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February 13, 2013

Wellman: 'a lot going on' in the city

WASHINGTON — With little on the agenda for Monday night’s Washington City Council meeting, Mayor Joe Wellman gave an update on recent and ongoing activities occurring in the city.

“There’s been a lot going on,” he said..”There’s no shortage of things happening in the city.”

The mayor said eight new or expanding businesses have had or are having ribbon cuttings.

“It’s been really gratifying … seeing some economic activity in the community,” Wellman said.

He said this is a busy time for working on the Stellar Grant application, with meetings and citizen focus groups.

“We’re working diligently last week, this week and next week on that,” he said.

In addition, the Redevelopment Commission has been meeting in reference to development on the city’s east side.

There was some discussion about creating a crosswalk in front of North Elementary School, which Councilman Mike Singleton had suggested at the last council meeting. Wellman was uncertain if the city could do that since the road is a state highway. He said he, Washington Police Chief Mike Healy and Street Commissioner Ernie Evans will look at it the area and look into the matter to determine if it’s safe to put a crosswalk there.

Council President Joe Fleck thanked the new code enforcement officer for his work and for keeping him up to date. Councilman Jerry Sidebottom requested a monthly report of the blighted-property problems being addressed by the building commissioner’s office and asked about the status of burned houses.

Sidebottom also mentioned that in attending other city’s meetings he noticed many of them have city flags. He suggested one for the city of Washington and further recommended getting input from citizens about what it should look like.

“I think the city of Washington needs a flag, and I think it oughta come from the people,” he said.

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