Park ordinance to undergo third reading

By Sam Wildow -

PIQUA —The Piqua City Commission will be bringing back an ordinance for its third reading that was tabled during their July 21 meeting. If passed at the commission’s next meeting on Tuesday, the ordinance will establish consistent curfews throughout the city parks as well as smoking policies for the city parks. The ordinance was previously tabled in order for the Park Board to have time to meet and further discuss the ordinance.

The next ordinance receiving a third reading will remove “no right turn on red” rules from seven intersections for drivers in the city code. With schools being gone in those areas, there is no longer a need for the “no right turn on red” rules in those intersections.

As part of this same ordinance, the commission looked into the addition of a “right turn on red” prohibition to the intersection of Park Avenue and Broadway, preventing vehicles from making right turns on a red light from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on school days. This intersection will be part of a new walking route for kids to a new school.

The last ordinance to undergo a third reading will be an ordinance about making appropriations for the city of Piqua for 2015.

There will be one ordinance undergoing a second reading. The commission will discuss an ordinance that will levy special assessments to pay for the cost of nuisance abatement assessments. This ordinance will allow for the city to collect a total of $82,760.36, which will pay for the contractors who completed the abatements and administrative costs in the past year.

Also on the agenda:

  • A resolution setting the time and place for a public hearing on the renewal and amendment of the franchise agreement with Vection Energy Delivery of Ohio on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in commission chambers
  • A resolution awarding a contract to Sulzer Turbo Services for the inspection and repair of the #9 gas turbine
  • A resolution authorizing preliminary consent legislation with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for work on the MIA-36-11.74 bridges over Interstate 75 within the city of Piqua
  • A resolution authorizing preliminary legislation with ODOT for the pavement planning and resurfacing of U.S. Route 36 from R.M. Davis Parkway to South College Street within the city of Piqua
  • A resolution permitting an agreement with Access Engineering Solutions for changes to the engineering design services for the North Main Street Streetscape Project

The next Piqua City Commission meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7:30 p.m. It will be held in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building located at 201 W. Water St.

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