Proposals introduced regarding safety in Paducah City Commission meeting

Proposals were introduced at Tuesday’s Paducah City Commission meeting to improve safety in your city.

Paducah commissioners proposed:
– Buying 10 SUVs for the city’s police department for nearly $360,000.
– Buying security cameras for the floodwall area with nearly $15,000 from the 2015 port security grant.
– And spending about $260,000 in grant money for Paducah police to conduct traffic enforcement activities.

Commissioners plan to vote on the measures next Tuesday. 

Expect to see garbage trucks rolling into your neighborhood around Sept. 26. Paducah commissioners say that’s when Freedom Waste Services is expected to start operations from its new transfer station at 400 State Street.

Freedom was supposed to begin working Aug. 1, but was delayed because of rain and a location change. The city amended its contract with Freedom Waste Tuesday to start later. Freedom Waste agreed to pay damages in the amount of $27,000 for the delay.

Tuesday night commissioners also approved a $63,000 contract with HDR Engineering to study changing Broadway and Jefferson Streets to two-way roads and adding bike lanes.

Alcohol sales by the drink will be allowed on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. for hotels, motels and restaurants with a non-quota 2 license.

The city also signed with Hendron and Lone Oak Fire Department to be part of Paducah’s 911 dispatch.

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