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August 13, 2013

Commissioners meet new APC Director

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“At the intersection of CR 250E and CR 450S there have only been two accidents in the past five years and both of those were reported since the U.S. 52 road project began earlier this summer,” Sitton said.

He continued by saying that the protocol on placement of four-way stop signage states that an intersection must have had at least five accidents during a 12 month period.

Acting on Sitton’s report and recommendation, the commissioners voted to not place new signage at the aforementioned locations.

In a final matter, Verlin Custer of Raleigh Fire Department, said that currently the rural fire department utilizes two ambulances, one which is 18 years old and a second that is 25 years old. One of the vehicles will be taken out of service in the near future for maintenance issues, he said, and the department will be unable to provide mutual aid for up to three weeks or until the ambulance is placed back in service.

“We will have one unit to respond to our area and that will be no problem. However we will be unable to provide mutual aid to other departments,” Custer said.

Custer also said it may be time to replace one of the vehicles and if so he may approach the county for acquiring a loan as a means to gain necessary funding.

Contact: frank.denzler@rushvillerepublican.com

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