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Ada council won't restrict businesses from placing items on Main Street sidewalks

By Monty Siekerman
Ada village council finally laid to rest the discussion about the use of sidewalks on a regular basis by store owners displaying merchandise and signs.

At Tuesday's meeting, council members voted unanimously not to restrict business owners.

However, a proposal may be made in the future to restrict businesses, which may want to sell alcoholic beverages to patrons seated in a roped off area of the sidewalk.

Special council meeting May 12

David Retterer, Ada mayor, has called a special council meeting for Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The purpose of the meeting is to enter into executive session to discuss terms of employment and union negotiations. 

The Streets Committee is scheduled to begin following the conclusion of the meeting.



Ada council meeting moved to depot

The Ada village council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. will be held in the Ada Depot located at 112 Central Ave., according to Angela Polacheck, village administrative assistant.


Council street committee discussion: Eat, drink, sell goods on downtown sidewalks?

The street committee of village council met Tuesday evening to discuss sidewalk use. 

Can a business put signs or merchandise on the sidewalk? What about tables and chairs in front of a restaurant? Can a business that sells alcoholic beverages serve customers while sitting in a cafe-style seating arrangement on the sidewalk?

Issues of safety, liability, and freedom to do business were discussed.

Some committee members, the mayor, other village officials, and members of the public had differing views.

Special council meeting March 24

Ada Mayor David Retterer has called a special council meeting for Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of considering and discussion of the ODOT summer salt program.  Buildings and Grounds and Streets Committees' meetings will convene immediately following the Special Council meeting.


$1.3 million Klingler Road improvement project goes to Bluffton Paving Co.

By Monty Siekerman
The Bluffton Paving Co., bid of $1.3 million for the Klingler Road improvement project was accepted by Ada village council Tuesday night. The Bluffton firm was the lowest of eight bids.

The road improvement will extend from the railroad tracks south to Lima Avenue, about half a mile in length. The old surface will be taken up and the new road will be wider, going from the present 19 foot width to 28 feet.

The project calls for curbing and storm sewer modifications, including a retention basin.
A sidewalk will be installed on the west side for the entire length of the new roadway. Lighting will be added, as well.