The Paducah Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to amend Chapter 6, Alcoholic Beverages of the Paducah Code of Ordinances. The amendment allows microbreweries with the appropriate licenses to sell malt beverages by the drink and package on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.
911 Communications Services Department Director Ed McManus updated the Paducah Board of Commissioners regarding the Department’s activities since he became director in October 2016. When McManus first started with the 911 Center, he surveyed employees and the agencies that have user contracts and direct interaction with the Department. The user group surveys are posted on the City’s website, www.paducahky.gov. He also held one-on-one meetings with the employees and user agency directors. Since receiving the feedback, he has been working on increasing employee recognition opportunities, empowering supervisors, and researching career development avenues. A Paducah 911 Facebook page also has been created with the purposes of employee recognition and agency promotion. McManus spoke positively about the Department’s employees. He said, “They pull together and work hard. They are focused and want to be the best agency we can.” McManus is working with the Engineering-Public Works Department in looking at having windows installed in the building since the 911 Center is in a windowless section of the building. McManus also said the first quarterly meeting of the user group was held March 3. The purpose of the quarterly meetings is to discuss strategic issues and matters of mutual interest and concern. McManus also updated the Board on the work with Federal Engineering regarding the CAD, Telephony, and Radio project which is expected to be completed in two phases. Phase I will involve the CAD and Telephony projects. He expects the first phase project to be out to bid in the next one to two months.