Layout work to begin on Bostwick parking lot
By Kathryn Schiliro
The Bostwick City Council voted unanimously to begin layout of the parking lot that is now in the location of what was the community center.
The lot will have 56 90-degree parking spaces – though that number may decrease depending on the number of handicap spots that are put in – and in the immediate future will see wheel stops installed for a total of $2,800.
Striping of the parking lot can't be completed until summer's end as the milling – the ground asphalt the lot is made of – needs to be packed down simply by cars driving on it.
Further, trees are going to be planted near the back side of the parking lot.
In other news:
• The council voted unanimously to install a solar-powered speed limit sign on Apalachee Road, provided the cost of the sign was comparable to the cost of a speed bump.
The council did budget for speed bumps, but agreed these signs – the speed limit is posted above a digital readout that tells the driver how fast he/she is going; the sign is solar-powered – might do a better job of slowing down drivers. Another advantage, the signs can be moved around while speed bumps cannot be moved.
• The city is holding off voting on the cemetery project until another bid is received.
The cemetery was last mapped in 1981. There was some discussion among council members as to whether the graves would be pinned or individual lots.
Printed in the March 14, 2013 edition