POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant City Council has passed its “Play Streets” ordinance, which attempts to address safety concerns regarding children playing games or engaging in athletic activities near major routes in the city.
The ordinance reads as follows:
“No person shall use the public streets, highways, alleys, thoroughfares, roads or avenues of the Municipality for the purpose of engaging in or playing any games or athletic activities, unless all of the following exceptions apply: the person is 10 years of age or older or, if less than 10 years of age then accompanied by a responsible adult; said games or athletic activities are not engaged in or played on or within 50 feet from Viand Street, Route 2, Third and Sixth Streets East of Viand Street, Route 62, Jefferson Boulevard, Jefferson Avenue, Ohio River Road, or Jackson Avenue; all persons engaged in or playing games or athletic activities do not interfere with or, otherwise, yield to all oncoming vehicles so as to keep all persons on the streets and in vehicles safe; and all games or athletic activities cease at dark.”
Council had two readings of this ordinance and held a public hearing with on opposition.
In other news, council passed a motion to put a “light duty” work policy in place to define the term in regards to employees and their work duties when on “light duty.”
Council approved a one-time performance incentive for city employees based upon full-time and part-time employment status and how long the employee has been with the city. The amount of the incentive will vary by employee based on the aforementioned criteria but the total amount the city will be paying out for this one-time incentive during the payroll period will be $7,150. Employees were to receive their individual incentives Nov. 22. The incentives were for hourly employees, not for those in elected positions.
More on this week’s city council meeting in an upcoming edition.
Beth Sergent is editor of Ohio Valley Publishing.