WL COUNCIL: Faulty bridge recommended to be removed

Permanent appropriations approved


West Liberty Village Council in regular session Monday, reviewed a study of the faulty bridge on west Columbus Street and finalized a permanent appropriation package for the year.

A study of the bridge situated near the old high school and Dodge Park conducted by the LJB Company revealed the walkway on either side of the bridge isn’t safe to pedestrians.

The bridge itself can still handle foot traffic, but has been closed to motorists for nearly a year. Council decided to close the bridge to through traffic last summer.

Permanent appropriations totaling about $2.02 million were approved. Council’s spending plan for this year is an increase of about $73,000 over the 2013 budget.

Council is currently working to procure three new commercial waste bins for the village. One would be located at the ballpark, another at the water plant and the other in the cemetery.

At its previous meeting, council approved a donation of a commercial waste bin to the ballpark for use during the summer ball season.

Police Chief Shane Oelker will be mailing notifications to property owners with residences and properties that need to be cleaned up as summer nears.