By Valerie Werkmeister
Poseyville’s new town hall is in the final completion stages and Poseyville Town Council members are anxious to show it off. A special open house and dedication ceremony has been planned for Saturday, April 27, from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. The public is welcome to come and view the new facility and enjoy some refreshments.
“We are very excited about this great addition to the town,” council president Bruce Baker said.
In other business, Town Marshall Doug Saltzman asked for council members’ input regarding the use of prisoners for community service projects within the town. The council was enthusiastic about the idea and advised Saltzman to coordinate projects with town employee, Ken Gorbett.
A new stop sign on Fletchall Street will be removed as it is causing more harm than good. The sign is located at Locust Street and is positioned so that west-bound traffic must stop. Fifth-Third Bank patrons pulling out of the drive-thru area are unable to make the stop sign and are often pulling out into oncoming east-bound traffic that is not required to stop. Saltzman advised council members of the hazard and they agreed to remove it.
“No parking” signs will soon be placed near the Christian Church on Cale Street. Saltzman advised when cars are parked near the church, it makes it difficult for Hirsch’s Department Store patrons to pull out. The signs will specify that parking will not be permitted Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, they will allow access to the church’s handicap accessible wheelchair ramp whenever necessary.
Noise complaints from the use of a sandblaster at Nix Welding have caused council members to question the need of a noise ordinance. Baker and fellow council member, Ron Fallowfield, stated they would call a meeting with the business owners to find a solution to the noise problem. Baker noted that the sandblaster was in operation up until 8 p.m. one evening. They hope to find a way to baffle the structure or work out an operating schedule that won’t disrupt the business and please the neighbors.
Council members agreed to a purchase agreement with Duke Energy for new street lights along Main Street. The10-year agreement will cost$1,685 per month and will replace 22 lights. The current lights have been in use for the past 25 years.
Council members approved a gas system upgrade that will increase the pressure in which the gas utility operates. As demand on the gas utility has increased, the need for improvements and expansion is justifiable.
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 4:30 p.m. in the new town hall on 38 W. Main Street.
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