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Columbiana council revisits talk of one-way alleys

COLUMBIANA –During council Tuesday, city manager Lance Willard gave an update regarding making two alleys one-way.

The city is no longer considering Woodland Avenue to be made one-way. The resident has retracted his request.

“I think that as the reality got closer, more people came forward and talked about it,” said Willard .

The city placed signs in the alley behind Ace Hardware, indicating the passage is one way northbound.

“We put some signs up on a temporary basis as an engineering study,” Willard said. “It’s going pretty well.”

Willard would like to see if the one-way works before taking any legislative action.

In other news, cameras in the Columbiana Corridor and the new restroom on South Main Street connect to the police department by live feed.

Also, Council thanked the multiple departments and auxiliary immensely for their coordinated efforts regarding the Columbiana Street Fair Sept. 9 through 11.

“It gave people something to do,” council member Dan Bekar said.

Bekar said it was much needed after the trying times experienced nationwide.

Regarding city upgrades, the West Salem Street Storm Water project has experianced delays due to obstructions caused by stone and other utilitie lines.

Willard gladly announced the city made progress.

“Thanks to the water department, street department, wastewater department for being out there a lot to get that to go,” Willard said.

Willard advised updates are available on the city website at columbianaohio.gov.

In other concerns, Greenford Church is looking for a community project similar to the repainting of fire hydrants done in the past.

In other matters, Planning for The Joy of Christmas display is underway as the city pool is closed and in preparation for winterization.

Council Member Amanda Banner mentioned the park is looking fantastic.

“It’s just truly amazing the transformation that has taken place there,” Banner said.

Lastly, Mayor Rick Noel gave recognition to council members and residents for the support he received while experiencing health issues the last few months.

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