Council approves purchase of signs

Published 1:46 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New speed limit, town limit and jurisdiction signs will soon dot the streets of McKenzie.

The signs were requested by the McKenzie Police Department at the November town Council meeting Monday night.

The council approved the motion to purchase new signs from Tennesse-based G&S Signs.

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“On behalf of the police department, we would like to request that we get some new town limit signs put up at all of the roadways coming into and out of town at the appropriate places as well as jurisdiction signs because there is a lot of questions as to where our jurisdiction ends and where Georgiana starts,” police officer Mike McNeil said.

McNeil said speed limits signs are needed on North Garland coming into town and on  McKenzie Street.

“As you’re turning onto McKenzie Street out of town there is a sign but it’s covered by weeds and it appears to apparently have been vandalized,” McNeil said. “It’s in poor condition. In order to make sure we’re giving everyone that needs service the proper service and everyone have a fair opportunity to know what the speed limits are and if at all possible, we’d like to get those taken care of.”

In other business:

uThe Christmas Parade is Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. and the pavilion will be available Dec. 18 for Christmas caroling. All churches are invited.

uThe fire department is having a Boston Butts sale until Nov. 10. People can pick them up on the 19th. The butts are $25 each. Ask any fire member for a ticket.

uThe council discussed the growing stray cat and dog problem in McKenize and the problems with people leaving animals on the side of the road. However, due to a lack of funds, McKenzie is unable to enter into a contract with the Butler County Humane Society to have it pick up the animals and take them to a shelter.