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First meeting held for public discussion on Buckeye one-way traffic and parking proposals

By Paula Scott

The Village of Ada Council held a special meeting of the whole at Community Health Profesionals on June 13 to give residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on proposals to improve safety at the intersection of Main St. and Buckeye Ave. 

Council is considering whether to turn the two blocks of Buckeye adjacent to Main into a one-way eastbound street and whether to create angle parking on the south side of Buckeye. Additional meetings on this subject are anticipated.

Public Meeting to be held June 13 on 1-way Buckeye Ave. proposal

By Paula Scott

From 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 at Community Health Professionals Building, 1200 S. Main St., the Village of Ada will hold a special council and public meeting to discuss proposed safety improvements for the intersection of Buckeye Ave. and Main Street.

The proposal includes designating and posting signs for one-way traffic on Buckeye Ave. in a two-block area traveling east from Gilbert St. to Johnson St.  and creating angle parking. This meeting will be held for the purpose of discussion and receiving public input. The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.

The meeting will include information from the Ada Police Department, traffic study information from Choice One Engineering and estimated cost for the project. Preliminary information shows that there are 32 conflict points that create frequent difficulties for drivers and pedestrians at this location. Crash information has not been cited as the motivating factor in this proposal.

An Ohio Department of Public Safety crash report search below shows the following accidents in Ada from June 2022-May 2023.

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Summary of June 6 Ada Council Meeting

By Paula Scott

The Ada Council, with members Sean Beck and Sheila Coressel absent, had a quorum and proceeded with village business including payment of bills, staffing for the municipal pool and a motion needed to submit the Neighborhood Improvement grant application.

Mayor Dave Retterer conducted the meeting with Michele Brunk calling the roll; councilors present were Jason Campbell, Linda Mason, Jeff Oestreich and Bob Simmons.

Summary of May 25 School Board meeting

By Paula Scott

On May 25, the last day of the 2022-2023 School year, a slightly abbreviated Ada School Board—minus member Amy Mullins—held a regular meeting at the Board Chambers. (Meeting packet.)

After a brief executive session to consider employment, the board heard from two Ada High School Students who presented ideas for the 2023-2024 school year.

Ada-Liberty Park Board meeting rescheduled for June 5

The Liberty Township Park Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 5, rather than on the usual third Monday of the month, due to scheduling conflicts.

The public meeting is held at 600 S Simon St, Ada.


Summary of May 16 Village Council meeting

By Paula Scott

The Village of Ada council held a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 16. Council meetings are chaired by Mayor David Retterer who presented minutes from prior meeting and four claims registers, which were approved unanimously.

In addition to two reporters, there was one guest at the meeting. No one came forward during the public comments item.

Retterer updated the council on the “wonderful” groundbreaking event earlier in the day to celebrate construction of a new Wilson Football Factory. He presented a construction helmet with a big red Wilson W that will be inscribed with details from the day as a memento. 

Council unanimously approved an Enterprise Zone agreement between the Hardin Council Board of Commissioners and Wilson Football Factory, by emergency. This document is included in the 33-page meeting packet, available on the Village of Ada website HERE.

Councilor Bob Simmons reported on an ad hoc group that is looking at Christmas decorations for downtown Main Street. Samples will be displayed at the Harvest & Herb festival for community feedback.