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December 29, 2012

Beasley leaving Council

Jimmy Eastham will succeed him in January


Somerset —

Beasley, a father of three children, said he will concentrate on spending time with his family in the coming years. 
“Teaching is my second love,” Beasley said. “My first love is those three little guys that I had sitting on the front row the other day. 
“They’re the most important thing to me right now and I want to be with them for a few more years until they get older,” Beasley added. 
In other news from the Dec. 10 Somerset City Council meeting:
• Councilor Mike New asked that the council conduct a workshop on the city’s building ordinances in an attempt to “put some teeth in our ordinances.” 
Girdler said they would organize a workshop for sometime in January. 
• Councilor Jerry Burnett asked that the council approve the city’s purchase of a property next to SomerSplash Waterpark on Ky. 2227 for  $55,000. 
“It would benefit our waterpark sometime, some day,” Burnett said. 
The council approved that purchase. 
• The council heard the first reading of Ordinance 12-22, which is the annexation of a property at 1690 N. U.S. 27 into the city limits. The council also heard the first reading of Ordinance 12-23, which is the annexation of a property at 4995 West Ky. 80 into the city limits.  
The second readings of those ordinances will take place during a January council meeting. 

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