2012-06-20 / Front Page

Spencer Council Approves New Loading Zone On S. Main Street

Board Will Recognize Town Employees With 30 Years Of Service
by Michael Stanley
Staff Writer

Owen County Preservations President Deb Jordan presents a sign commemorating the restoration of the Tivoli Theatre to be signed by the Spencer Town Council. (Staff Photo) Owen County Preservations President Deb Jordan presents a sign commemorating the restoration of the Tivoli Theatre to be signed by the Spencer Town Council. (Staff Photo) A new loading zone will be designated on South Main Street in Spencer where a parking space is already dedicated to loading and unloading for JulieBobs. The Spencer Town Council voted 2-0 on Monday evening to dedicate a space just north of the current space as a loading zone for Cars-R-Us, owned by Steven Toth.

Councilman Jon Stantz was in attendance for the first 30 minutes of the meeting before excusing himself due to an urgent personal matter.

Stantz was in attendance to hear a previously tabled request from Tom and Valarie Gillaspy regarding a petition to vacate an alleyway. The council voted 2-1 to deny the request, with councilman Dean Bruce voting against the denial. Stantz and councilwoman Cynthia Hyde both voted in favor of denying the request

In additional public issues, the council heard from Owen County Preservations President Deb Jordan who spoke about a $2,642 building permit recently obtained to conduct work on the Tivoli Theatre building. Jordan also directed the board members and each person in attendance to place their signatures on a commemorative sign for the Tivoli.

Jordan also requested the council to allow OCP to hold the first annual River Front Festival on August 25-26, and also to obtain required gaming permits to conduct a plastic duck race. The council voted 2-0 in favor of the requests.

In department updates, Spencer Town Marshal Richard Foutch informed the council of a planned Drug Take-Back Day, set for 10 :00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 29 at the SPD.

Foutch also requested the council allow the SPD to purchase t-shirts to wear for patrol during the upcoming Owen County Fair. The council voted 2-0 to approve the request.

Spencer Street Department Superintendent Larry Parrish later informed the council that one tree has been removed from a vacant property at the corner of Clay and Main streets and that two more trees are to be removed in coming days. Parrish also said his department will soon install a new fire hydrant in Cooper Commons.

Lastly, Parrish said two trees elsewhere in Spencer are in need of being removed, one on Fletcher Avenue and a second on Hillside Avenue.

In sewer department business, Spencer Waste Water Treatment Plant Superintendent Shelley Edwards explained a recent $811 repair to sewer lines in Garden Park.

Concerning the Owen Valley Fire Territory Board, the council noted the recent resignation of board president Dale Bush. The council will await a replacement recommendation from the fire territory board.

Lastly, the council scheduled a July 16th recognition of four town employees with 30 years of service to the Town of Spencer. The council will host a celebration on July 16th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Spencer Municipal Building to honor Larry Parrish, Roger Freeman, Shelley Edwards and Marsha Livingston.

The Spencer Town Council will meet again on Monday, July 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Spencer Municipal Building, located at 90 North West Street.

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