ATKINSON – The village board agreed that "safety is the priority" at the Veterans Park school bus stop, after two residents expressed concern about the safety of elementary-aged students.|
"There is lack of structure with the loading and unloading process when the kids are getting on the bus and again when they get off in the afternoon," Mayor August Junior said at Monday's board meeting. "We have cars going every which way during those times."
It was suggested that cars line up along the side of the park rather than across the street, which would eliminate children having to cross the street.
It was agreed that a trustee will contact the Geneseo School District to ask that an attendant be on hand to supervise traffic and ensure children are safe when getting on and off buses.
In other business, the board:
- Heard from Trustee Ken Taber that the village can request - through a state grant - that village traffic signs be replaced. The board decided to create a list of new signs needed and submit it to the state.
-Learned that 12 people have applied for the supervisor position at the Atkinson Landfill, and some will be interviewed in the next two weeks.
-Noted that trick-or-treat hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31.
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