Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:23
MOUNT VERNON — In March, KnoxPages.com reported that if funding came through, Meadow Ridge low income apartments on Follin Avenue would undergo a complete rehabilitation in 2018. At Monday's council meeting, Robert Bender of Provident Companies gave details of the project.
“One thing that really changes the atmosphere is when you completely redo a property,” he said, adding that residents take on a sense of pride and ownership. “The biggest thing I look forward to is adding safety.”
The complex has 48 units: 16 one-bedroom and 32 two-bedroom.
Interior upgrades include:
*New kitchens, bath, flooring, interior doors and trim
*ENERGY STAR appliances and lights
*ENERGY STAR heating and central air with smart thermostats
Exterior upgrades include:
*New exterior doors, roofs, siding
*Add porches to all units
*New community building, to include an office, exercise room, and library and computer room
*Reconfigure service building for accessibility and change office to maintenance
*Add 18 security cameras
*Replace curbs, pave parking lot and driveway, add new parking spots at community building
*Replace walks and add handicapped curb ramps
*New walk to existing public sidewalk
*Rebuild existing trash enclosures
*New grills and picnic tables
*New covered mail boxes
*Replace existing eight lights with solar LED
*Repair basketball court, replace and add playground equipment
*New walking path into and around adjacent recreation area with benches
*Soccer field in adjacent recreation area
*New entrance sign
Bender said rehabilitation will begin the end of July 2018 and take about a year. When it is finished, all single-story units will have a zero-threshold entry. Five units are designed for handicap households; one unit will be designed as hearing and visually impaired.
Bender said that $35,000 has been allocated to help residents relocate into other units during rehabilitation. Management is allowing units to go empty as residents move. Currently, four are empty; the goal is to have 12 empty when rehabilitation begins.
The complex will have full-time management on staff Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full-time maintenance personnel will be on call.
Two public meetings are scheduled to share information about the project: Thursday at 6 p.m. at Dan Emmett Elementary School and Friday at 1 p.m. at Meadow Ridge Apartments, apartment 724-3.
Published: Monday, 25 September 2017 09:49
MOUNT VERNON - Knox Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Jonathan Hardin to its medical staff. Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Hardin is a welcome addition to the Department of Primary Care—Family Medicine and the Newborn Nursery.
Dr. Hardin received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship and residency at Martin Army Community Hospital in Ft. Benning, Georgia. He served as a Special Forces Battalion Surgeon with the 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Syria and comes to Centerburg from Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Dr. Jonathan Hardin - submitted photo
Dr. Hardin was drawn to Family Medicine because of its broad scope and patient continuity. He has a special interest in treating the whole family, from pediatrics (including newborns) to the elderly, building multi-generational relationships. Women’s health, sports injuries and minor surgery are all part of the comprehensive primary care he will provide.
Both Dr. Hardin and his wife are Ohio natives and are excited to return to the area to raise their family.
Dr. Hardin is joining Jasmine Usher-Ledet, MD, in Centerburg, at 4581 Columbus Road. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 740.625.6234.