Missing signs cause concern in Goshen

Published 6:49 pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Goshen Town Councilman Darren Jordan has had several people come to him with one complaint. None were residents of Goshen and all had had trouble finding their way around the small town because of missing or dilapidated street signs.
At Tuesday’s meeting, Jordan said he’d like to see the council address the problem.
“It’s a double-edge sword because if you go ahead and buy new (signs), somebody will steal them. But, do you risk someone’s life because an ambulance can’t find them?” asked Jordan, who is also a firefighter with the City of Troy.
Council members listed a number of streets without readable street signs. Some signs are faded; others are missing.
Jordan asked city clerk Traci Shaver to look into what each sign would cost to replace. He suggested the council consider replacing a few at a time. “It’s just something that concerns me,” he said.
In other business on Tuesday, council members considered a request from representatives of Mosely Industrial Supply to rent additional storage space from the town of Goshen. The company’s office is located on Oak Street and the business currently rents storage space in the former fire department on Eagle Circle. Company representatives asked if they could use the town’s storage container located on that property, near the water tower.
Council members said they were not fully aware of the contents of the storage container and therefore could not agree to lease it to the company.
However, company officials also asked for permission to add their own storage shed within the gated area of the property.
“If it’s their building and they take care of it, I don’t see a problem with it,” said Mayor Jack Waller.
The council also discussed attending the annual Troy Pike County Chamber banquet, scheduled at 11:45 a.m. June 26 at the Troy Country Club. Waller will give a three-minute speech at the event.
Goshen Basketball Coach Johnny Mitchell requested funds to send the team to a basketball camp in Auburn. The council awarded him $1,000.
The council reviewed street and utility work underway. Six fire hydrants have been repaired. Waller said many were hard to turn over because they had been stripped. Taylor Street is being repaved and Eagle Circle has three or four areas in repair. “We hope to finish it sometime in June,” Waller said.
Goshen received a request for speed bumps on Gray Street. Residents want to slow down large trucks delivering to a nearby mill because kids are playing in the area.
The council tabled the discussion until next month’s meeting. In the meantime, Waller said he would contact the mill’s owner and ask him to slow down the trucks.
The next council meeting will be held July 15 at 6 p.m.

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