Council members hear report from FDOT on Highway 77 project

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 02:40 PM.

“It is a substantial investment for the DOT to pick the study back up,” Barfield said, “but we are constantly looking at ways to make things better for our communities.”

In other business, the council heard a request from residents Cheryl McCall and Suzan Gage to add stripes to the rest of 5th Street.

Last month, after residents complained of speeding on 5th Street, especially along Shivers Park, the city had a contractor repaint the centerline and border stripes on 5th Street from Highway 90 to South Boulevard.

“It is in the works,” Miner said of the rest of the street painting. “We have plans to stripe the rest of the road as soon as we can.” The city does not have the equipment to do the striping, so a contractor is needed for the painting, Miner said.

Resident Miles Anderson also asked the council to consider removing some abandoned tires on a property adjacent to his property, but the council took no action on the request.

The council also approved a resolution requesting a waiver of local financial support and waiver of average wage requirements for Westpoint Home Inc.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ted Everett said the resolution would allow Westpoint Home to create more jobs and remain competitive.

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