Outer road plans progressing along U.S. 61 in Palmyra

Posted: Dec. 21, 2018 4:12 pm

Palmyra City Council members and city officials discussed the next steps for an outer road from overpass to overpass on the east side of U.S. 61 during their regular meeting Thursday, Dec. 20.

Mayor Loren Graham reported that Marion County Commissioners were moving ahead with a new outer road, and he would attend their January meeting to discuss working with them on the project. Butch's Sports World will provide Palmyra City Council members with proofs of a potential bicentennial gun for display in city hall. Board of Public Works Superintendent Brent Abell shared reports about including the status of a pre-treatment program, battery and relay upgrades for the electrical substation, removal of old utility poles during electrical upgrade work, and adding two lights to the "Palmyra" arrow sign.

In other business:

  • Council member Ken Sheputis thanked members of the street department for helping city hall install new shelves and move records above the former police station. Demolition work will soon begin in the former station to open up the space and allow for future uses.

  • City Clerk Deena Parsons reminded council members that the Chamber of Commerce banquet was set for Saturday, Jan. 12, and tickets are available at city hall.

  • Graham said the next council meetings were set for Thursday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 24.

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