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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:48 pm | Updated: 11:18 am, Wed Sep 11, 2019.

Food truck ordinance changes and progress for a new city police station topped the agenda for the city council Monday.

Steve Williams, an owner of several businesses in Morehead including Pasquale’s and the Rock Taphouse, complained that food truck regulations on locations and times are too vague.

 “I think it needs to be updated with some more teeth in it,” Williams said.

After a short discussion, council members agreed to look into how other cities deal with food trucks, including the length of time they can stay in one area and how far they must move.

The majority of the night was spent looking over a presentation of design concepts for the new city police station. It was presented by Bill Pickering and Travis Curry of CMW Architects.

After the presentation, a motion was made to solicit proposals to find an at-risk construction manager for the project.  

The City is still in the process of purchasing the land for development.

Other points from the meeting included:

 --Logging updates: the city is still awaiting the legal opinions from three law firms.

--Morehead Tourism, Conference Center & Rowan County Arts Center economic report showed the state grew as a whole increasing by 3.7% and visitor spending increased in Rowan county by $1.3 million.

--The Tax Increment Financing District (Tiff) local participation agreement to extend the revenue pledge from 30 to 40 years: delayed until October so further discussion can be had with the Tiff board on September 19. 

-- Rodburn Park was recognized for receiving the Common Wealth Award for its beautification project.

-- A resolution authorizing the city of Morehead to apply for a 2019 Kentucky Community Development Block Grant regarding the Morehead Inspiration Center was passed.