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In Dec. 20-26, 2007 issue
By Derek Aaron, Times Journal Reporter

RUSSELL SPRINGS - The City Commission recently received a $20,000 grant to be used for building what is to become "Cherry Tree Park," located next to the current Senior Citizens Center on U.S. 127.

The announcement was made by Mayor Hollis DeHart at last Thursday's meeting of the Russell Springs City Commission.

The project is being made possible through an agreement with Gov. Steve Beshear's Office of Local Development and will provide exercise trails as well as several other kinds of recreational opportunities.

The meeting, although only approximately 20 minutes long, saw several items of business discussed.

In other happenings at the meeting—

• In a move that was under discussion several months back, the commission collectively approved $1,100 toward the expenditure of building additional office space in the basement of the EMS building in Jamestown, DeHart said.

The offices are currently in use by the county's 911 mapping coordinator and dispatch supervisor.

DeHart said the Fiscal Court and City of Jamestown has already paid that amount toward the office construction.

• The commission accepted bids for several advertised vehicles that had been confiscated by the Russell Springs Police Department during criminal and drug investigations and were forfeited to the department through court measures, according to Chief Joseph M. Irvin.

• After some discussion, the commission decided not to change the sick leave policy for employees of the city, according to DeHart. The discussion over sick leave time began among the commissioners at the November meeting.

• A zoning change was approved for a site north of the Key Village Shopping Center on U.S. 127 where a building is being changed from a home to a beauty shop.

• The Commission entered into an executive session to discuss pending legal matters. Upon returning to regular session, Mayor Hollis DeHart said no action was taken.

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