Vevay Town Council handles procedure business in meeting

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With no pressing issues facing them, the Vevay Town Council handled a variety of procedural items at its meeting on Monday evening. All members were present, and several matters were handled in short order.

— Local attorney Ron Hocker spoke to the council about a request by Casey and Mary Ann Jones to rezone their property from residential to commercial.

The Jones’ own a home located at 722 East Main Street, and have asked for the rezoning in order to locate a beauty shop at that location.

The home sits on the north side of East Main Street, and the back yard faces Randall Avenue, and the beauty shop will be located there.

Councilman Jamie Hayes noted that he had heard a comment from one person who was against the rezoning, but did not see a problem with it.

Pete Furnish moved to approve the change, and all were in favor.

— Utilities superintendent Terry Brindley told the town council that Mike Meyer from SIECO would be in town yesterday (Wednesday) to get more information for specifications on the sewer line replacement project on the east end of town.

— Brittan Stafford from Safe Passage was at Monday’s meeting to ask the town council to financially support the organization. Jamie Hayes moved to donate $5,000 for the program, and this was approved by all members of the council.

— The town council asked town marshal Brian Morton to cite the property at 601 West Main Street for being in violation of town ordinance.

— Town marshal Brian Morton discussed the parking situation on Main Street at the corner of Walnut Street. He said that it is difficult to see oncoming traffic when bigger vehicles are parked there. The suggestion was made to place signage at the corner designating parking for compact cars only in the first three spaces.

The council gave Officer Morton approval to try this on a trial basis.

— Utility worker Bob Hensley informed the town council that the new culvert on Main Cross Street has been installed.

— Councilman Jamie Hayes said that he has spoken to Rick Daugherty about the vacancy on the Vevay Park Board.

— The town council made a request of Terry Brindley to get a quote for drainage on Ferry Street below Market Street running east and west.

— The next meeting of the Vevay Town Council will be on Monday evening, July 11th. The meeting will be held at Vevay Town Hall, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. All residents are invited to attend.