Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Lexington Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in a Webex electronic meeting on Tuesday evening, July 21, 2020, due to the rise in the active COVID-19 cases. The workshop was a non-voting meeting to only discuss the agenda items pending next week’s vote.
Lexington Mayor Jeff Griggs started out the meeting with the many requests that he has received for a mask requirement in the city. Mayor Griggs said that “Only the county mayors were granted the authority to make decisions on a mask requirement.” He went ib to explain that neither he nor the city have the authority, under the Governor’s executive order, to be able to order a mask requirement or related actions.
The board discussed a request to relax some of the residency requirements for city employees. City Recorder Cody Wood said that this would be for some of the professional positions only, as it would require a charter change to change them for department heads. The measure would allow for hiring for those close to or within the limits of Lexington Utilities or Lexington Electric System, which would…
For the complete story, see the July 29th edition of The Lexington Progress.