The Corbin City Commission voted unanimously to approve the lease of a new city garbage truck through Enterprise Fleet Management at a Feb. 16 special called meeting.
Public Works Director Gary Kelly had requested a new garbage truck during the commission’s Dec. 21 meeting.
“We were going to bid it out, but it would take probably 10 months to find a truck and build it to our specs,” said Marlon Sams, Corbin City Manager. “Enterprise Fleet worked with another company that had some garbage trucks and they just came in and fixed up the truck suited to our needs.”
Enterprise Fleet Management is the same group the city uses for police cars.
“Our garbage trucks are very antiquated,” said Corbin Mayor Suzie Razmus. “We are going to get ourselves into a situation where we are in a world of hurt if we don’t something.”
The lease was very reasonable said Razmus. The lease is for 60 months at $2,167.32 per month.
Commissioners also voted unanimously to advertise for bids for the Gordon Hill sidewalk project.
The project was let out for bid last year, but no bids were returned.
The repairs will be made to both sides of the street starting at Smith & Smith law office up to the retaining walls.
“We got discretionary funds to pay for that sidewalk,” said Razmus. “[We] are bidding it out to make the best use of tax payer dollars.”
Razmus said that a lot of similar projects can be done in house but because of the complexity of the sidewalk, the city commissioners elected to bid the project out.
The deadline for bids is March 15, said Sams.
Other business at the City Commissioners meeting included:
- Approving the second reading of ordinance 2021-1 which amends ordinance 2-2018 to delete the requirement that members of the city tree board be citizens and residents of the City of Corbin. The ordinance passed on a 4-1 vote with Seth Reeves voting nay.
- Approval and authorization for a tax refund to Bill and Natalie Hopkins for a total refund of $373.31 since they were eligible for the Homestead exemption.
- Accepted resignation from recreation director Hope Gibson, who had served for two and a half years. Gibson was removed from Hometown Bank, Colonel Sanders Half Marathon Account, and Sams was added.
- Three promotions within the police department were announced. Corpora Jeff Hill and Corporal Stephen Meadors were promoted to sergeant. Patrolman Lonnie Sawyers was promoted to Corporal.