Commission Votes to Lengthen Road

By: Ryan Dearbone
By: Ryan Dearbone

The Commission voted unanimously to extend Fields Drive so that the road would extend from Patton Way to Campbell Lane.

The measure is just one of a two-phase plan designed at taking traffic out of the blockaded Shawnee Estates which has been dealing with heavy traffic flow for years.

The Commission also voted in the Occupational Tax cut.

Mayor Elaine Walker says the ordinance's passing means that city workers will see around .15 percent put back in their paychecks.

Overall, the city would give 2.6 million dollars back to Bowling Green job holders.

Walker says despite the cut in taxes, she believes the continued population growth of the city will offset this tax break and keep the city from having to raise the tax back up.

Also, during a special session, the Commission agreed to sell Doug Gorman of Booth's Fire and Safety four parcels of land that surround the business' future home at 538 State Street.

"It's really going to turn that corner around. What we're seeing is there will be a real sensitivity to the historical significance of the property and then when you add these additional parcels, it will
really start to make a difference in that corner," says Walker.

The city sold Gorman the property for its original asking price of $250,000 dollars.

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