By Portia Williams
GREENUP, Ky. — Greenup Mayor Lundie Meadows said they are wrapping up city building renovations that have been taking place for more than two years during the course of his term. According to Meadows, the renovations have totaled approximately $19,000 — funds which were allocated in the city’s budget.
Meadows said prior to the current renovations, the Greenup City Building had not been renovated since 1980, and therefore, were greatly needed.
“We have been under renovations now for about two-and-a half, to three years now. We’ve done some remodeling on the inside, bought a new billing system, a new computer system, new wiring and things of that nature. When I took office we were having some difficult times with our electricity throwing breakers, so we’ve renovated the entire office part of the building and the police department, the administration in the back. Out front we have just done some cosmetic work,” Meadows said.
He said Logan Construction is closing the work out on the city building, and will begin work on the city park next.
“Right now we are utilizing Logan Construction. They are putting the finishing touches on the outside of the building, and they we will be done. They are also getting ready to go down to our city park, as soon as we get done up here. We also had in our budget to redo the basketball courts this year. We are taking up all of the blacktop, and will put down concrete, and hopefully that will be done within the next couple of weeks as well,” he said.
He said improvements to the park are essential, as the park is utilized by the community at a high volume.
“Our park is used tremendously, and the addition to the basketball courts will be great. I suspect on any given weekend, there are probably about 35 to 40 kids playing ball,” he said.
He said he the improvements to the city building was one of his goals as mayor, and wants to encourage city-wide cleaning efforts.
“We are just bringing things up to standard, and making things look better. One of my main goals was to clean up the town, and not only do we need to clean up our town, but we need to clean up our own property as well,” he said.
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