FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council held its second of two February meetings Monday and it touched on a few subjects concerning the village.
During the old business, Mayor Jerry Day mentioned a potential ordinance idea for consideration that would prevent village residents from having vehicles with expired tags to be parked in a conspicuous part of their property for an extended time.
The idea for the nuisance ordinance originated from the Fredericktown Police Department and was just brought to the council’s attention in Monday’s meeting. The council members discussed some of the details of the potential ordinance, but the process has to follow the correct steps in order to be approved — which requires several more meetings and discussions.
Also in the meeting, Village Administrator Bruce Snell spoke to the council about the status of several grant applications.
Snell said of one in particular, the Transportation Alternative Program grant, that he was still awaiting for the approval to apply for it and once he got that, he would have until the end of April to apply for the actual grant.
The Transportation Alternative Program is the grant that would be used directly for the village’s downtown revitalization plan, which is the project that would help fix and redesign problem downtown areas — mostly in the business district. It would include fixing sidewalks, changing street lights and planting and maintaining more vegetation in the walking areas, among other improvements.
The next meeting will be Monday, March 4, at 7 p.m.
Several committees meet in the next month also, including the Safety Committee on March 4, the Finance Committee on March 14 and the Public Works on March 18.
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