The City of Caneyville will soon sell memorial bricks to be placed at and raise money for the old Caneyville School.
The bricks, which will be prepared by Mark Crume, will be etched by laser with any message buyers request and installed in the walkway to or some other area of the old school.
Crume, who attended the regularly scheduled Monday, April 14 Caneyville City Commission meeting to discuss this project, said he would etch and install the bricks for $20.
The City Commission passed a motion to sell the bricks for $120 a piece. $20 of this price will pay for the cost of the brick, and the additional $100 will fund the old school renovation project.
The City Commission also passed a motion to make an initial purchase of 500 bricks to be used for the fundraiser.
City Commissioner Mike Geary said the City could offer a free brick to individuals who donate a substantial amount of money toward the school project.
Sponsorships will be available inside the school as well, said City Commissioner Scott Majors.
Geary also updated the City Commission on the progress of the old school project.
Weeds have been cut away from the school; a number of general housekeeping items have been completed; and the new windows have arrived and will soon be installed, he said.
With the first phase nearly complete, the City would next like to remove the remaining sections in the downstairs entrance and finish the banister, but more funding will be required to do so.
Mayor James Embry said the city wished to thank everyone who has helped with the old school renovation.
“The project has generated a lot of interest, and we appreciate it,” he said.
In other business:
*David Royalty, of the Grayson County Detention Center, said the new Caneyville ball fields will, weather permitting, be ready for use by the first game in Caneyville on Friday, May 2.
Royalty also said the concession stand’s roof and overhang are finished, and its windows have been installed.
In addition, the siding for the concession stand is under way, and electrical and plumbing utilities are scheduled to be installed this week, he said.
*Caneyville Police Chief Anthony Clark said the transmission on his 2004 police cruiser has been slipping.
The City Commission told Clark that the purchase of a new police vehicle has been budgeted for the current fiscal year and advised him to begin shopping for one.
*The Caneyville Volunteer Fire Department presented quotes for the cost of an UTV to help reach areas that cannot be reached by truck.
Marion Mudd, of the CVFD, said the low bid for a new UTV was $12,375 for a Polaris Ranger from Cornwell’s in Leitchfield.
The City Commission requested that the CVFD look for other, less costly options before it made a final decision as to whether it will purchase an UTV for the department.
*Water/Sewer Superintendent Avery Flener reported a leak in a three inch pipe line by railroad tracks.
Flener said the water pumping through this pipe has since been shut off, but 75,000 gallons were lost before the pump was closed.
*Caneyville resident Glenn Templeman attended the meeting to discuss issues with beavers’ building dams and clogging the city lake channel.
The Commission discussed a number of options to resolve the problem, and Templeman said he would be willing to purchase the land to clean out the channel himself.
No official action was taken regarding this issue.