Talk of the clean up following the June 29th wind storm topped the discussion at Bellefontaine City Council Tuesday.
Service-Safety Director Jim Holycross said that the administration conscripted people "out of just about every division in the city" for the work, and praised the efforts of both the city workers and residents who assisted with the clean up.
He reported that over 700 man-hours have been put in by city workers, which doesn't count the hundreds of other man-hours chipped in by crews from Champaign and Shelby counties and residents who helped clear the streets.
So much debris has been collected, Holycross went on, that the collection site on West Columbus Avenue has been closed to further drop offs. The collection at the other city sites at Fred Carter Park and on South Troy Road remain open. (Below right: The debris collection site on W. Columbus Ave.)
Jim Holycross comments on the continuing clean up
Dayton Power and Light representative Bill Kelly told the council that the wind storm was the biggest in the amount of damage and power outages since the ice storm seven years ago.
The only ordinance that was up for a third reading Tuesday was tabled until the next meeting at the request of SSD Holycross so some of the language could be tweaked prior to passage.
Council did, however, pass a resolution which will allow the Logan County Common Pleas Court to conduct jury trials in the council chambers until the repairs are made to the Courthouse and the court can move back to its regular offices.
Councilman Dave Haw and Councilwoman Deb Baker were excused from the meeting,
The next scheduled meeting for the Bellefontaine City Council is Tuesday, July 24th at 7:30 p.m.