City council discusses honorary street naming

| June 10, 2015

COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Council is in the process of looking into setting up procedures for honorary street naming.

Councilman Glenn Mishler reported at the June 8 meeting that he did some research on the topic and was able to discover how Seven Hills, Ohio went about the process.

“It looks like the city takes no responsibility for making, mounting or maintaining the signs,” he said.

From what Mishler discovered, the costs are handled by the group doing the honoring and the city just sets up how requests for this will be done and the standards for the signs.

Council hopes to get the details quickly ironed out so it can help Coshocton High School place an honorary sign near its football field on Water Street. The school would like to have a sign up honoring former coach Sky Wharton before the 2015 season starts.

During the meeting, Service Director Jerry Stenner reported that Verizon has its temporary cell phone tower in place behind the old National Guard Armory on Otsego Avenue and hasn’t heard any complaints from residents in the area.

Stenner also reported that guardrails are being replaced on Otsego Avenue and projects are being completed to improve drainage on the street.

“We have to do all this regardless of when we get our money next year from Washington for repaving it,” he said.

The meeting ended with council members agreeing to President Cliff Biggers request to name Brad Fuller council chaplain.

“He typically does our invocations and I think he does a fine job with them,” Biggers said.

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