Waynesboro Commission Hears Reports of Clogged Ditches and Tiles

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   The Waynesboro City Commission met in regular session on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at City Hall in Waynesboro. Commissioners in attendance were Mayor Jeff Howell, Vice Mayor Commissioner Chris Bevis, Commissioner Jeff Davis, and Commissioner Tony Creasy. City Manager John Hickman, City Attorney Josh Polk, and City Recorder Paige Jackson were in attendance as well. Vice Mayor Charlie Mosley was absent.

   Mayor Howell called the meeting to order, and Commissioner Creasy offered the invocation.

   Commissioner Davis made a motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. Commissioner Creasy seconded the motion, and the minutes were approved.

   City Manager Hickman distributed cash collateral statements and investment earning statements to the commissioners for their review. He also told the commission that there will be a public meeting at 5:00 p.m. on February 24 prior to the regular meeting to discuss the USDA emergency communications vehicle grant.

   With no items of new business on the agenda, the meeting went directly to open items. Commissioner Davis said that obviously due to the recent heavy rains and flash flooding, there are several ditches and tiles that are clogged. City Manager Hickman said that dragging and cleaning of ditches is usually done later in the spring.

   Commissioner Creasy said that a tile on Clifton Turnpike has been reported as completely full of gravel. He also said that a resident has requested for a streetlight to be installed on Gallian Circle.

   Commissioner Creasy then brought up the issue of drivers running off the road and knocking down road signs near Tennier Industries on the Highway 64 Bypass. The commissioners agreed that visibility is poor in that spot in the nighttime, especially when it is raining.

   Mayor Howell mentioned an area on Hurricane Creek Road where park of the guardrail is missing. Commissioner Bevis said that he thought the guardrail had been damaged quite awhile back when someone hit it.

   Commissioner Creasy said that he had noticed where a sheet of plywood had been nailed onto a piece of the older playground equipment at City Park. He asked if it would be possible for new boards to be put on the equipment sometime in the future.

   Commissioner Bevis inquired about the low manhole cover near Bundrant’s Service Station on Dexter Woods Memorial Boulevard. City Manager Hickman explained that it is actually a drain and cannot be raised, along with the one a little farther down at People’s Bank.

   With no further business to come before the commission, Commissioner Creasy made a motion to adjourn. Commissioner Bevis seconded the motion, and the meeting was adjourned.