Holly Trustees Approve Variances

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The Holly Town Trustees went through a light agenda during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 7, approving a property variance, an easement and abatement for Holly residents.

The Trustees, acting on the recommendation from the town’s Variance Board, approved the recommendation for work being done on the property owned by Lenny Thompson at North Highland Drive.  It was determined that construction of a garage pad, although extended by several feet, will not impede traffic on the roadway which is at least 50 feet wide.  A correction on a utility easement and alley abatement for Rodney and Brenda Hazen was approved to provide conformity between their property lines and the ones on file with the town.  An alley abatement for Dan Tefertiller was also approved.

The swimming pool is being opened for the new season and the town hired five lifeguards and a pool manager, as well as hiring Aaron Crum under Classified Maintenance.  The Trustee scholarship committee approved a town match of $500 to accompany the annual ARPA scholarship for this year’s qualifying students, Sheridan Rushton and Tiana Isley.

The Trustees held a brief discussion on potential decorations along Main Street for the upcoming observance of Flag Day, June 14, which coincides with the Bluegrass Festival.  The park is being cleaned and plans are developing to decorate both park and stage for the event.  Using flag poles to decorate along Main Street has been considered, but finding a low-cost way to anchor them will be necessary if plans go that way.

Town maintenance issues included repairing a water main break under Highway 50 near Second Street.  Several customers had noted they were getting low voltage supplies into their residences and tests were run to determine if their wiring or the power company’s was at fault.  Electrical repairs were done to a south well because recent strong winds had caused some wiring to loosen.

The Utility Fund report for March showed electricity expenditures outweighed revenues, $87,734.40 to $85,522.45, water, sewer garbage and landfill revenues increased for an overall gain of $8,369.96.  General Fund Revenues for the same period were up over expenditures, $2,154.10.  Sales tax revenue decreased March 2014 to 2013; but by only a slight margin, $13,145.30 to $12,644.25  The next Holly Trustees meeting will be June 4th.

By Russ Baldwin

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