Travel restrictions coming after Labor Day weekend holiday
By MEGAN COOPER
Mt. Pleasant News
The holiday weekend allows construction crews to take a break, but on Tuesday, construction resumes.
There will be some travel restrictions starting after Labor Day, but roads will remain open with pilot cars being used during this work. Roadwork will begin on Iowa Avenue north of Mt. Pleasant; then proceed to 235th street (Business 34) west of Mt. Pleasant and then finish on to 260th Street (old Hwy 34) west of New London.
Weather permitting; construction will be completed by Oct. 1. Cessford Construction is the contractor for the asphalt project that will be taking place during this time.
Greg Moeller, board supervisor, met with his sub-committee, Healthy Henry County Communities and they discussed its budget. The committee has some money left under their Community Transformation Grant, which they will use to provide necessary safety improvements in the community. They have to spend this money by Sept. 29.
The committee also wants to do “a community health needs assessment in the fall of 2013,” said Moeller. This is something the committee does every three years.
The committee hopes to work with Mt. Pleasant’s superintendent, Mike Wells, in order to work this into the school day. Wells wants to involve people from different areas in order for each school district to do this community health needs assessment at the same time. “This is the plan as of now,” finished Moeller.
The committee will meet again soon to finalize plans and during that meeting they will review their six platforms/goals to “make sure everything is running smoothly,” said Moeller.
The board is still awaiting final approval on the solid waste site, which they have to know the final answer by Sept. 21. The board feels they won’t know much until that date.
The board of supervisors will meet again on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 9 a.m.