PERRYVILLE¿— During the Perryville City Council meeting Thursday night, a gazebo came up for discussion as council determined what to do with a gift given to the Main Street Perryville organization by Boyle Fiscal Court.
The gazebo had been brought to the city from Danville’s Constitution Square, according to Mayor Anne Sleet. It was placed on city property, near the river, until it was determined where the best place to put it would be, she explained.
During the discussion, council members admitted concerns regarding the safety of anyone using it, Sleet said in a phone interview, as there was not proper railing near the river in that location.
“We were looking out for the welfare of the city,” she said, explaining that council asked for it to be moved to a different location simply because of the potential “liability” issues.
In other business, Vicki Goode, director of the Main Street Program, presented to the council the latest information on the easements on the properties owned by the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association, which the association is trying to give to the city.
The city is refusing to accept the properties until the historical easements on the properties have been fully expressed in writing. There are eight properties, some have historical easements in place and some do not.
Goode shared, via phone, that the Heritage Council has reviewed the properties and has sent the paperwork back to the Kentucky Department of Transportation. She anticipates hearing something from the department within the next week.
“Everything was done in a timely manner,” Goode said, explaining that the department had given the Heritage Council the drafts on Feb. 22 and the council had examined and returned the drafts in about a week.
“Hopefully, we will move forward by applying those easements,” Goode said.
The City Council also reappointed Jesse Purdy to the county’s Board of Adjustments, as Purdy’s term expires in April.