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Notes from the Florence City Building

In a short business meeting Tuesday night, Florence City Council approved a series of appointments. The first appointed Teresa Kraft to the Boone County Board of Assessment Appeals for a three year term.

The second re-appointed Marcus Carey, Robert F. Greene, Darryl Cummins, Carolyn Lainhart, Robert Sanders, and Tom Quirk, and appoints Wesley Williams as members of the Northern Kentucky Regional Ethics Authority Enforcement Committee for a two year term, starting February 1, 2017, and ending January 31, 2019. (Note: Local governments across Northern Kentucky are approving these appointments.)

The third appointed Eric Hall as the city's representative, and Josh Hunt as the alternate, to the intermodal coordinating committee of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) for a one-year term.

All three orders passed unanimously.

The city will be participating in the Great American Cleanup on April 29, and anyone who would like to come and help should be at the Public Services building at 8:30 a.m. Mayor Diane Whalen said that participants will be given trash bags and gloves and T-shirts, and will then be assigned to a route. After a light breakfast, volunteers will board school buses to be transported to their route, and afterwards bussed back to the Public Services building where there will be a cookout. Volunteers are asked to call the city building to sign up. There will also be "special trash" that can be redeemed for door prizes.

Mayor Whalen also said the city's spring cleanup will be April 17 to 23, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Shredders will be on site at the Public Services building, and people have to show proof of residency to drop off large items like refrigerators or tires. Old televisions won't be accepted at this time, and antifreeze, paint, and insecticides, will only be accepted in November. More information is on the city website.

There will be two meetings coordinated with Boone County and Planning and Zoning on April 19 and 24 for the purpose of going over the five year comprehensive plan.

On April 29, police will be on the north side of the city building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so that people can bring old unused prescription drugs so that they can dispose of the drugs.

-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor