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Taylor Mill Considers Earlier Start Time for City Meetings

Taylor Mill city commission is considering a new time for its monthly meetings.

Currently, the city commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.

Commissioner Rose Merritt suggested that the time should be earlier, noting that sometimes people leave when meetings run long because it gets to be so late.

Merritt noted that Covington and Ft. Wright meet at 6 p.m. and other cities meet at 6:30 p.m.

Commissioner Dan Murray said that 6 p.m. was too early.

The city will accept feedback on the city website and take up the issue again at its June meeting.

In other news, City administrator Brian Haney announced that the property at 6199 Blackstone Court received two bids, and he recommended accepting the higher one at $71,418. City commission voted in favor.

There has been another slip on Mason Road, with about a 200-ft. section impacted. It was estimated that it would cost about $75,000 to fix. The city has sent out the application to the state for emergency funds.

Three bids were received for cutting the grass in Pride Park. The job will consist of 18 mows and weed-eating. Haney said the low bid was from Szabo Project Services, Inc., out of Erlanger, who bid $550 per cut or week.

Commissioner Murray wanted to know if the city could call them off of cutting if July and August are too dry.   Haney said he knew they could call them off for a week, but before the city signed the contract he would make sure the city could ask the company not to cut whenever it was too dry. He promised to send the contract to the commissioners.

Fire Chief John Stager said that on May 2 his department helped with the birth of twin babies.

He also said there is no open burn from May 1 to September 30 unless the resident has a farm permit.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor