Bath Town Council briefs

March 22, 2005|by TRISH RUDDER

Speed limit reduction ordinance to be read

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - An ordinance to reduce the speed limit on designated town streets from 25 mph to 15 mph will be introduced at the next Bath Town Council meeting on Wednesday, April 6.

Bath Police Chief Tony Lynch told the council members at Monday night's meeting that traffic has increased on the town's back streets, including Mercer, Green and Wilkes, and motorists are speeding.

Lynch said motorists use the back streets to avoid the traffic lights on U.S. 522, the main street through town. He said eight 15-mph signs are needed and would cost about $325. Bath Mayor Susan Webster said the council will focus on the problem areas first and buy signs as needed.

Council member Nancy Harvey, chairwoman of the ordinance committee, said the ordinance's first reading will be introduced at the next meeting. It takes two readings before the ordinance becomes law.

Bath schedules yard waste pickups

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Town of Bath will have free yard waste pickup on April 5 and 19 and May 3, Mayor Susan Webster said.

Only yard waste will be picked up, Webster said. No old car batteries, furniture, carpeting or paint will be collected. The cleanup is part of the statewide West Virginia - Make It Shine program. Webster said the town is getting ready for the tourist season.

Bath Town Council meetings scheduled

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Bath Town Council is scheduled to meet next month on Wednesday, April 6, and Tuesday, April 19.

The 5 p.m. meetings are held at the Town of Bath Municipal Center, 271 Wilkes St., Berkeley Springs.

The Town of Bath is the local government within Berkeley Springs.

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