City council planning summer recess

| August 9, 2016

COSHOCTON – Coshocton City Council had a light agenda at its Aug. 8 meeting before taking off for summer recess.

Service Director Jerry Stenner said there has been a request from the public for a four way stop either at the 14th Street entrance to the Coshocton City Schools’ campus or at the intersection of Fairy Falls Dr. and 14th Street.

Councilman Roger Moore questioned if the change would just cause more confusion and if anyone had contacted school officials to get their opinion on the idea.

Councilman Cliff Biggers asked the safety committee to look into the issue and get the input of school officials and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office.

Stenner also shared that the Otsego Avenue paving project will begin soon.

“They have until Oct. 12, but I believe it will be done before that, basically during the month of September,” said Stenner.

Special guests at the meeting were Cathy Hudson and Angie Taylor from Health Services & Hospice of Coshocton, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Taylor has been with the organization for almost 20 years and is now the director.

“I started as an on call nurse, but my passion has always been hospice,” she said. “Barb Emmons (who founded the organization) was a mentor of mine and I feel we are back to where we were when under her leadership.”

Hudson, who has been with Health Services & Hospice for more than 20 years, said they took their first hospice patient in 1986 and since then have added more and more services.

“I feel very strongly that we are going to be here another 30 years,” she said. “We are honored to serve the community and feel it is our responsibility to do so.”

Before closing the meeting council suspended its rules and gave three readings to ordinance 30-16 that annexes 0.3469 acres of real property owned by Steven L. Hitchens into the City of Coshocton.

The ordinance unanimously passed and council adjourned until Tuesday, Sept. 6 for its next scheduled committee meeting.

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