Fifty years after opening its doors on July 1, 1972, Crescent Springs Hardware received a special Day of Proclamation from Crescent Springs Mayor Mike Daugherty commemorating its five decades of service to the community.
July 1 will be Crescent Springs Hardware Day in the city.
Still family-owned by the Wilsons, founder Rose received the special award from Daugherty. In 2014, the store received the first Hometown Business of the Month award by the state of Kentucky, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and the Better Business Bureau.
Meanwhile, longtime city resident Jeff Smith questioned council regarding the projected $7.7 million price tag of the new firehouse to be built by Crescent Springs/Villa Hills Fire Authority and wondered why the project hasn’t been tabled for the time being due to the “high cost of everything.” The current fire station is dilapidated a leaking, Daugherty told Smith, adding that the current living quarters for the firefighters and paramedics which are meant to be co-ed are “unacceptable.”
Smith says he visited Fire Chief Jeff Wendt several days ago and noticed the building’s condition but said most of the issues of the house to his eye were due to neglect and wondered who would take care of the new building, which is the fire department.
The Crescent-Villa Fire Authority (CVFA) was created through an Interlocal Agreement (ILA) between the cities of Crescent Springs and Villa Hills, and the Crescent Springs Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
When the new structure is built, Crescent Springs will be responsible for paying 40% of the new construction costs.
In other city business, city council adopted its budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1.
The city also set new times for meetings of the Human Rights Commission, establishing quarterly dates of January, April, June, and September. It also amended an appointment to the Human Rights Commission as its current member resigned and is moving out of Crescent Springs and will be replaced by resident Sue Gibson.