Staff Report

During their regularly schedule meeting Monday, the Clarkson City Commission approved a proclamation declaring April 23, 2019 as "Clarkson Founders' Day" again this year. They have done this for several years. It recognizes the day that Clarkson was incorporated as a City in 1908.

Larry Cann from Cann-Tech gave a brief update on the status of the sewer rehab project. Basham Construction was recently granted a 60-day extension to finish the project from March 8 to May 8 due to all the rain and the partial government shutdown. He said everything looks to be on schedule for completion in May.

There was some discussion about possibly having more clean-up days for City residents who have larger items to dispose of; however, no decision was made at this time.

Clarkson Fire Chief Andy Cain said the Fire Department Tractor Pull raised around $2,700 for the WHAS Crusade for Children.

Clarkson received one estimate for $4,600.00 for some sidewalk repairs along East Main Street. They are looking for some other estimates along East Main Street as well as West Main Street. They are looking to fix pot-holes, cracks, etc. and not replace the existing sidewalk.

They are currently getting lists together on potholes on City streets that need to be repaired and old street signs that are need to be replaced. They will also be installing some new street name signs around town.

There was also discussion on repainting the parking spots on each side of East and West Main Streets before the Honeyfest and possibly limiting or eliminating some of the parking spots to make it easier to see when pulling out from the side streets onto Highway 62. No decisions were made at the meeting.

Clarkson would like to remind residents that spring clean-up days for City residents will be Monday through Thursday, May 6-9 for City residents only. They will not pick up tires, tree limbs, leaves, waste oil, paint, or construction debris. They will pick up things like couches, recliners, mattresses, appliances, and other furniture.

The Clarkson Community Egg Hunt will be Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the City Park. The Easter Bunny will be there if parents want to take a picture with him. Prize eggs will be given in each of the five age groups: 0-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, and 9-12. The prize eggs will be for stuffed animals and for one $10.00 for each age group.

The Commissioners declared May 5-11 to be "Municipal Clerks Week." It is the 50th anniversary of the national observance. They signed a proclamation that the Clerks week is for Clarkson City Clerk Scotty Gore and all of the other City clerks for all they do for their Cities.

Gore announced that he is one of the recipients of this year's David B. Smith Memorial Scholarship presented by the Kentucky League of Cities and the Kentucky Municipal Clerk's Association. The $500 scholarship goes to the City to cover their registration costs for Gore to attend the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Institute in Lexington from July 22-26. This will be Gore’s second year going to the Institute. After three years of going, clerks graduate and become certified Kentucky Municipal City Clerks. Last year Gore was one of the recipients of the Kitty Johnson Memorial Scholarship that covered the costs of the registration. These two scholarships are awarded each year to those planning to attend the Institute. The number of people chosen for each of the scholarships depends on the available funding they have.