Posted: Tuesday, June 24th 2014 at 1:12pm
Cleveland approves trial one-way street
By Dean Dyer Staff
Despite recent marking to the contrary, Quillian Street in Cleveland will become a one-way street on a trial basis until Oct. 1. (Photo/Dean Dyer)
CLEVELAND - The City of Cleveland has decided to give the one-way street idea next to Freedom Park in downtown Cleveland a try.
At a special called meeting with very little discussion last week, Councilman Rush Mauney made a motion to make the section of Quillian Street from East Underwood to East Kytle Street one-way north on a temporary bases.
Mauney said it will be a temporary measure until the first of October. He also said if they get no more than 10 people expressing opposition they will look at making it permanent.
Mauney said his major concern is the Methodist Church and businesses around it and the people who live on Underwood Street.
The council will re-examine the situation at its first meeting in October.
White County Commissioner Terry Goodger was at the city council's called meeting. He said they had just striped the newly-paved section of street for two-way traffic, but would go back and paint over that and make the changes.
The city council took virtually no time to decide to return money committed for sidewalk and street improvements around the park to the county.
The money had been returned by county commissioners last month following the city voting not to allow the one-way street alongside Freedom Park.
The city council had contributed $144,744 to assist with the county project.
Mauney made the motion to return the un-cashed check to be used as it was intended.
Mayor Don Stanley said following the meeting he hopes this puts to rest both issues for a while at least.
"Well I hope this will put them to rest, I sure do, and we’ll see how it works out as of the first of October and if it goes well we’ll just continue on with it," Stanley said.
Mauney had one request of the county concerning the use of the park.
"We would request that the county adhere and recognize the event ordinance we have and do their best to stick to that ordinance for continuity," Mauney said.
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