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Simpsonville City Commission: Franchise agreements signed

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By Todd Martin

The Simpsonville City Commission approved three new franchise agreements for the city during Wednesday’s regular meeting at city hall.

The non-exclusive franchise agreements were new, but no new services are being provided. The agreements are with LG&E and Atmos Energy for gas service in the city. Both companies were already providing service in the area.

Another agreement with Kentucky Utilities was also approved. The 10-year agreement Isi for electricity and includes a 3 percent tax to be paid back to the city.

Mayor Steve Eden also noted that the city had signed a contract to have the sewers moved on Buck Creek Road to coincide with the expansion of the road from two lanes to four lanes north of the intersection with Interstate 64.

“That will come at the state’s expense,” he said.

 

New parks employee

Parks Director Chris Truelock introduced a new part time employee to the commission. Kennon Cull, who is also an assistant lacrosse coach at Collins High School, will handle a lot of the summer camps and work with kids.

“He has a lot of experience, and I think he’s going to be a great fit,” Truelock said.

 

Also at the meeting, the commission:

  • Heard in a report from Eden that the city is short a police cruiser at this time. “Our Expedition is in the shop after hitting a deer,” he said.