Bedford approves road closures for annual Apple Festival
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:00 AM
Bedford City Commissioners on Monday approved road closures during the Trimble County Apple Festival the second weekend of September.
Commissioners approved closures around the Trimble County Courthouse square from 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. The roads from U.S. 421 to West Street, West Street from the Kentucky Farm Bureau office to Church Street and West Street to U.S. 421 will be closed for the weekend event.
Also during the meeting, commissioners discussed the use of the Morgan Community Center by a local home-schooling group.
The group had used the center for the last couple of years at no charge, the city's Deputy Clerk Rita Davis said, but the numbers of students attending over the years have increased.
Mayor Russell Clifton said the group had not been required to pay in the past, but the larger group requires more clean-up by the city's employees after a visit.
"I feel if they have that large of a group, they can pay," Clifton said.
Commissioners agreed to have the home-schooling group pay following the same agreement as others who rent the center.
Commissioners discussed a change is pest control providers during the meeting. Davis said the city had been working with Orkin, but prices had increased.
J & B Pest Solution submitted an estimate for services of $45 a month. Commissioners agreed to a one-year contract with the company.
The city will still hold a service contract with Orkin for termite control.
Davis also noted a significant decrease in delinquent sewer accounts. Last month, more than 80 notices were sent out. Only 46 were sent out this month.
"I think they really got the message that they're going to have to pay," she said.
In other business:
A second trash pick-up day will be held on Sept. 21. The second trash day will be paid for by the 2013 litter abatement grant.
Davis told commissioners a high school co-op senior, Hailey Beatty, will help in the office from noon to 3 p.m. each day. Davis said Beatty may help with sending out bills and other day-to-day operations in the office, but she won't be working with money collections.