Aside from Big Bird, Elmo and the Cookie Monster districts that came from the city council meeting on the Tuesday following MLK Day, there were some other points of interest that came from the meeting. Here's a quick run down:
1) Letters of interest are due to the city by this Friday to purchase the VA homes by the Fort. City Administrator, Don Martin, said that the city is already in possession of 1 letter from a developer which is very good news. Generally, developers take all the way until the deadline to submit bids. It'll be interesting to see who has plans for these homes, and what's in store for them.
2) Friday also marks the end of the archery season in the city, otherwise know as Bambi Beware 2K11. Martin reported that the same firm that completed the aerial deer census will be doing another census after the season commences. At that point, we should have an apples to apples comparison from last year to now and a report will be made public in April.
3) Good news for the team I coach - and the rest of Campbell County North Soccer League - as the city has renewed their lease of the Ft. Thomas Soccer Park, next to Pendery Park for the next 10 years. This really wasn't that newsworthy, just told them I would get them on the blog. GO LADY HAWKS!
In a funny moment for me during the meeting, surrounded by a Boy Scout Troop getting their civic duty merit badges, the person taping the meeting for public access and one other person I know (and that's it - seriously), Mayor Brown had the city clerk read a letter from a citizen regarding litter through the streets getting out of control.
After she finished reading it, Mayor Brown seemingly looked through me, and sort of propositioned, "I don't see the (Community Press) here. If there are media here, I'd ask if they could get the word out about this issue. Don't litter!"
I kind of chuckled to myself. She could have just asked. I guess she didn't want to interrupt the meeting to call me by name. Or she doesn't read the site. My bet is on the latter.
So anyway, don't litter, please.