HENDERSON, Ky. 6/23/21– The City of Henderson Board of Commissioners heard a presentation from Big Rivers Electric about its offer to purchase Henderson Municipal Power & Light at the regular meeting on Tuesday. The company requested an opportunity to make a presentation with their consultant’s assessment of their unsolicited offer as part of the ongoing discussions by both the Board of Commissioners and the Henderson Utility Commission.
The Utility Commission approved a recommendation not to pursue the offer at its meeting on June 7th. The city commission delayed the decision that was originally expected at the June 8th meeting and is now expected to revisit it in July.
In other business, the commission:
–Heard from Parks Director Trace Stevens that lifeguards for Atkinson Pool have completed their certification training and are now going through the hiring process to get the pool open for July 4th weekend.
–Finalized an ordinance amending the Fiscal 2021 budget and appropriations ordinance.
–Approved first readings amending ordinances to redefine regulations for commercial development signage and the definition of abandoned vehicles.
–Approved first readings accepting public improvements at 985 Cosby Drive and in Canoe Creek II, Section 1.
–Authorized redeeming a series of 2010 general obligation bonds at a cost-saving of $20,900 in interest.
–Approved a resolution granting property reassessment moratorium at 125 Second St. for a project that will transition a vacant building into usable residential and retail space.
–Approved a municipal order accepting a proposal for upgrading Henderson Municipal Gas Station 1 at a cost of $73,200.
–Heard an update from State Sen. Robby Mills about the Nu-Works’ Neighborhood Champion Program.
–Heard a presentation from Brittney Smith and Matt Reynolds of Habitat for Humanity of Henderson about the organization’s impact on the community over the past 30 years.
–Approved a request from Brian Bishop, Henderson City-County Planning Commission executive director, to use of surplus funds on a study about how the completion of I-69 will impact the U.S. 41-North Strip.
The next meeting is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 13.