A new incentive package is set to entice businesses to move into Paducah's Fountain Avenue area. City officials have been working to develop the area by giving residents financial incentive packages to build or renovate homes.
The Paducah Mayor and City Commissioners support efforts to preserve Noble Park’s duck house and island. Commissioners and the Mayor discussed ways to preserve the small island during Tuesday's commission meeting after many residents opposed the city’s previous decision to remove the island due to its state of disrepair. Commissioner Gayle Kaler says people voiced their concern not only through emails and phone calls but through Facebook, as well. As of Tuesday night, the group, “Save Duck Island”, had more than 3,500 members. Kaler said she approves of such enthusiasm.
The Paducah City Commission approved an ordinance last night requiring alcoholic beverage training for persons licensed for or employed in the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink. The training is to include the identification of false documents, recognition of intoxication, and liability issues. It is also to explain how to handle different scenarios such as confronting a patron who needs to be cut off. Current employees must receive training within 90 days of the ordinance’s adoption and all employees hired afterwards have 60 days from their date of hire to complete the program. R
The Paducah City Commission has approved a three year contract with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 1586. The union represents employees in the city’s engineering, public works and parks departments. If ratified by vote in by City Commissioners, the new contract would take effect July first. Both city and union officials site a cooperative spirit in coming to an agreement quickly.
Paducah City Commissioners discussed a prospective ordinance last night requiring training for anyone who serves alcoholic drinks at restaurants and bars in the city. The training focuses on spotting fake ID’s and recognizing heavily intoxicated patrons. Should the ordinance pass, existing wait staff would have 90 days to complete the training and new servers would have to complete the course within 60 days of their hiring date. Commissioners will vote on the ordinance in their next session.
Paducah City commissioners last night rejected an ordinance that would have changed a property swap agreement with the city’s Housing Authority. In May 2009, both parties agreed to exchange city property on H.C.
Businesses that serve alcohol in the city of Paducah might soon face a mandatory obligation to send their staff to alcoholic beverage server training. During the Paducah City Commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, commissioners heard and discussed a presentation on the program, “Server Training in Alcohol Regulations” or “S.T.A.R.”.
The Paducah City Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday supporting the reevaluation of western Kentucky's status on the National Seismic Hazard Map. The map currently rates the area's propensity for earthquakes as high as Los Angeles or San Francisco. However, Zhenming Wang and James Cobb of the University of Kentucky have been reviewing the methodology used to create the map. Their new methods could lower western Kentucky's seismic risk.
Paducah’s City Commissioners took another step toward revitalizing Fountain Avenue during their meeting Tuesday night. They approved a municipal order to apply for a Kentucky Housing Corporation HOME Grant of $308,000. The money will help fund the construction of seven new homes in the Fountain Avenue neighborhood. Mayor Bill Paxton said the neighborhood developed in the 1950’s and has since deteriorated.