The Princeton city council met last night and approved two requests while promoting a city employee.
The city council meet with a representative of Overland Park Engineering regarding a request to vacate an alley between Ada and Prichard Streets. The request is in connection with plans by Dollar General to construct a new and larger store at Princeton. The council approved the request to vacate the alley.
City Clerk Keri Stamper said the new store has been proposed for a location along Highway 136, which also is Grant Street in Princeton. It would be built west of the Mercer County Library. The current Dollar General store is on Stewart Streetâ€”on the west side of Princeton.
The Princeton city council heard a request from Mercer County Fair Board representative Marcia Cox. She requested, and the council approved, 15 hundred dollars for a band called Bridges Burnt to perform July 16th at the horse arena. That's in conjunction with the Mercer County Fair. The money will come out of the city of Princeton band tax fund.
The council hired Greg Goodnight as the city superintendent replacing LeRoy Brown who passed away recently. Goodnight's previous position of city maintenance worker will be advertised. The wage for that position depends on qualifications of the successful applicant.