City Council Nov. 17

Ashland City Council met Tuesday evening to speak about legislation that they intend to consider passing at a special Thursday meeting.

ASHLAND -- Ashland City Council will hold a special meeting at noon Thursday to consider passing legislation that was read for the first time Tuesday evening. 

Only three of the five council members could attend the regular Tuesday meeting, as Dan Lawson and Dennis Miller were excused for family emergencies. 

Finance Director Larry Paxton requested the next meeting happen before Friday, as a portion of the legislation, pertaining to CARES Act funding, must be passed before then. 

At the Thursday meeting city council will consider: 

- Accepting the plat of commerce parkway subdivision phase 2 extension from its owner, Rex Holdings LLC.

The area of land to become city property is located between Primary Colors at 1191 Commerce Parkway and a deadens cul-de-sac.  The land is features public improvements, including the street, waterlines and storm and sanitary sewers.  

According to the ordinance, the public improvements were completed in accordance with City standards and specifications. 

- Authorizing the purchase of equipment for the sanitation department

The city will consider buying a 2020 Transit-350 Cab Chassis 2-wheel-drive vehicle for $34,354.75 to replace another truck currently used by the sanitation department. 

This is to be purchased with money from the sanitation department's budget. 

- Creating additional appropriations for 2020 and transferring CARES Act related funding from one fund to another.

The special meeting will take place in council chambers on the third floor of the city's municipal building. It will also be live streamed to the city's Facebook page. 

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