AOC representative Vance Mitchell made a request at last month’s meeting to use the basement of the Renaissance Center downtown for AOC offices and a temporary Circuit Court room. This was because the AOC will be without a home once the current courthouse is torn down for the construction of the new justice center.
Mitchell was not present at last week’s meeting and Cadiz Public Works Director Kerry Fowler said he had called Mitchell earlier that day but had received no answer. Even so, Fowler told the council that plans were ready to begin renovations on the basement and that all he needed was for the council to authorize Mayor Lyn Bailey to sign the necessary contracts with the AOC.
Fowler said that the Public Works Department would be able to do most of the construction but that they would need to hire outside contractors to do the plumbing, carpet and the heating and air conditioning system. He said that the job could be done for a minimum of $35,111, but that it might be more. He said this shouldn’t be a problem because the AOC is prepared to reimburse the city up to $70,000 after the renovations are completed. The council voted to give Bailey the authority to sign all needed documents.
“If they’re willing to pay, let’s do it,” said Council member Frankie Phillips.
Fowler told The Cadiz Record that the Public Works Department would begin ordering supplies as soon as Bailey signs the contract and that remodeling could begin within three weeks.
The council also voted in favor of a resolution to adopt and approve the execution of a municipal road aid discretionary bond fund agreement. Fowler said that the city had applied to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Intergovernmental Programs for $90,000, but had only received $45,000. He said that the city’s street committee had agreed on six streets that needed work, but that not all of them could be repaved with only half the money. The six streets are Merchant Street, Shelby Street, Madison Street, Third Street, Wharton Road and Hillview Drive. Fowler said they would have to look at the streets again to determine which ones needed work the most.
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