Sunday, May 1, 2011

Council holding meeting Monday night for citizens to discuss goals council set for the city in Feb.

On Monday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Ministry Center of Midway Baptist Church, the Midway City Council will hold a special meeting to discuss with the community the five major goals set by the council at a retreat in February:

Recycling: Continue to explore the opportunities to provide recycling services to the citizens of Midway and consider grant opportunities to help make the service affordable and sustainable;
Water and sewer infrastructure: Explore ways to upgrade facilities and carefully consider future expansion and replacement needs;
Community events: Several ideas were generated for improving the quality and quantity of events to build on past success and provide new opportunities for the community to come together as a “family;”
Improve the city park;
Full occupancy of Railroad Street and of empty and abandoned houses and buildings.

The council's secondary goals and priorities include a dog park, a pedestrian bridge, cleanup of the city and yards, focus on environmental issues, a pedestrian walkway through the park and over the creek, a
hotel or other lodging facility, improving the relationship with the community and an increase in community involvement.

Other ideas were generated under the headings of quality of life, infrastructure, jobs, environment, events and safety. Listings of those ideas can be found at http://www.meetmeinmidway.com/.

The meeting at the church at 6:30 will follow the regular council meeting at 5:30 at City Hall. All council and committee meetings are open to the public. The community meeting will be facilitated by Tad Long of the Kentucky League of Cities, who facilitated the recent meeting about the post office.

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