POMEROY — Residents from the village spoke to council regarding several concerns during a recent Pomeroy Village Council meeting.
Nora Ellis, a a resident of Condor Street, read a letter signed by nearly all of the residents of Condor Street with regard to the village making a portion of the road a two-way street.
Ellis stated that residents are concerned about a decision made during the previous meeting which allowed for two-way traffic from Spring Avenue to Plum Street on Condor Street.
Residents were concerned about drivers possibly believing the two-way portion of the road was a larger area than just the single block, and therefore driving the wrong way on the one-way.
Ellis said that there have been numerous driver going the wrong way on portions of the road.
The village stated that additional signs would be put in place making the portions of the road which are two-way versus one-way. Signs were also to be placed at other locations on Condor Street, including the exit from the new Farmers Bank location.
Police Chief Mark Proffitt said the department would watch for speeders and drivers going the wrong way.
Members of council expressed that they would like to hear back in a month or two as to how things are going.
Eddie Baer also spoke with council about the continued work around his property in the downtown area.
Baer stated that the ongoing projects near Mechanic Street have caused damage to his property which was not repaired.
Council put Baer in contact with Project Engineer Mitch Altier of ME Companies who oversees the projects.
Baer also told council he had signed an easement for the property he owns at 109 Union Avenue, which was not notarized at the time he signed it. Baer stated he would be revoking the easement.
Council approved a new insurance plan for employees through the Schwendeman Agency. The plan, which includes a reduction in the deductible payed by employees, passes by a 5-1 vote. Council member Ruth Spaun voted no, stating that council was moving to quickly with accepting the plan.
Discussion by the mayor and council indicated that some local agencies had be contacted about providing quotes, but none of them had responded by the time of the meeting.
Council also approved a medical reimbursement plan for village employees which will be handled through the Schwendeman Agency.
Pomeroy Village Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month.