Bourbon WelcomeThe Bourbon Town Council will hold a real estate auction prior to their regular council meeting in November. Larry Wattenbarger, vice-president said the property at 207 West Park Avenue is being sold “as is”.

Steve Stacy, Water and Waste Water Superintendent told the board the new owner would not have to pay the normal tap fee of $1,500 due to how the lines are installed, if the owner has their builder use the existing lines.

Stacy reported that work on Thompson Street has been completed and he requested to have Hensley Concrete install new sidewalks. The cost for the sidewalks was set at $14,000. The council voted 2-0 to move ahead with the project.

The full-time Bourbon Police Officers will be getting new cell phones that will be the property of the town. Currently, officers are given a stipend of $25 per month to compensate for the use of their personal phones. The monthly cost will only be a $14 increase; however, the stipend will be dropped. Horizon has agreed to replace cell phones every 9 months and the lines will be secured.

Although he was absent from the meeting, Street Superintendent Roger Terry requested clarification on clearing of debris. Seemingly, the problem they are experiencing comes from professional tree service companies who are leaving debris for the Street Department employees to remove. The Council supported the current wording in the ordinances that state professional services companies must clear anything debris they create; however, they can use the town’s dumping area if the debris is from a Bourbon resident’s property.

Carol Anders Correspondent