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Kenton mayor: Water and sewer, bypass top city’s agenda in 2008

Kenton mayor: Water and sewer, bypass top city’s agenda in 2008

By: John Brannon Messenger Staff Reporter

By JOHN BRANNON
Messenger Staff Reporter
Kenton Mayor John Maughan reports two major projects — providing water and sewer service to the newly-annexed Morella Road area and a four-lane bypass of Highway 45 South — will keep him busy in 2008.
“We want to finish out the sewer project, where we annexed. There are about 20 residences out there,” he said. “Also, we want to try to get the four-lane around the west side of Kenton. We have a meeting with (state Rep. Phillip) Pinion at 11 o’clock Friday.”
The state Department of Transportation is proposing a four-lane bypass on the east side of Kenton and Maughan said the city opposes it.
“They want to go through east side, which is a flood district, down through the bottoms. You’ve got nowhere to expand,” he said. “We’re trying to get them to put it on the west side. We’ll talk to Pinion about it this week.”
Maughan, who was elected alderman in 2006, was later chosen by his peers on the city council to serve as vice mayor. In July 2007, when mayor Chris Callins resigned for health reasons, Maughan ascended to the mayor position.
“And when I serve out this term, if I’m in good health, I’m going to run for election,” he said.
Staff reporter John Brannon may be reached by e-mail at jbrannon@ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 1.8.08

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