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Representatives from the Air Evac Lifeteam recently offered the City of Caneyville a membership discount to Caneyville water district customers.

Annie Hynes, of Air Evac, attended the regularly scheduled Monday, March 10 Caneyville City Commission meeting to discuss the services Air Evac provides, as well as offer a special Affinity Plan for customers of the Caneyville water district.

Air Evac, an air ambulance service with 117 bases located across 15 states, offers an annual membership program that allows members requiring emergency air transport to be flown out at no out-of-pocket expense, Hynes said.

A typical emergency flight can cost up to $25,000, said Hynes.

As a special offer for the City of Caneyville, Hynes created a plan that would allow the 750 customers of the Caneyville water district the option of signing up for an annual membership at a $10 discount.

Hynes said there would be no obligations on either the City’s or water district customers’ behalf - the membership would merely be an option.

Hynes also said that Air Evac would cover the cost of mailing information about Air Evac services and the Caneyville plan, as well as a membership application, to the 750 water service customers.

Hynes said Air Evac wished to make this offer to Caneyville because it is “the closest aircraft to this area.”

“It’s a real asset to have in a small community,” Hynes said. “…The worst thing that could happen is you never have to use this.”

Because the City controls the water district and access to the mailing list of its customers, the Commission would have to grant approval to Air Evac to send information to the 750 customers.

The Commission decided to review the offer and make an official decision at a later date.

In other business:

*Commissioner Mike Geary reported on the progress that has been made on the old Caneyville School.

Geary said the outside entrance is nearly complete; the floor tile and drywall in the entrance have been removed; gutters have been installed; and a section of the gym wall has been removed.

Geary also said he had received a quote to purchase windows for the old school from Caneyville Builders at the approximate cost of $240 each.

The old school has about 47 windows that need to be replaced, but Geary said he would like to start by replacing the windows in the front section, which would require only eight.

The Commission passed a motion to start the window replacement project on the old school with the purchase of eight windows.

*The Commission passed a motion to approve City Resolution 03-10-2014, which allows the City to apply for a 50/50 $15,000 2014 Land and Conservation Grant.

The grant, if received, will cover $7,500 of the $15,000 cost to purchase playground equipment for the new ballpark.

Caneyville Mayor James Embry called for a public hearing to be held regarding the grant application on Wednesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m.

*The Commission passed a motion to purchase 4-feet by 8-feet signs for the new ballpark from T-Shirt Express at the quoted cost of $125 per sign.

*The Commission passed a motion to raise the annual Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department dues from $25 to $35.

*David Royalty updated the Commission on the progress of the new ballpark and said it will be ready for use in the upcoming season.

*City Clerk Connie Gootie said 50 children have signed up for the Caneyville ball programs so far.

Additional sign-up sessions will be held every Tuesday and Thursday through the rest of March from 5-7 p.m. during beginners ball.

Sign-up sheets may be turned in to Caneyville City Hall.

*Gootie said that April is City Clean-Up Month.

During April, county workers will pick up items such as old furniture, old metal, or any other throw-away item, with the exception of garbage, every Tuesday and Friday.

To request a pick-up, Caneyville residents must contact City Hall at least two days in advance, Gootie said.

City volunteers will be available on Saturday mornings to assist the elderly and disabled with transporting items to a pick-up point.

For more information on City Clean-Up Month, contact Caneyville City Hall at 270-879-9701.

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