The evening started out with a presentation from Building Inspector and Code Enforcement Officer Sandra Stephens about safety and appearance in the City.  Some common safety hazards were pointed out to citizens.  Stephens also stressed the importance of keeping homes and businesses looking neat.

Project Manager Jim Ross then discussed the plans and costs associated with Lexington’s Master Water Improvements.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with Ross:

Jim Ross

The plan has four stages.  Phases one and two can be funded with an existing $2 million in bonds.  The rates would have to be increased to implement phases three and four.  Bills could increase by two or three dollars a month, but these rate increases can not happen for at least two years.

Phase one and two would focus on improvements at the existing treatment plant and improving existing water mains.