City announces Beggars’ Night date

By Bev Mullen - For the Record-Herald

It was a light agenda for the first Washington Court House City Council meeting in September.

When the council accepted the Sept. 6 minutes of the Service, Safety and Recreation Committee, they also accepted the date for Beggars’ Night. Beggars’ Night in Washington C.H. will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6-8 p.m.

The Service, Safety and Recreation Committee also heard reports from the Washington Police and Fire departments. Police chief Brian Hottinger reported that the hiring process continues and fire chief Tom Youtz reported his department was pleased with the new fire apparatus. It was also reported that the Street and Service Department has been progressing with its current projects.

City Manager Joe Denen took a few minutes to praise and thank all those who have had a hand in organizing the upcoming Scarecrow Festival scheduled for this Friday-Sunday. The road closures during the festival will be North Main Street from Market Street to Court Street; South Main Street in the area of the Economic Building; North Fayette Street from Market Street to Court Street; South Fayette Street from Court Street to City Municipal Lot #1; and Court Street from Hinde Street to North Street.

The street closings went into effect at 4 p.m. Thursday and will reopen on Sunday, Sept. 18 after the festival. Any vehicles remaining in the festival area during the festival will be towed by the Washington Police Department at the owners’ expense.

The next meeting of the Washington City Council will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers on the second floor of the of the administrative offices, 105 N. Main St. All meetings are open to the public.

By Bev Mullen

For the Record-Herald