Here is a summary of major actions taken by the Lebanon City Council at their April 24th meeting:
✅ Council approved Bill 6476 beginning the process of Lebanon Project 2040. This action is the beginning of a comprehensive plan for the City of Lebanon.
Why is this important?
The City of Lebanon has worked to meet the short-term desires of our residents based on data from Citizen Satisfaction Surveys. While the surveys are a great tool for short term goals, a comprehensive plan is needed to guide the long-term direction of Lebanon. What is a comprehensive plan you might ask? It’s a plan that guides leadership to point the city in the right direction to continue growth and to help the city prosper. The plan looks at the usage of land in the city, it considers the opinions of residents, it guides the city in street expansions that make the most sense and helps public works manage and expand the electric, sewer, and water systems in a sensible, organized, and intentional way. Lebanon Project 2040 is expected to take about a year to complete, and residents and business owners will be asked to participate in the process.
✅ Council approved Bill 6479 authorizing the purchase of new tables, and chairs for the Cowan Civic Center, the Wallace Building and Mills Center.
Why is this necessary?
The current tables and chairs are more than 25 years old and need replacement. This purchase will help make the city facilities more useful and attractive for events.
✅ In other news, council approved the 2022 Street Maintenance Master Plan. Mayor Jared Carr presented the Mayor Lyle Anderson Gold Leaf Award for Volunteer Service to Eric Adams and Eliana Henery, declared May 7th through 13th Local Government Week and Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week in the City of Lebanon and announced plans to add a 30,000-pound anchor to the Veteran’s Memorial Park.
The Lebanon City Council Recap is just a summary of major actions taken by the Lebanon City Council. The full meeting agenda is available on the city website.