Crossing signs sought by Burlington man

Published 11:13 am Friday, October 11, 2013

Providing safety for those who travel in scooters for the disabled and golf carts was the focus of a request by a Burlington minister to the Lawrence County Commission.

Scott Mann of Burlington Wesleyan Church asked the commissioners at their regular meeting if they would put up pedestrian crossing signs on the west end of the Lowe’s parking lot.

“It is a safety issue,” Mann told the commissioners.

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The minister and Fayette Township Trustee Mike Finley said they would like to see the road by the Greenlawn Cemetery used as an access road to the shopping center.

“I’ve seen people in scooters come down the middle of (Burlington-Macedonia) road,” Finley said. “Traffic is backed up. It slows down traffic.”

The commissioners said they would refer the matter to the county engineer.

Commissioner Les Boggs reported that county residents have saved approximately $35,420 through the commissioners’ prescription drug program. Cards for the program that can be presented to a pharmacy are available at the commission office.

In other action the commission:

• Approved the appointment of Robert Payne to the county airport advisory board;

• Decreased the certification in the probate court’s computer fund by $40,000;

• Received a workers’ comp reimbursement for attendance to safety council meetings for $7,059.54;

• Approved the employment of Thomas Black, Leon Rutt and James Bond to the county’s EMS.