Jeff council okays Lincoln Hwy interpretive sign, demo of houses

The Jefferson city council at its July 25 meeting approved a $3,000 grant to the Lincoln Highway Association for a four-panel marker at the east entrance to the city on Lincoln Way.

The interpretive marker is suggested in the plan for the east entryway recently written by Bolton & Menk. 

Funding will come from the city’s hotel/motel tax fund. When the hotel/motel tax revenue was made available to groups other than the Greene County Chamber, the council’s policy called for a grant cycle with a specific deadline. That deadline was to be months after the end of the fiscal year so the committee would know how much was available before it disbursed any money.

The council’s hotel/motel committee has instead recommended approval of a number of grant applications as they were submitted.

The council also approved contracts to Murphy Construction for the demolition of houses at 407 W. Lincoln Way, 204 E. McKinley St, 305 E. Vest St and 703 N. Chestnut St. Total for the four contracts is $14,104.


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