Whitesburg KY

Neon council approves grant

In a called meeting Monday evening, the Fleming-Neon City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution that will allow the city to accept a planning and design grant from the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA).

The grant is for the design and planning for improvements to the Fleming-Neon Water and Sewer System. The completed design and plan will then be used to help the city qualify for grants to upgrade its water and sewer systems. The Fleming- Neon Water District has been plagued with a number of issues related to old water liens and outdated equipment in addition to the problems created by the extreme weather this winter. The original meeting, scheduled for Monday, May 11, could not be convened because of the lack of a quorum.

The council also voted to allow Mayor Susie Polis to sign any and all related documents for the KIA grant in order to expedite the process. Project Manager Kenneth D. Reid of Nesbitt Engineering, which is working with the city on the upgrade, told the council that survey crews will begin working immediately.

In other business, the council also voted to approve a Road Aid Agreement to allow it to accept funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Rural and Municipal Aid division for roadwork. The city will receive $14,942, to be used to repair and resurface city streets.

Mayor Polis also said the city has reached an agreement with the Letcher County Library Board to pay for the clean up and removal of debris from the old Lillian Webb Library building.

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