HUBER HEIGHTS — Medical marijuana dominated the discussion at the Huber Heights City Council meeting Monday night, but council managed to see clearly enough to accomplish other business, as well.
Award winners for floats during the Star Spangled Parade were also announced by Cheryl Thomas of the Huber Heights Arts and Beautification Committee.
Amvets won the overall best float award, Double H Square Dance Club won the award for most creative float, and Wayne High School won the award for the most patriotic float.
Council authorized City Manager Rob Schommer to advertise for bids for improvements at the intersection of Old Troy Pike, Waynetown Boulevard and Merily Way.
Plans call for a second left-hand turn lane to be added from Waynetown to Old Troy Pike and for a pedestrian crosswalk on the south side of the intersection.
Also Monday night, council:
- Passed a resolution authorizing Schommer to solicit bids for installation of bus shelters at seven different locations. Cost of the project is not to exceed $100,000, with 80 percent of the cost to be covered by an RTA community grant program.
- Approved a resolution for the purchase of two parcels of land not to exceed $5,000. A 6.37-acre vacant plot is located by Bayview Court and Oakwood Lane; a 0.4 acre plot at the end of Wildview Drive will allow new sanitary pipe installation, which will make it possible to eliminate an existing pump station.
- Heard from resident Helen Dean, who asked council to consider crafting legislation that would allow legal use of golf carts on some Huber Heights streets.
- Received thanks from Pat Stevens of the Wayne Township-Huber Heights Historical Society for the city’s participation in a benefit softball game.
Council Member Janelle Smith asked council to consider a request from drone enthusiasts for a location where they can operate their drones. Council Member Judy Blankenship asked for council’s help in determining a way that the Boy Scouts can hold their annual popcorn sale without violating a city rule for solicitation, which requires one adult for every two children participating in door-to-door fundraising sales. Council Member Tyler Starline said he would have some suggestions by the next council work session.
Council’s next work session will be held Aug. 8. The next council meeting will be at 7 p.m., Aug. 14 in council chambers.
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