Williamstown City Council discusses new traffic measures

Williamstown City Councilmemembers Barbara Lewis, from left, Jim Stage and Martin Seufer held Tuesday’s city council meeting at the Tomlinson Park Pavilion. (Photo by Jenna Pierson)

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williamstown City Council met briefly Tuesday evening to discuss traffic concerns and receive an update from law enforcement.

Councilmember Jim Parker, City Attorney Blaine Myers and Williamstown Mayor Paul Jordan were absent from the meeting.

Williamstown Police Chief Shawn Graham attended the meeting to speak about traffic patterns near Williamstown Elementary School, which began the new school year on Sept. 8. The city has added three stop signs to help improve road safety. One stop sign is at Caroline Avenue and Fifth Street, another at Caroline Avenue and Sixth Street and one at Cherry Avenue and Sixth Street, according to Graham.

“I also know there’s probably a lot of questions about why there isn’t a flashing sign at the new elementary school … the (Wood County) Board of Education is responsible for that and they are handling it,” he said.

The newly opened school has approximately 511 students and ensuring their safety in and around the building is top priority, according to Graham.

Council voted unanimously to approve a second motion to direct Myers to handle ordinances for these new signs.

Council’s next meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6.


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