Here is a brief recap of major actions taken by the Lebanon City Council at the Nov. 28th regular meeting. Please note, this list is a brief summary. More information can be found on the agenda.
✅ Council approved Bill 6400 authorizing the purchase and installation of solar-powered pedestrian signals, and thermal plastic crosswalk markings for the intersection of Washington Avenue and Commercial Street.
Why is this action significant?
Washington Avenue is a major thoroughfare for locals seeking to avoid traffic on Jefferson Avenue. With this increased traffic, Washington Street can be dangerous for pedestrians. This action will help make the intersection safer for those on foot.
✅ Council approved Bill No. 6397 adopting and enacting a new Code of ordinances for the City of Lebanon and repealing the old code.
What does this mean?
The City of Lebanon has not updated the Code of Ordinances book since the mid-80s. Through this action, the book as been updated to make sure local ordinances coincide with state laws, to remove unneeded language, and to make sure ordinances are still relevant. This is a process all municipalities go through periodically. The new code of ordinances can be found on the city website.
✅ Council approved bills 6403 and 6404 authorizing the purchase of infrastructure materials for Flatwood Subdivision and Legacy Trails subdivision.
How does this impact the community?
Lebanon needs more housing. Using ARPA funds, these purchases were made to help build the street, electric and water infrastructure for new housing projects underway in Lebanon.
✅ Council approved Bill No. 6409 authorizing the purchase of Wildlife Guards for the electric department.
How is this impact the community?
Electric outages, particularly in the fall, are often caused by wildlife, such as squirrels, getting into electrical equipment causing outages. Wildlife guards help prevent this from happening. The electric department has been working for the last few years to systematically install wildlife guards. While much progress has been made, there are still areas needing wildlife guards installed and staff members are working to continually add guards to the infrastructure.
✅ Council approved Bill No. 6412 adopting Council Goals for 2023.
Why is this important?
Since 2018, the Lebanon City Council and the Lebanon City staff have used feedback from the public through surveys to gather data as to the direction citizens want Lebanon to go. Council and staff collaborate annually to determine goals for the upcoming year based on citizen feedback.