Members of the Grove City Council will vote during this week on a resolution earmarked for improvements to one of the city’s most dangerous intersections which is located near Grove High School.
The meeting will take place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Grove Community Center, Room 5.
The intersection of State Highway 10 and Ford Road has been the site of several accidents, including some fatal car wrecks.
The resolution authorizes the submittal of a proposal and grant application to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration for Infrastructure improvements along State Highway 10.
The $3.8 million project will install a traffic signal at the intersection of Ford Road, widen State Highway 10 at the site, add a turning lane and obtain additional rights-of-way for future expansion, according to city documents.
Other projected construction will widen entrances with adequate turning radius into the Grove Industrial Park.
This isn’t the first time this intersection has been brought to the city council’s attention.
Following a Sept. 26, 2003 car accident that eventually took the life of a Grove High School student, Amber Beamer, several Grove High School students, teachers and parents have repeatedly asked the city leaders to install a traffic light at the Ford Road intersection.
Beamer, 17, died two days after her car was struck as she pulled out from the intersection.
In other business, the council will also vote to approve a Regional Economic Area Plan Grant Application through Grand Gateway.
The $47,000 grant is to assist with the cost of renovating the fire station located on O’Daniel Parkway, according to city documents.
City documents outline the renovation to include removing the replacing the existing metal and insulation from the exterior of the building including the roof and adding a new walk-thru doors and exterior lighting.
The cost of the project is $57,000. The fire department’s capital budget has $20,000 earmarked for improvements, city documents show.
An Engineering Services Agreement with Poe and Associates for the Annual Street Repair Program will be voted on by the council.
Also, the council will vote whether to amend the city’s Medical Marijuana ordinance as related to the permitted use table in connection with dispensaries and growing facilities. The purpose of the amended ordinance is to have the zoning regulations line up with the zoning references as outlined in the original ordinance, which was passed at the Sept. 4 meeting.
The amended ordinance was tabled at the Sept. 18 meeting so language in the ordinance could be clarified.
The council will vote to approve a change order for the Grove Regional Airport Taxilane Extension Project and amending the 2018-2019 City Capital fund budget.