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Lexington City Board Meets


The Lexington City Board and Mayor Jowers discuss the possibility of a Community Development Block Grant.
Photo by W. Clay Crook/The Lexington Progress.


The Lexington City Board met Tuesday evening, March 7th, in regular session.  Minutes were approved and Mayor David Jowers reported that the Main Street Tree Committee was not yet ready to report.    The board then discussed and approved the adjustments needed for the 2016-2017 budgets.  The items were those which have period changes, such as insurance premiums.   Chief Roger Lofton then presented the Rules of the Road Ordinance.  This is done as needed to update the Class C cases that can be heard by City Court instead of sent to General Sessions.

A part of the ordinance dealt with the authorization of the City Judge to assess a $25.00 fee when a continuance is requested for a case.  After discussion, the board moved to approve the first part of the ordinance dealing with the rules of the road, and to research and bring back the item regarding fees and collection procedures.   The second reading of the Water and Sewer Rates adjustment was approved by the board with a dissenting vote from Jack Johnson.    The county requested assistance from Lexington’s Industrial Development Board to help with the processing of the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) classification for portions of the sixty acres, owned by…

For the complete story, see the March 15th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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