At their meeting Tuesday night, the Chariton City Council approved an ordinance to put two permanent STOP signs up at 1801 Osceola Ave. in Chariton.

Initially, the council passed the first reading for the ordinance, which was drawn up by Chariton City Attorney Verle Norris. Following this, the council approved to waive the rules and to pass the ordinance on the first reading.

Along with approving the ordinance, the council approved a motion to contact Hy-Vee management and to have them educate their employees to cross the street in one direct area in the crosswalk rather than anywhere in the drive.

At their last meeting, the council decided to have two permanent STOP signs put up on both sides of the crosswalk at 1801 Osceola Ave. The city has discussed this previously with Hy-Vee and Hy-Vee agreed with having these put up to better protect their employees in a high traffic area that has many pedestrians walking across Osceola Avenue to get to and from the Hy-Vee Distribution Center.

(Read the rest of the story in the Chariton Herald-Patriot Sept. 5, 2019 edition)

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