Article by W. Clay Crook-
The Lexington Board of Mayor and Aldermen held their monthly work session on Tuesday evening, March 16, 2021, via Webex. This was the non-voting session.
Kendall Mallard, chairman for the Young Farmers and Ranchers Association asked the board to consider allowing their annual truck and tractor pull at the old airport’s rodeo site. They are using Mid-South this year, and the event is expected to bring participants and onlookers in numbers large enough that the City Park in Scotts Hill would not have enough space to accommodate everyone. It would also allow the 18 wheelers to park on pavement, rather than a field, which will help in case of rain. Questions were asked about space requirements, possible scheduling conflicts, traffic, and noise. Board members had favorable comments and the event could be an economic boon to Lexington.
Robbie McCready, Director of Public Works, said that the 2020-2021 Traffic Signal Modernization Program Grant will provide for the last few traffic signals to complete the project for Lexington.
McCready also requested a review for a FY21 budget amendment that would cover the progress at the Guy B. Amis Park playground, a lawn mower, additional street paving where needed, and a 24 x 60 pavilion for the new playground. Also discussed was the renewal of the…
For complete coverage, see the March 24th edition of The Lexington Progress.