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Centralia aldermen apply for Hwy. 22 crossing grant

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:27 pm

Goal: increase pedestrian access to parks

The January 18 meeting of the Centralia board of aldermen, where they discussed items such as Hwy. 22 pedestrian crossing, the Centralia Police Department cadet program and the proposed city use tax, was held entirely online.

An email from Heather Russell, Centralia city administrator, said a COVID-19 related staff shortage at Centralia city hall necessitated the move to a virtual meeting. “We had some COVID in the office and we wanted to be safe,” Cox said. “That is why we are closing the office for the week.”

“We will be back to normal as soon as we can,” Centralia Mayor Chris Cox said.

Terri Motley – Ward 3, David Wilkins Ward – 1, Robert Hudson Ward 2, Chris Cox – mayor, Christina Stevens – Ward 1, Donnie Rodgers Ward 2 and Landon Magley Ward 3 attended via the internet.

Cox read an email from Linda Bormann criticizing a sidewalk project where a city sidewalk would cross Highway 22. The crossing would be between the Orshelns shopping center and the County Ambulance building’s driveway …

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.