Contractor chosen for Corbin splash pad

Trevor Allen, Fire Chief Barry McDonald and Chad Jackson are pictured as Allen and Jackson were promoted during Friday's special-called Corbin City Commission meeting. Also promoted, but not pictured, was Phillip Martin. | Photo by Erin Cox

CORBIN — Last Friday's special-called Corbin City Commission meeting was heavily centered on the reversing of the changes on Kentucky Street, but other action was taken during the meeting, including taking the next step in the splash pad coming to downtown Corbin.

The City Commission read the bids for the Request for Qualifications from consulting engineers. This company would act as a general contractor for the process of constructing the splash pad that will go directly across from the Corbin City Hall at 804 S. Main St. The City Commission chose to go with Brandstetter Carroll Inc.

Also during the meeting, Corbin Fire Chief Barry McDonald promoted Trevor Allen from firefighter to lieutenant, Phillip Martin from lieutenant to captain and Chad Jackson from captain to battalion chief.

According to City Commissioner Trent Knuckles, the Whitley County Health Department requested the city add vaping to its smoking ordinance. The commissioners unanimously approved City Attorney Bob Hammons to work on an amendment to that ordinance.

The Corbin City Commission also set a $125 business license fee for specialized recreation businesses in the city. With the new axe-throwing venue coming to downtown Corbin, the city did not have a set license amount for that type of business.

The Corbin Tourism Commission will be reimbursed $19,009.58 for the operation of the Corbin Center over the last few months.

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