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Council OKs fix for access to park

May 20, 2014

The Wapakoneta City Council’s Parks and Recreations Committee recommended, and council approved, the painting of yellow lines at the points indicated on Wentz Street, left, and Rauthland Avenue to delineate no parking areas. Driveways are marked in red. Drawing is not to scale (Graphic provided).

City Council approved a measure that would lead to the reopening of the pedestrian access gates to Veteran’s Park at the ends of South Wentz Street and South Rauthland Avenue.

Residents of those streets petitioned council May 5, saying having the gates closed posed a safety hazard for their children.

Paul Rogers, spokesman for the group, said at that meeting that having children go through the South Wagner Avenue entrance is dangerous due to the heavy traffic.

Rogers also said there is concern for a renewed problem with parking, especially with vehicles blocking driveways,  should the gates be reopened, but feel appropriate signage and enforcement should alleviate that issue. 

Subsequently, residents agreed to attend a meeting of council’s Parks and Recreation Committee at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, to discuss the issue in detail.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, May 20 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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