Anna Village Council discusses change in street direction

By Heather Willard -

ANNA — A potentially changing street layout brought several concerned citizens to Anna City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, May 23, where they discussed changing the alleyway near Second and Main streets into a two-way street.

The change was prompted by citizens who are building a new coffee bar, called the “Old Hardware.” Exiting the establishment will be difficult with the new street configuration, and the entrepreneurs would like to give their customers better access by letting them turn either way out of the property.

The ordinance will change the southern half of the alleyway in the block surrounded by Main, First, Second and North streets into a one-way southbound road. Instituting one-way traffic on the street will require the first forty feet of the north curb to be designated as no parking and a concrete flower pot will be moved. Several council members voiced their approval of the change, while others worried it might direct more traffic closer to the high school.

The change would affect the two families who live on the section of street, who have not yet been notified of the potential change. Administrator Wayne York and Police Chief Scott Evans will be taking care of that.

York spoke about sidewalk installation, a public hearing on June 5, and the June 17-18 Homecoming Festival.

The council also noted that the first round of property maintenance notices has gone out. There were only four this month, but they expect a dozen or more in June.

Evans was asked to start enforcing the swimming pool fence legislation as the temperatures rise and citizens begin to fill empty pools. Any full pool is required to have a fence surrounding it.

The next village of Anna council meeting will be June 13, at 7 p.m.

By Heather Willard

Reach the writer at 937-538-4825.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4825.