Council discusses safety, street projects


By Bev Mullen - For the Record-Herald



Six of the seven Washington Court House City Council members met in council chambers Wednesday evening with a busy agenda.

Council accepted the minutes of the June 27 council meeting as well as the minutes of the service, safety and recreation committee. According to committee minutes, the lieutenant position at the Washington Fire Department has been filled by Casey Coil. Also, the fire captains’ test and the police entry level patrol exam will both be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, and Quinton Matson has been promoted to water plant assistant supervisor.

The committee granted permission to enter into a contract with Cox Paving for the Oakland Avenue street rehabilitation project, phase 2. The committee also granted permission to enter into contract with Lake County Sewer Service for the 2018 Trunk Line Grouting project. Also discussed was a review by the committee of the Washington Avenue project right-of-ways. It was suggested that legislation be brought to council regarding the residential appropriations.

The committee also received a report regarding the DT & I Right of Way and how that right-of-way may impact the Recreation Trail project. The committee also brought to council’s attention that the city may be experimenting on North Main Street with the concept of a pedestrian crosswalk mid-street.

There was one citizen who addressed council regarding equipment being kept in the street right-of-way, and concern regarding the number of outbuildings being erected on the property. The appropriate city employees will be visiting the property to assess the situation. There was one ordinance passed by council, and six resolutions passed, adopted, tabled or placed on first reading.

City manager Joe Denen gave his report to council and went into a little bit more detail on the Washington Avenue and Oakland Avenue projects. Denen wished everyone fun at next week’s Fayette County Fair.

The next meeting of city council will be on July 25 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the City Administration Building, 105 N. Main St. All meetings are open to the public.

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By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald