MOUNT VERNON — Mostly due to an hour-long committee meeting, city council will have a long evening Monday.
A Streets and Public Buildings meeting is scheduled for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to discuss the resolution authorizing the hiring of a traffic engineering firm for the task of studying traffic in the Edgewood Road area and coming up with plans for “calming” traffic and reducing the amount of truck traffic in the area.
The Edgewood situation has already been the subject of one committee meeting plus an almost two-hour public hearing to gather information about the traffic on Edgewood and other traffic problems in the neighborhood.
The resolution authorizing the hiring of the consultant will be on the council agenda for final approval.
Starting the evening at 5:15 p.m. will be a 15-minute session on the American National Can site and the Land Bank program.
The Elmwood Avenue Fire Station will come back in the news as the Fire, Police and Civil Defense Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the disposition of the building.
At 6:45 p.m. the Parks and Lands Committee will hear an update on Ariel-Foundation Park and at 7 p.m. there will be a public hearing on the proposed changes to the address and sign codes. The ordinance enacting the changes is on the agenda for its second reading.
Also on Monday’s agenda are:
•A resolution authorizing the safety-service director to enter a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the improvement to Ohio 13 between Franklin Street and Stump Street.
•A resolution authorizing the safety-service director to seek bids and enter a contract for the 2018 brick street project. The project has not yet been specified.
•A resolution authorizing the safety-service director to enter a contract for the extension of the downtown connector bike trail.
•A resolution authorizing the safety-service director to enter a contract with EMH&T Inc. for environmental services for the South Main Street trail connection.
•A resolution authorizing the submittal of an application for the 2018 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program grant.
•A resolution appointing Matt Starr as the council representative to the Foundation Park Conservancy Board for a two-year term.
•A resolution authorizing the sale by sealed bid of property no longer needed by the city, including a 1996 Ford van and a 1999 Ford F350.
•Resolutions authorizing the city auditor to make supplemental appropriations and to transfer funds.
•A resolution authorizing the sale by trade-in of four strain poles for traffic lights.