Butler Council got their August 10 meeting underway by addressing the success of recent community festivities.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank everybody who was involved with the last two weekends,” said Butler Mayor Kevin Carr. “The community fest and the car show brought a lot of people in. The interest is there, we just need to keep growing.”
Carr also updated council members on the ongoing Union Street bridge project, stating it was near completion.
Council President Joshua Haring reported that along with the bridge resurfacing project, the village was exploring the possibility of closing some allies on various streets.
“I look at it as an easement for future village growth,” said Councilman Wesley Dingus of the proposed project. “We have to make sure it is the in the best interest of the community.”
Council then revisited the village’s unresolved barking dog issue, as two residents, Tim Adams and Joel Brokaw, addressed council members of their concerns.
Brokaw has become a familiar face at council meetings, as he has continually attempted to draft a solution to an excessive barking issue around his residence.
“We are just trying to put together legislation that is fair to all parties,” said Carr. He and council had some concerns over proposed ordinances from last week’s meeting that they believed could have resulted in an overabundance of citations from police.
“I’m just here to get something done,” said Brokaw. “I want to ensure this isn’t a problem for other villagers.” He has put his house up for sale citing that the issue played a contributing factor in the decision.
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