Greenville City Council OKs next step toward triathlon


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 11:17 am on Wednesday, February 06, 2013

GREENVILLE — In preparation for the June 1 Tri Greenville triathlon, the City Council approved certain street closures and temporary no-parking areas for the day of the event.

During its meeting on Tuesday, the council reviewed plans by the triathlon’s committee to ensure safety for participants and volunteers during the triathlon on June 1.

Roads to be closed from noon on May 31 until 3 p.m. on June I will be W. Baldwin Lake Dr. from Mills Park to the west city limits.

Roads to be closed from 5  a.m. until 1 p.m. on June 1 include the following:

• W. Baldwin Lake Dr. from Marvel to Mills Park.

• E. Baldwin Lake Dr. from Marvel to the west city limits.

• Mills Park from Pine to W. Baldwin Lake Drive.

• Marvel from south to west  Baldwin Lake Drive.

• Baldwin from south to Merritt Drive.

• Manoka Lake Blvd., from Merritt to E. Baldwin Lake Drive.

• Merritt from Baldwin to Forest Home Cemetery.

• Como Lake from E. Baldwin Lake Drive to the south end.

Also, so bicyclists do not have to maneuver around parked cars, no-parking signs will be placed on both sides of South Street and from Marvel to Lafayette streets

City Manager George Bosanic said there are designated areas for participants and watchers to park, which is in a grassy area.

If the weather causes muddy parking, Bosanic said parking in the street will be opened up.

“We don’t want other people parking there in case we need (the streets for parking),” Bosanic said.

In the event cars would have to park on the street, the council also approved to have one-way signs placed on the following streets:

• Marvel from Judd to South.

• Maplewood from the southernmost Meijer driveway to Meijer Drive.

• Meijer Drive from the easternmost Meadow Ridge Apartments driveway to Maplewood.

Mayor Pro Tem Frances Schuleit asked about the residents living in the areas of the blocked roads, noting shuttles will be provided.

“…There is always someone that needs to get out,” she said, asking how that situation will be handled.

Bosanic answered stating the only reason vehicles will be let in and out is on emergency basis.

“Once they are closed, they are closed,” Bosanic said, noting emergency personnel will be able to get in and out if a situation arises.

The way to help make sure a situation does not occur with a resident needing to get in or out, Bosanic said, is to let them know what will be happening far enough in advance.

There is still time to register for the triathlon at trigreenville.com. Registration will be cut off at 400 participants.

 

In other business, the council approved…

• Federal poverty guidelines.

• To extend the auditing contract with Gabridge and Company.

• To accept a MCACA grant for the community center in connection with the Canadian Brass Production.

• To enter into executive session to discuss a letter under attorney-client privilege

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