London council OKs funds for beautification, repairs

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(Posted April 29, 2016)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

London city council recently approved funding for several beautification and repair projects.

Among them is installation of new picnic tables at Cowling Park on North Main Street and at Bicentennial Park at the corner of High and Walnut streets.

Mayor Patrick Closser said the wood tables at Cowling Park have suffered damage from vandalism over the years. The new tables are made of metal in a grate pattern.

Council set aside $6,000 from the city’s playground fund to purchase eight tables for Cowling Park and two tables for Bicentennial Park.

The city will spend up to $5,000 to fix a collapsed storm water main that has caused flooding issues on the Taco Bell lot on West High Street.

Council also set aside up to $9,000 from the Walnut Street Capital Improvement fund to repair the roof on the former primary school building at the Community Center complex.

In other news, the police department plans to start voluntary bicycle registra-tion in May. Anyone who owns a bicycle will be welcome to register the bike’s vehicle identification number with the police department at no charge. The program will increase the chances of lost or stolen bicycles being returned to their owners.

The next regular council meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. May 5 in council chambers, 6 E. Second St. The next safety committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 10 at the London Police Department, 10 E. First St. The next finance committee meeting is at 6 p.m. May 16 in council chambers.

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