The Harlan City Council handled routine business during a special called meeting on Monday, including an update on some needed culvert replacement at Woodland Hills.
Mayor Danny Howard asked City Engineer Leo Miller for an update.
“I think I brought up at the last meeting where we applied for some emergency money…for the two culverts at Woodland Hills,” Miller said. “We did get the notice that $86,800 will be coming to fix the two culverts.”
Miller said as soon as the check arrives, they will begin advertising for bids.
A press release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet states the $86,800 grant comes from the Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid. The money is to be used to replace two culverts, one located .146 miles north of Woodland Hills over Dave Smith Branch on Blanton Drive, and another located .007 miles east of Blanton Drive over a tributary of Dave Smith Branch.
“We are happy to partner with local government to improve highway access for the citizens of the city of Harlan,” said Sherri Chappell, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways.
Miller stated the check is expected to arrive soon.
In other council activity:
• Harlan City Fire Chief Linette Hutchison reported during the last month her department performed three commercial inspections, conducted three fire safety programs for elementary school children, took 162 man hours of training, and responded to one call;
• In Harlan City Police Chief Mike Thomas’ absence due to attending in-service training, Howard reported the Harlan City Police Department responded to 3,745 call, nine criminal case reports, 19 accident reports and issued 47 citations in the past month.
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