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Ripley Council to make Easton Alley one way

By Martha Jacob –

Ripley Village Council met Oct. 25 and heard from resident Ben Pedigo regarding vandalism and speeding on Easton Alley.
Pedigo requested placing speed bumps in the alley, but was told that would not happen because of the liability for the village. It would be too expensive and would hinder snow plows which could be expensive to replace.
Councilwoman Nowana Bingaman suggested making the alley one-way, which would probably slow traffic down. All of council agreed that would probably solve the problem. Letters will now be sent out to everyone involved with or is located near Easton Alley.
The one-way would only be for one block, from Main Street to Market Street.
“Years ago in 1915 or 1916 that alley is where the old Ohio River & Columbus Railroad site was located but went out of business,” said Pete Renshaw, village administrator. “It was just behind Parker House, running parallel to Front Street.”
Resident Judith Gray also approached council about the lack of mowing next door to her home. Several other community complained again about the trash and debris in the village which they feel should be cleaned up.
According to Renshaw, some of the issues can not be addressed by council since there is no zoning in the village and many of the areas are on private property. Renshaw added that the village has done a lot of things already to clean up certain areas, but nothing could be done on private property.
Other discussions included purchasing new flower pots for the downtown area. Council said the issue would be discussed again next spring. Everyone agreed the pots were beautiful and quite an asset to the village.
Renshaw said even though the owners of certain buildings, that needed sidewalks replaced, could not be located, plans are,  the city will begin fixing old sidewalks next year, regardless. Costs will be added to property taxes of the owners.
Ripley Fire Chief Tony Pfeffer addressed council to discuss major reasons why it is important that the 2 mill fire levy which will be on the Nov. ballot needs to pass.
“This levy, if it passes, will be used for the replacement of four pieces of aging apparatus,” Chief Pfeffer said. “That includes a 1976 ladder truck, a 1979 mini-pumper and a 1981 hose tender pumper.
“The levy will allow us to purchase a traditional fire engine and a First Response unit.”
The 2 mill levy will cost the owner of a $70,000 property, about $49 per year.
The next Ripley Council meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 8.

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