City Council approves Farmer’s Market pavilion skating rink November 26-27
By JIM BROOKS
Nelson County Gazette / Radio WBRT
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 – A new attraction for downtown Bardstown will be set up in time for Light Up Bardstown on Friday, November 26 – an ice rink at the Farmer’s Market Pavillion.
Lisa Thomas, executive director of the Bardstown-Nelson County Chamber of Commerce, told Bardstown City Council at its meeting on Tuesday that a Danville company would place the rink under the pavilion footprint for use during Light Up Bardstown on Friday, November 9. 26 and Shop Small Saturday November 27.
The rink would allow up to 40 people to skate at the same time. The plan is to offer 30 minute skating sessions to those who register in advance. The cost per session is expected to be $ 5, she said.
They can provide special times for children and adults with disabilities to skate, Thomas told the council.
The goal is to add something new and different to downtown for ‘Light Up Bardstown’, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year.
Although the rink may occupy a few parking spaces, Thomas said they hope to give up to 500 people a unique opportunity to ice skate in downtown Bardstown over the two days.
ILLUMINATE BARDSTOWN AND CHRISTMAS PARADE. City Council approved the requested street closures for Light Up Bardstown on Friday, November 26, which will include areas around Court Square and the first block of North Third Street.
The board also approved the itinerary for the 2021 Christmas parade scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 2. The route will follow the long established route of starting at West Broadway, traveling from West Broadway to North Third and turning south to Court Square. . No parking signs will be placed on North Third Street prior to the parade.
AWARD OF THE OFFER FOR WOOD SEWER PIPING. Council approved a low bid of $ 933,200 from Schroeder Construction of Elizabethtown for a sewer line extension to service future growth in the Woodlawn area and along Filiatreau Lane. The new pipeline will eliminate an existing sewer pumping station.
The city had budgeted $ 1.4 million for this project.
IMPROVEMENT OF THE TOWNE CREEK SEWER PLANT. City engineer Jessica Filiatreau said some of the plant’s treatment processes have not been updated since the 1960s. In addition to the ongoing ongoing cleanup of the lagoons at the Gilkey Run facility, she said that it would seek grants that will allow the plant to eventually expand its capacity and upgrade treatment processes in the future.
In other matters, counsel:
– approved a resolution approving a memorandum of understanding to accept $ 45,975 in discretionary funds from the state of Kentucky for the repaving of the part of town of Spencer Mattingly Lane.
– approved a proclamation setting aside National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from November 13-21, 2021 in Bardstown.
– approved a mobile food vendor app from Cecilia’s Mobile Kitchen.
FOLLOWING. The board will then meet in an in-person meeting in the board meeting room at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.