Getting around in New Boston, may be just a little bit easier, as there will now be more places where drivers will be able to turn right on red.
The Village of New Boston held its 2nd meeting of October on Tuesday, with all members of the council in attendance.
The meeting was brought to order by Mayor, Junior Williams with the pledge and a silent prayer.
There was a third reading on the removal of the turn Right on Light traffic signs in the village for the following intersections:
- York Street (west bound) north on to Harrisonville Avenue
- Center Street (north bound) east on to Rhodes Avenue
- Gallia Street (west bound) north on to Harrisonville Avenue
- Oak Street and Harrisonville Avenue (Times removed
The following was either not passed or other
- Rhodes Avenue (east bound) south on to Center Street *Failed 2 to 4
- Center Street (south bound) to Rhodes Avenue *Needs to be put back in ordinances
There was a discussion about the possibility of having the New Boston Village Ordinances online for a fee.
The mayor discussed that all the creditors from the February 2018 flood have now been paid, as the Village had received another check from FEMA.
Williams discussed the upcoming Levy for the Village of New Boston and that he had a flyer that should be passed out later this week.
Police Chief, Steve Goins discussed that a grant they had received for the Marcs Walkie Talkies will only pay for two new Walkie-Talkies. He continued that they had two old ones that still worked and that will give them a total of four working ones, but that they would be needing more next year.
Councilman Jon Mills set a date for the Finance Committee Meeting for Oct. 25th at 1 p.m.
In new business, Mills said there was a concern from a citizen about people who were abusing the handicapped parking spaces at the local Walmart. Goins said they will be watching more closely. Also, a mention was made about some utility companies blocking the streets before contacting the mayor’s office.
Goins stated that he was going to pass out letters to villagers who have an abundance of trash. It was then brought up the letters should be given to both the home owners and the residents.
Councilman Ryan Ottney brought up a proposed tobacco ban in the village parks and buildings. He then made a motion to have a first reading on the ban. Councilman Dan Fetty seconded the motion and it was voted on and failed two to four.
The meeting was then voted to be adjourned.
The date for the village Christmas Parade was set for December 1st.
Reach Kimberly Jenkins (740) 353-3101 ext. 1928