LAPEL, IN - After a letter from a concerned citizen was read at the Town Meeting on February 16th the Town Council expressed their support for a four way stop at 10th and Woodward.
Visibility at that corner has been greatly reduced in recent years due to the addition of several vehicles that are parked close to the North and East sides of the junction.
Adding a four-way stop will improve road safety and allow the Police to enforce a 25ft set back from the junction.
The Town Council voted yes to the four way stop but will consult with the Police Department.
Also at the same Town Meeting the Lapel Town Council set a date for a Public Hearing for the Pleasantview Re-zone. The Public Hearing will be on Tuesday March 7th at 7pm at the Eagles.
They may also have the Weihe Construction Re-zone Hearing on March 7th (TBD) if Weihe files the paperwork.
The Town Council also discussed insurance options and decided to stay with Myers Insurance.
Paula Lee (Clerk/Treasurer) also informed the Town Council that twice this week a semi-truck exiting Owens-Illinois Brockway has turned down a street they were not supposed to be on and hit a power line ripping equipment off the side of a house and requiring Duke Energy to come out and fix it.
The Town Council discussed measures to slow vehicles down during Optimist Club Football season and wondered if having a reserve Police car parked in that area would help.
Gary Shuck (Planning President) expressed the Planning Commissions desire to start contacting property owners in Lapel with outbuildings that are in disrepair and have them fixed.
Bill Byer recommended that the Planning Board come up with a list that the code enforcement officer could review and then Town Hall could mail out letters for enforcement.