City Commission Meeting Highlights - July 12, 2022

Date of Release: 
July 12, 2022

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Mayor George Bray’s Opening Remarks

Mayor Bray discussed the City of Paducah and McCracken County’s commitment to move forward on two priority projects: 911 radio infrastructure upgrades and the outdoor sports complex.  In 2021, the City and County signed memorandums of understanding to partner on these projects.  Both government bodies agree to move forward on these projects and perform the due diligence on each project for the benefit of the community.  A news release was issued regarding the commitment.  


Paducah Wall to Wall Murals Update

Robert Dafford with Dafford Murals and Ro Morse with Paducah Wall to Wall provided the Board with an update on the maintenance underway on several existing floodwall murals and the creation of the new 10-panel mural depicting railroads and highlighting Paducah’s long history with the railroad industry.  The new mural series is near the Carson Center and behind the Mikado-type steam locomotive.  Dafford and his assistants have been coordinating with the Paducah School of Art and Design for this project.  Dafford says the murals should be completed in early August.  While in Paducah, Dafford also held a Murals Master Workshop which focused on various techniques especially how to construct a mural for longevity.  City Manager Daron Jordan says a request for proposals will be issued in the next few weeks for new lighting along the entire series of murals.  Dafford began working on the Paducah Wall to Wall mural project in 1996.  Learn more about Paducah’s murals at Paducah Wall to Wall.


Boards and Commissions

  • Reappointment of Melanie Nunn to the Municipal Housing Authority.
  • Reappointment of Christopher B. Jones to the Tree Advisory Board.
  • Appointment of Pam Teves-Mani and Bruce Carter to the Paducah Civic Beautification Board.


Additional Meeting Information

  • The Board was introduced to Jeffrey Prescott who was recently hired as deputy electrical inspector.
  • Municipal order approved for a Memorandum of Agreement with Harriett Reed for property tax incentives following the consensual annexation of property at 5345 Hinkleville Road and 5435 U.S. Highway 60.
  • Municipal order approved for the declaration and sale of surplus property at 832 North 7th Street, 836 North 7th Street, and 626 Boyd Street.  The new property owner plans to construct a community garden.
  • Municipal order approved to apply for the 2022 U.S. Tennis Association grant.  If awarded the $1000 grant, the Parks & Recreation Department will use the funds to conduct tennis workshops this fall.
  • Municipal order approved for the transfer of surplus property at 4524 Buckner Lane to the McCracken County Humane Society, Inc.  The City acquired this vacant lot (also called Lanelle Park) through the last will and testament of Lanelle Phelps Boyles.  Outlined in the will is the option for the City to transfer the property to the Humane Society.
  • Ordinance approved for the consensual annexation of 1630 North Friendship Road.
  • Ordinance introduced for the consensual annexation of 3520 Olivet Church Road.