Milton City Commissioners approved the purchase of gateway signs for the city Thursday night.

Commissioners will buy three signs from Timbers Custom Signs of Hanover.

The commission decided to install large signs on KY 36 and U.S. 421 and a small sign near the Ohio River bridge, pending right-of-way approvals.

The signs will be paid for by the state.

The signs will be made of redwood and should last decades.

Commissioners approved the purchase, 3-0. Commissioner Tom Mahoney was absent.

Also during the meeting, Mayor Denny Jackson said two residents have agreed to serve on the Willow Lake Estate committee. The committee was formed to outline what role the city will play in maintaining the development's road.

City attorney Genon Hensley will provide a report for the committee.

Commissioners agreed they want to make a decision so the issue won't have to be revisited.

Commissioner Jerry Harmon said he thought a discussion was finalized years ago when the development began.

"I thought we made it clear back then," Harmon said.

Commissioner Cecil Robak agreed that the issue needed to be resolved, but said legally the city doesn't have to do improvements to the roadway. The city could choose to keep the road the way it is now with only minor improvements.

A recommendation will be made by the committee at a later date prior to a decision by the commission.

In other business:

• The city's field supervisor Mark Bates said the water meter replacement project is nearing completion, he said.

The commission agreed to mark the used meters as surplus items.

Bates also told commissioners more salt for winter road maintenance should be delivered in the next few days. The city has enough salt on hand for any snow accumulation this weekend, he said.

• Commissioners also held an executive session concerning personnel. No action was taken.