The Ashland Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to begin a search for an assistant city administrator. There was no discussion and no names or specific duties have been outlined yet, however, the new assistant will likely aide City Administrator/Police Chief Lyn Woolford in the transition period of building a new city hall and moving as well as tracking the completion of a new sewer plant.
The city also awarded a bid for the new Main Street sidewalk which will begin construction later this year and adopted a new policy for the public speaking portion of the aldermen’s meeting, limiting each individual to five minutes.
The Aldermen did not vote on a rezoning issue. Developer Keith Winscott had contracted to buy the property owned by the city off Redbud Street and planned to build two 5-unit apartment buildings. However, Winscott withdrew his $160,000 bid earlier this week, after the Planning and Zoning Commission advised the city not to approve the rezoning.
See more details on these stories in next week’s Boone County Journal.