It's finally happening folks! Equipment is being moved into place this week and weather permitting, next week we will begin construction on the Broad St. project beginning at the railroad tracks at Poole's Pharmacy moving upwards toward Second St. We are asking that you please be patient with us during this time and we promise to make this process as easy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please call City Hall at 270-754-5097.
There will be a meeting on Friday, March 16 at 10:00 am at the Central City Library for all merchants located on Broad Street. This meeting will be to inform businesses of the upcoming Broad St. sewer replacement and utility relocation scheduled to begin on March 19, 2018.
The meeting will be conducted by City Officials, Engineer and the contractor over the project. The plan will be to provide information on the scope of work, work that will be performed and how it will affect your business hours. This meeting will give you the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns you may have. Thank you for your patience as we strive to improve our downtown appearance.
The City held a pre-construction meeting today, February 23 on the Broad Street infrastructure upgrade. Construction is attentively scheduled for March 19, 2018. Sanitary and storm sewer replacement will begin at this time from the intersection of Broad Street and North Second Street down to the railroad tracks on Broad Street. Utility relocation, newly constructed ADA compliant sidewalks and LED street lighting will follow. Estimated time of completion is 180 days from starting date. After nearly 3 years of planning, collecting funds (1.55 million dollars in grants) and coordination with all utility companies, the time for Central City's transformation and infrastructure upgrading is finally here. There is more good news coming for the city, as we continue to improve our infrastructure and appearance moving forward.
I would like to invite the citizens of Muhlenberg County to an Earthquake Preparedness Meeting on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 pm located in the conference room of the Central City Convention Center. This meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend.
It has been my honor to serve as the Mayor of Central City for the last 7 1/2 years. It has been exciting to work with the council and civic groups in moving our city forward and I hope that you will give me the opportunity to continue to work and continue with the city's progression. We have several projects, that after three years of planning, will begin in early Spring which includes our new street scape from Second Street to the railroad tracks; this includes new sidew...alks, underground utilities and a new stoplight) as well as the sewer line replacement on Broad St. and in late 2018 the expansion of the waste water treatment plant.
I have an open door policy and I would encourage you to stop in and visit with me if you have any positive suggestions that would help to move our city forward. Thank you for your support and consideration.