director. The Mayor also issued a proclamation recognizing Constitution Week September 17 through the 23rd.

Ashton Light with the Downtown Business District addressed City Council on the Main Street Grant.

Council approved a Resolution by the Mayor and City Council endorsing revitalization efforts of the Lebanon Downtown Special Business District and its participation in the Main Street Grant.

In other business, Council approved a bid for cleaning the Cowan Civic Center Exhibition Hall. Jessica Meiner said they received 4 bids for the project

Cahill Construction, which is also doing renovations at the Civic Center was selected as the best and lowest bid, at a cost of $95-thousand dollars, with the cleaning to be completed in 7 days.
Meiners also presented a bid from MGE for a Curtain for the gym. The bid of $9890 included the cost for the curtain, installation, and motor. A bid from Bales Construction was approved, for repairs of storm damage at Fire Station Number 2.185 The bid was $ 185-thousand dollars, which Meiners said will be covered by the city insurance.

Lebanon City Council held a public hearing on the rezoning of property at Glencastle and Tower during Monday night’s meeting.
Denise Heinz a partner with Oreilly Development, which did the senior housing development across the street, Tower Village, spoke during the meeting.

She said if they get approval for funding, the project will take about 10 to 14 months to complete, possibly the fall of 22. Council approved rezoning the property from residential to limited commercial with the understanding that if the funding doesn’t come through and the project doesn’t take place, the land will revert to residential zoning. Before the rezoning can take affect, Lebanon City Council will have to approve the change a second time.