City Council: 'Still negotiating' Headley Bluff lawsuits
by Eric Snyder --
Jan 18, 2006 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Though City Attorney Jamus Redd said in the December meeting of the Cadiz City Council that he hoped to solidify the “tentative oral agreement” — first announced in September — between the city, Headley Bluff and residents of questionably annexed neighborhoods in the Arrowhead Golf Club area by the end of 2005, no such agreement was announced at the Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting of City Council.

“We’re still negotiating,” Redd said Tuesday.

It was also announced that city officials went to Frankfurt nine days after the December council meeting to ask the state to waive its requirement that all litigation against Cadiz be dropped before it would step in to pave the roads in Apache Heights and Cherokee Hills.

That request, Redd said, is currently pending in the legal department of the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

Redd did not make further predictions on when an agreement between the parties might be announced. He said in December that the council was in agreement with the terms of a deal between the city and residents of the neighborhoods, but found some particulars of a separate agreement with Headley Bluff “contentious.”

The council discussed the on-going negotiations Tuesday in closed session, but took no action.

In other action Tuesday, the council approved Renaissance on Main Director Cindy Sholar’s request to apply for a $150,000 grant to build a public restroom in a rear corner of Renaissance Square.

The council had some questions about who would clean the facilities, and at what cost to the city. It was agreed, however, that the restrooms could be designed to encourage cleanliness — by installing hand dryers instead of towel dispensers, using automatic toilets and locking the building in the evening, for example.

Sholar said she hoped to word the grant in such a way it would also allow for some “site work,” like building a retaining wall and steps between the restrooms and the Farmer’s Market.

The grant would not require Cadiz to put forward any matching funds.

For the rest of this story, please see this week's edition of The Cadiz Record.
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