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April 24, 2013

Repaving to begin in city soon

WASHINGTON — During Mondays’ City Council and Board of Public Works meeting it was announced that within the next two weeks crews will begin repaving nearly 50 blocks of city streets. Milling will be done on the streets before the repaving will be started. All of the paving requests from this year and last year will be done including the area of 21st Street and Burkhardt Drive. A new four-way stop has also been installed at Northeast 2nd and Hefron streets.

Complaints were brought to the attention of City Council members that the intersection of Highway 57 and Main Street is becoming very rough and causing disruptions at businesses located in the vicinity. Technically, Mayor Joe Wellman said this is a state highway but because the city had waterlines break near the intersection, the state is saying it is the responsibility of the city to pay for the cost of the repairs.

Attendee Keith Ellis, asked the board about future plans for the Tokheim property located on the west side of the city. The building on the property is in the process of being demolished. Ellis was concerned that low income government housing will be placed on the property. Wellman and council members assured Ellis that there was no interest in placing a housing development on the property.

Fire Chief David Rhoads announced that fire station one, located at 200 Harned Ave., would be having a drug toss collection event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Board of Public Works and Safety approved the purchase of two Premier wood chippers. Three  chippers were demonstrated to Ernie Evans of the street department and the Premier model was recommended to the board  by Evans and electric superintendent Randy Emmons.  Evans and Emmons both agreed the Premier offered better safety features and could handle a larger work load.

Street closings were also approved for two upcoming events. The God of All Nations church located at 800 W. Main, asked that N.W. 8th be closed between W. Main and W. Van Trees Streets May 11 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for a street festival. Rail Fest committee members asked that 2nd street, between Main and Van Trees, be closed all day on May 18.

In other news, Wellman announced that National Day of Prayer will be held May 2 on the steps of the courthouse. Wellman met with the National Day of Prayer committee earlier Monday.

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