Jacksonville council addresses streetlights, farmer’s market
by Katie Turpen
Star Staff Writer
May 08, 2013 | 4544 views |  0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement to update city traffic lights and voted to amend the schedule for the local farmer’s market.

Traffic signals between George Douthit Drive and Alabama 204 are set to be a part of a $1.9 million repair project.

According to city officials, the updates are expected to alleviate high maintenance and energy costs and help keep traffic flowing smoothly.

The design and engineering plans for the project are currently in the development stage.

“The engineers have been working on the plans for about a month.” Mayor Johnny Smith said. “We don’t have an estimated timeline at the moment.”

The council also changed the closing time of the Jacksonville Farmer’s Market, which will run every Monday from June 3 to Aug. 12. The market will now close at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.

The council also addressed the following items:

[bullet] Considered action to enter a contract for cooperative purchasing with Houston-Galveston Area Council

[bullet] Reschedule the next council meeting and work session from May 27 to May 23 due to Memorial Day

[bullet] Reappointed Penn Wilson and Richard Turner to the Jacksonville Planning Commission

Council members present at Tuesday’s special called meeting, held at the Jacksonville Community Center, included Mark Jones, Jerry Parris and Mayor Johnny Smith.

Staff Writer Katie Turpen: 256-235-3548. On Twitter @KTurpen_Star.

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