The Press Newspaper
Mayor, trustees agree to discuss Walbridge Rd. radar
Bowen last week confirmed the mayor replied by email to a letter the trustees sent Sept. 5 to Mayor Wilczynski and village council, asking that the village police no longer place a radar unit at the front lot of the fire station.
The letter says the trustees have received calls from residents about the radar.
“The mayor in his email said he wants to talk but didn’t give any indication when,” Bowen, a resident of the village, said Thursday, adding she’s not seen a radar unit parked at the station recently.
The stretch of Walbridge Road by the fire station has different speed limits because the west-bound and east-bound lanes are in the village and township respectively.
The station is on township property.
Mayor Wilczynski said after he received the letter that he’d have the police department cease running radar from the station pending his meeting with the trustees.
CSX will install mast-mounted flashing lights and roadway gates at the Girton Road and Devil’s Hole Road grade crossings in Wood County.
Upgrades were also approved for crossings in Seneca and Hancock counties.
The railroads will be responsible for completing construction by June 12, 2013.
Funding for the projects will be provided by the federal government.
The PUCO will assist the local governments with the cost of improvements such as rumble strips, illumination, improved signage or other safety enhancements at the project locations. Funding for those improvements will come from the State Grade Crossing Safety Fund and will not exceed $5,000.
Meetings are open to the public.
Beginning Sept. 17 through the end of the month, State Route 163, between S. Delores Drive and East Sand Road, will be closed. The detour route is State Route 2 to State Route 53.
All work is weather permitting.
Advance tickets are not required. For information contact Becky Bhaer at 419 352-8624.