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October 4, 2007

Burnside sets trick-or-treat hours in quiet October meeting

Burnside, Ky. — Burnside has chosen a unique costume for Halloween this year — It’s going to look a lot like Somerset and the rest of the county.

With the chilly October night air comes the necessity to plot out trick-or-treating hours, and in a wholly uneventful regular meeting, the Burnside City Council set about the task of deciding when would be the best time for Burnside’s little ghosts and goblins to make their annual quest for tasty treats.

Mayor Chuck Fourman noted that the Burnside Tourism Commission had initially decided trick-or-treating hours on Wednesday, Oct. 31 — the calendar date of Halloween.

However, it was pointed out, both Pulaski County as a whole and the City of Somerset in particular have decided to hold trick-or-treating festivities on Tuesday, so as not to conflict with regular Wednesday evening church services. The council agreed that the overlap with church activities could cause a problem, and also considered that changing to Tuesday would help Burnside conform with the most significant portion of Pulaski County.

Thus, councilor Becky Huff made a motion to hold trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The matter was unanimously approved by the five councilors present (David Brummett was absent).

In other city business:

• Fourman announced that K. Carrender Construction gave a donation of $1,000 to the Burnside Fire Department to use on equipment and related purposes.

• The council unanimously approved a proposal from Hinkle Contracting to repair several portions of area roads for a sum of $10,350.

Road sections to be repaired include several along Grandview Ave., including North Grandview and at intersections with Kinsey Street and Central Ave., as well as on Antioch Ave. Maple Ave., the entrance to Lakeshore Pharmacy, and the city’s park.

• A representative of Sherrill Morgan Associates visited to pitch a health reimbursement-based insurance policy to the city. Fourman said that the city was not taking any action on changing insurance policies right now, but wanted to hear the plan out as an option.

“It’s something to think about as we go into next year,” he said.

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