FOUNDING AND ORGANIZATION
On May 20, 1993, the first organizational meeting was held of the Livermore Enhancement Committee, a committee of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. By August 20, 1996, the organization was approved as a 501(c) (3) private incorporated foundation that could receive tax exempt donations to fund its purposes for community enhancement projects. Since that incorporation, the Foundation has remained aligned with, but independent of the McLean county Chamber of Commerce. Its Articles of Incorporation and By Laws call for at lease 11 and not more than 20 board of directors, and membership shall be representative of the following groups: local government of Livermore (the Mayor or his designee), Livermore Woman’s Club, McLean County Chamber of Commerce, Livermore Lion’s Club and local merchants and citizens.
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According to its articles of Incorporation, “The purpose for which this corporation is organized shall be to strive to enhance Livermore in the areas of family recreation, tourism, cultural arts, community beautification, economic development and community growth – through planning, consensus-building, fund raising and implementation efforts in cooperation with city and county government. This corporation is organized exclusively for education, civic, recreational and cultural purposes.”
*Secured professional design and planning for the Livermore Riverfront Park
*Guided implementation of Riverfront Park features to include:
*Two Rivers Historic Overlook on old railroad pier & historic marker
*Large picnic pavilion with restrooms, storage room and large grill
*Park benches, picnic tables and large cooking grill
*Concrete Pedestrian river walk
*Corner park recognition walk and monument
*Rough River Nature Trail
*Tennis Courts and Lighting and donor recognition sidewalk
*Boat service dock and approach concrete ramp & aluminum walkway
*Tree plantings, to include a large number of bald cypress
*Sponsored beautification and property ordinance enforcement forums
*Secured the prototype for the current city property "nuisance" ordinance
*Sponsored two economic development forums
*Initiated planning for city web site development
*Fund raising campaigns
*Community education on matters of city property ordinances and solid waste disposal
options and burning laws
*Helped the city enact the sexually-oriented business ban ordinance
*Exploratory work on planned water spray park, Downtown Renaissance Program, nature
trail enhancements and brown tourism signage.
*Contributed information for the McLean County “Battles and Bridges” tourism brochure
*Contributed information for the Livermore web site, www.cityoflivermore.info
*Publication of new “Solid Waste Options” for community on city's website.
*Publication of several City Ordinances on city's website
*Designed and constructed portable performing arts stage.
*Hosted “Community Vision Workshop” to enlist ideas and business involvement.
*Completion of the concrete river walk connecting the nature trail with the RV Park
*Nature trail enhancements to include tree and trail identification markers
*Riverfront park and nature trail educational kiosk
*Highway 431 corridor beautification with tree plantings and new welcome signs
*Brown tourism signage
*Updating City website to list available commercial buildings for economic development and create link to NWKF website
*Relocate and construct sand volleyball court
*Promote the elimination of eyesores through the city property ordinance
DREAMS AND VISIONS
*Friday night music concerts on the riverfront
*Water spray park
*Shelter and viewing stand by tennis courts
*River Outfitter (Bait & tackle, canoe livery, boat rental & service, water sports shop)
*Bed and Breakfast
*Bicycle and Horseback trail connecting Livermore Riverfront Park & Myer Creek Park
*Extension of the Rough River Nature Trail
*River walk historical markers on the high ground
*Landscaping, new signage, and decorative lamps along Highway 431 (Henton St.)
*Motel with swimming pool
*Golf course expansion to 18 holes
*Preservation of remaining downtown historic buildings
*City smoke free ordinance for all public buildings
*Canoe Livery for trips on the Rough River
*Beautification with city-wide dogwood and azalea plantings
*City youth center with roller skating rink, pizza parlor and big screen television
*City sledding hill
*City burning ordinance enactment
YOU CAN HELP NOW!
*Join the Livermore Enhancement Foundation-Call Ralph Thacker, President, at
278-2385; Meetings are held the last Monday of the month at the McLean County Public Library at 7 p.m.
Simply download the Livermore Riverfront Park
RIVER WALK ENGRAVED BRICK
Order Form below. Print it out, insert the appropriate information and send it with your $250 contribution to the:
Livermore Enhancement Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 490
Livermore, KY 42352
This will provide another ten foot section of Livermore's future six foot wide concrete river walk connecting the RV Park to the Rough River Nature Trail. It also includes a personalized brick, as a statement of your support for the project.
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