Here is a brief summary of major actions taken at the Nov. 14 regular meeting of the Lebanon City Council:
✅ Council passed Resolution No. 488 renaming the Lebanon City Council Chambers as the Stanley H. Allen Council Chambers.
Why was this action taken?
This action was taken to honor the memory of former Mayor "Bud" Allen. Allen served the city faithfully for many years. He served on the Lebanon Park Board from 1976 to 1979, as city councilman from 1979 to 1996, and in 1996, was elected as mayor, serving 12 consecutive years. One of the highlights of Mayor Allen's tenure was the role he played in the remodeling and expansion of Lebanon City Hall.
✅ Council approved Bill No. 6387 authorizing an engineering study to improve and extend Granite Lane near Morgan Road.
What is the purpose of this?
✅ A lot of development has taken place on the west side of Lebanon. This study will identify possible modifications to Granite Lane that will provide construction options to improve traffic flow in the area of the old Dickies Building, McDonalds, Taco Bell, Lebanon Middle School and Nelson Park.
✅ Council approved Bill No. 6388 authorizing Toth and Associates to begin planning for sidewalk improvements in the area of Beck and Ivey lanes.
How does this impact the community?
Residents have long requested sidewalks in the Beck and Ivey land areas to enhance safety and improve connectivity. According to the citizen satisfaction survey, citizens desire increased walkability and connectivity in the city. This is the first step in constructing sidewalks from the intersection of Beck and Ivey Lanes, north to Ice Cream Way and east to Elm Street.
✅ Council approved Bills 6393 and 6394 authorizing the sale of Industrial Park Lot 9A to Summit Natural Gas and Lots 14 and 15 to JTW Inc.
How does this benefit the community?
This transaction will help bring more business to the community and increase activity in Lebanon’s industrial park. The businesses are expected to announce plans for these locations in the coming weeks and months.
* This summary is just a brief recap of major actions taken at the city council meeting. To see all action items, the agenda is available on the city website.