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Nearly 430 acres were approved for annexation into the city of Richmond.

The acquisition was approved at a Tuesday meeting which included a first reading with the Richmond Commission.

The land at 1326 Barnes Mill Road was volunteered for annexation from county to city, as well as Ramsey Development at Barnes Mill and Goggins lane.

In documentation included in the Richmond City Commission packet, the preliminary design for the space was described as: “multiple uses throughout the development including public facilities, single and multi-family dwellings, business occupancies, and approximately 60 acres of usable community greenspace.”

The ordinance will be reread in two weeks for approval. If granted, the annexed land will go to the planning and zoning board for their zoning classification.

Other business:

• Mountjoy Chilton Medley firm was approved for the 12th year to do the city’s audit in the amount of $35,000.

• An agreement for fire protection services was approved for Sherwin-Williams Company, located in the county limits. Sherwin will pay the city $25,000 per year in consideration of the services.

• Little's Detail Center, Currier’s Music World, First Gear, Inc., Kentucky Shelf-Life LLC, In the Garden, Cut Flowers and Gifts, and Underground Jewelry & Repair, Inc. were approved for $2,500 small business grant from the city.

• Purchase was approved for an irrigation pump system from Gibson Bay Golf Course in the amount of $29,587.44.

• An assistance agreement was approved for the city of Richmond and the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to provide up to $13,142,000 of loan funds for sewer system improvements.

• A uniform bid was approved for city employees from Cintas Uniform Rental Service.

• Planning for the Fourth of July festivities are underway at Lake Reba and will feature live music, fireworks with plans for social distance and mask requirements. A bid was awarded to Pyro Shows Inc. of Tennessee in the amount of $21,000 for the firework display.

• An emergency order was passed for the mayor to enter a contract for stormwater systems and street repair for a 72-inch pipe that collapsed on Stocker Drive in Saint Andrews Place.

• After an executive session pertaining to the acquisition of land in the city of Richmond, the commission voted to approve the purchase of land in the amount of $25,000.

The Richmond City Commission will meet again Tuesday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. for a workshop meeting to be broadcast live on the city’s Facebook page.

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