By MARK TODD
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.
- 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