LEXINGTON, Mo— There were many items of discussion at the Tuesday, October 13, 2015 city council meeting including an ordinance approval, an ordinance deletion, and a final decision for the new elevated water tower storage tank logo. Click play below to listen to KMZU’s Ashley Johnson visit with Lexington City Administrator, Mark Rounds:
The October 13th gathering of Lexington leaders resulted in a few final decisions including the selection of a logo for the new water tower storage tank. During his interview City Administrator, Mark Rounds, said this will become somewhat of an emblem for the city.
“It’s something that, you know is going to be a brand for us and they feel like it’s going to be really cool,” Rounds explained the view visitors and residents will soon see, “The logo will be navy blue in color with a band below it and a band above it.”
Lexington residents will see a slight change in how emergency response is stipulated within city limits. Councilmembers agreed to accept the ambulance service ordinance which was originally discussed during the September 22nd meeting.
Rounds said this will not deny access to other emergency response crews, it will just give Lexington responders the right to act in answer to the call. At any point, crews not called in for mutual aid will need approval from Lexington officials.
Another on-going venture is the Rails to Trails project, which has become a statewide undertaking.
While describing a beautiful view on a stretch of tracks Rounds believes is just a few minor alterations away from being trail ready, he said the main reason for bringing it before the council was to ensure there will be no monetary commitment at this time while motioning for their support. Council accepted the motion.
To hear more details concerning the bi-weekly meeting, Rounds interview can be found above.
Residents are encouraged to attend the gatherings. The next city council meeting will be Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 7 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall.