The Lexington City Council met earlier this week and covered a number of issues, including one that voters will see on the November ballot.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Mayor Jerry Brown:

Jerry Brown

“The council determined that they will put a general obligation bond ballot out and allow the public to decide if the city will contribute to the new hospital,”said Brown,” USDA has agreed to commit, as well as some private firms.  We’re looking forward to that moving along, but we will wait until November to see what the family of Lexington wants.”

In other business, the council passed an ordinance regarding parking.  “We’ve been having a little trouble,”said Brown,”As most small towns, we have some narrow streets.  With people parking on both sides of those streets, it’s very difficult to get the larger ambulances, as well as the fire truck through, so we took a look at that.  We believe we have helped our folks understand why we need to do this.”

In other business, council discussed a union contract for four U.S. Water employees. Brown says it not known at this time when those negotiations will be finalized.