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Council hears concern over street

January 24, 2014
By MOLLIE WARNER - Staff Writer , Times Leader

CADIZ Grant Street was a topic of discussion at Thursday's village council meeting. Cadiz resident Art Mattern informed council that the road is in poor condition, and suggested that it needs to be resurfaced.

"They've done a good job patching it, but that patching doesn't last," he said. He also mentioned that the street is highly trafficked for its accessibility to Sally Buffalo Park, Industrial Park Road (where the MarkWest Energy facility and the Mine Safety Training Center are located), the county fairgrounds, a housing development, and Rt. 9.

"It seems to me, as a village, we're going to have pretty good income off that area. If we're going to be a growing community and we want people to come back, we can't have them coming onto our bumpy road," Mattern said.

Street department superintendent Larry Ludwig assured Mattern and council that Grant Street will be addressed, but patching is necessary to get through the winter season until a more permanent solution can be broached. Mattern thanked him for the work the department does to maintain the street.

Council then went into executive session for approximately 35 minutes to discuss litigation. No action was taken.

Harrison Development, LLC may possibly approach the village regarding tax-increment financing (TIF) funds to be reimbursed for the construction of public infrastructure. The company is seeking to develop a hotel, and part of the property is in a TIF area. Solicitor Costa Mastros advised council to invite representatives for Harrison Development to the next meeting.

The next council meeting will be Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

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