By MARK TODD



Staff Writer

mtodd@starbeacon.com



CONNEAUT - - Two weekend activities received official blessing from Conneaut's City Council at Tuesday's special meeting.

Members unanimously approved legislation that closes Naylor Boulevard between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Saturday for a D-Day Conneaut parade. At the same meeting, council agreed to close Madison Street from Buffalo Street to the McDonald's Restaurant driveway, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday, for a First United Methodist Church Rally Day.

Any event that affects traffic on city streets requires a special event permit approved by council.

The D-Day procession is new to the annual event held at Conneaut Township Park. Re-enactors portraying Allied soldiers will march from the park to the public boat-launching ramps a short distance away to board Navy landing craft for a re-creation of the famed invasion. The battle, to be staged at the Township Park Beach, begins at 2 p.m.

In other business, council agreed to rewrite the Conneaut Cable Advisory Board regulations, allowing out-of-town residents to serve on the panel. Another change would eliminate one of two council appointments to the board, freeing space for another citizen volunteer.

ALSO, COUNCIL:



- Approved an agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway to slip a city waterline beneath NS tracks on Parrish Road, a project related to the railroad bridge now under construction; and

- Authorized City Manager Douglas Lewis to seek bids for road salt to be used by the Public Works Department this winter.

A special meeting was needed because not enough council members attended Monday's regular meeting to rescind a three-reading rule for new legislation.

Star Beacon Print Edition: 9/14/2006

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