Bedford City Council Approves Speed Reduction Around Bedford Middle School

(BEDFORD) – The Bedford City Council approved a speed limit reduction from the current 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour on N and O streets between 15th and 16th streets at Bedford Middle School.

The council approved two passages of the ordinance and they will go on to a third and final passage at the next city council meeting.

An intersection near Bedford Middle School

The final passage of the rezoning of property from R-4 to B-2 at 1321 16th Street was approved for Turn-Key Enterprises. The property is owned by city councilwoman Angela Hawkins who abstained from the vote.

Bedford City Council approved the final passage of re-zoning the property at 1321 16th Street from R-4 to B-2.

Ordinance 2-2020 was approved up to move the City Council meetings to the third Monday of the month. This is to work in conjunction with the Board of Works meeting held on the same day.

City Council Member Dan Bortner stated this was the same meeting night of the Green Hill Cemetery Association. Currently, by contract, a city council member must also attend their meeting. The final passage will take place at the next city council meeting and questions will be answered then.

In other business, the council:

  • Discussed vacating the a 30-foot right of way on Kenny Simpson Lane so Grace Full Gospel Church can construct a building to store a bus.
  • Bedford City Council members were given updates on the Bedford Redevelopment Commission’s use of TIF funds for projects they have selected in 2020.
  • Discussed the City’s efforts to get back the tax abatement from Manchester Tank. The benefit in 2019 was $5,760, and the 2019 abatement payable in 2020 can not be stopped, however, the city is trying to get Manchester Tank to forego that abatement. The City and Manchester Tank are working together on a mutual agreement for repayment.