2017-09-13 / News

Bath Briefs

by Trish Rudder Vietnam memorial

Town of Bath Tree Board head Andy Swaim said the board met with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund representatives on August 23 and a presentation by them will be made to the town council on September 19.

Swaim said the council will hear the veterans and can make a decision whether to allow the proposed monument to be built on the Fairfax Green, the median strip on East Fairfax Street, where other memorials were built.

Sidewalk usage meeting set

A public “Sidewalk Usage” meeting will be held on Monday, September 25 at 6 p.m. at town hall.

Once the guidelines are finalized, a brochure is to be printed and delivered to businesses and residents that will cover all aspects of sidewalk usage to help clarify how the walkways are properly used, according to a draft brochure.

Crosswalks need markings

Unless a crosswalk in town is at a light, the crosswalks will no longer be highlighted with new paint, said business owner Trish Shunney, who learned that recently from a W.Va. DOH (Division of Highways) official.

Shunney asked the town council if the town could paint the crosswalks, but Merki said the town budget could not afford it.

Shunney said it is dangerous without the proper markings because drivers on U.S. 522 are not stopping for pedestrians in the crosswalks.

Town Recorder Susan Webster said there is less expensive crosswalk signage that is set off to the side rather than in the center of the crosswalk.

Merki asked Webster to find out more about the signage.

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