City Council to vote on future road closures

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

December road closures are going to be voted on during the Charleston City Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Charleston City Hall, Tuesday.

The city council will be voting on potential street closures for the annual “Christmas in the heart of Charleston” and Eastern’s annual Holiday Hustle 5K.

The streets requested for closure for “Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” are sections of Monroe Avenue, Jackson Avenue, Sixth and Seventh Streets from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The proposal also states that the city hall parking lot will be closed from noon to 8 p.m.

“Christmas in the Heart of Charleston” is planned for Dec. 5., with the above street closures to be voted on by the city council.

Eastern’s Holiday Hustle 5K is scheduled for the morning of Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to the afternoon.

The roads requested for closure are parts of Seventh, Ninth, and Fourth Streets, and parts of Grant, Johnson, and Taft Avenues.

The streets that are requested to be closed, have had volunteers with stop signs at the busy intersections instead of completely closing down the streets for public use according to the street closure request submitted by Sydney Scamihorn.

City council will also be voting on a property to be to be annexed into the city limits.

A public hearing will be presented at 6:10 p.m. for the city council members so the annexation and petition for the annexation can be considered.

The property proposed for annexation is located east of highway 130, adjacent to the southeast portion of the city corporate limits.

The city council is planning to vote on whether or not to approve the adaptation of the debt policy.

The goal is to assist people who make decisions involving planning, issuing, and managing debt obligations, giving them directions on getting to the outcomes they desire, according to the policy.

The staff recommendation on the agenda is to approve of the debt policy and to waive the layover period.

A revised version of the Emergency Operations Plan is going to be voted on by the city council as well.

Deborah Muller, Charleston City Clerk, said the city has always had an Emergency Operations Plan and that the city council is voting to possibly adapt the newly revised plan.

As part of the consent agenda, the city council will be voting to recognize Oct. as “Bullying Prevention Month.”


Mackenzie Freund can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]