‘No right turn on red’ up for discussion

Smoking prohibitions to be added

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission will be discussing the removal of “right turn on red” prohibitions from seven intersections in the city code at their next meeting on Tuesday evening. The addition of a “right turn on red” prohibition to the intersection of Park Avenue and Broadway will also be under discussion. It will prohibit vehicles from making right turns on a red light from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days.

The signs have already been removed from the following intersections, but the city code still needs to be updated:

  • Ash Street and College Street
  • Main Street and Garnsey Street
  • Main Street and South Street
  • North Street and College Street
  • South Street and Brice Avenue
  • South Street and Roosevelt Avenue
  • Wayne Street and South Street

On the order of new business, the commission will be holding the final reading of and voting on an ordinance to establish consist curfews throughout the city parks. Smoking in the parks will also be limited to specific areas.

At Pitsenbarger Park, smoking will only be allowed in the parking lots.

At Fountain Park, no smoking will be allowed in the bleachers or within 50 feet of Hardman Field. Smoking will also be prohibited on the concrete walkway at Hance Pavilion.

At Mote Park Softball Fields, smoking will be prohibited within 50 feet of the fence.

In all of the other city parks, signage will designate the permitted smoking areas. Smoking will not be allowed within 50 feet of a playground, of the entrance of a building, or around the parameter of a picnic shelter or other structure. The violation of these rules will be a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail.

Also on the agenda:

  • An ordinance to make appropriations for the city of Piqua for 2015
  • A purchase order of $71.98 per ton of road salt to Compass Minerals America, Inc.
  • A resolution authorizing permission to conduct business with Alan Miller
  • A purchase order not to exceed $35,000 to Best Equipment Co., for the repair of trucks for the Underground Utilities Department

Finance Director Cynthia Holtzapple will also be receiving the Auditor of State Award with distinction. Piqua Chief of Police Bruce Jamison will be presenting the city proclamation on National Night Out as well, which will be held on Aug. 4.

Smoking prohibitions to be added

By Sam Wildow


Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

Reach Sam Wildow at (937) 451-3336 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall