As the target completion date of July 4 approaches, the Clarkson City Commission discussed some of the work that still needs to be completed at the new Clarkson City Hall and Community Center.
Mayor Bonnie Henderson said on Monday night that heat and air conditioning work is scheduled to be completed on Wednesday, and workers are waiting on final electrical inspections.
The commission also noted that the county built an entrance to the new facility, and Vince Escue, owner of Escue’s Wood Preserving in Millwood, graciously donated 30 wood posts (for the outside of the building), as well as other wood products to the project.
Henderson said she’s price shopping for a few different items for the building, including sound and surveillance systems. Henderson said that she spoke with Leitchfield Police Chief Kevin Henderson about the new surveillance system at the Leitchfield Police Station. She said Henderson raved about the clarity of the pictures provided by the cameras, and that the same system installed at the new City Hall would cost $2,000.00.
No final decisions were made regarding sound/surveillance system purchases.
Clarkson Fire Chief Andy Cain informed the commission that one of the city’s fire trucks needs approximately $800.00 worth of work done. At a field fire run a few weeks ago on Logsdon Cemetery Road, the fire truck’s exhaust caught a patch of grass on fire, which spread to the truck’s engine.
Cain also said that he has applied for two grants. The first, a Firehouse Subs’grant, is to be used for new rescue tools (jaws-of-life, etc.). The second grant, a 50-50 grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry, is to be used to purchase turn-out gear and forestry hoses.