October 30, 2014
After several months of planning, Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power will remove a utility pole starting Monday near the Montgomery County Courthouse.
The pole stands at the intersection of two alleyways. Crawfordsville’s Board of Public Works and Safety approved the closures of the alleyways on Wednesday to accommodate the removal process.
The alleyway from Market Street to the courthouse will be closed, as will the alleyway from the courthouse to Green Street. Both closures are effective Nov. 3-8.
“This has been a long time coming,” CEL&P Operations Manager Robert Stephens said. “We’ve been working in conjunction with the county and city for this project.”
Stephens will inform businesses in that area about the removal process.
County and city officials have discussed removing the utility pole for several months.
In addition, the board approved Darrell Hutson’s request to reserve two parking spots in front of Athens Art Gallery during Downtown Party Night. A food truck will be serving at the two spots.
In other business, the board approved the city’s 2015 Holiday schedule.
Street Commissioner Scott Hesler asked for the public’s patience as his department picks up leaves.
New Year’s Day Jan. 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 19
Good Friday April 3
Primary Election Day May 5
Memorial Day May 25
Independence Day July 3
Labor Day Sept. 7
Election Day Nov. 3
Veterans Day Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Day Nov. 26-27
Christmas Eve Dec. 24
Christmas Day Dec. 25
New Year’s Eve Dec. 31