What’s going on here? — No parking signs to come down | News
Questions from residents about the need for the no parking signs in the area of St. Michael’s School prompted Department of Public Works Operations Manager Dave Harder to inquire with the Newark Village Board about removing them.
Harder said he had received calls about the signs, which seem unnecessary along the north side of Williams Street, as do the no right turn on red signs, since the school is now closed. Harder sought approval from the board to remove the signs and questioned the best course of action for the light at Franklin and South Main streets. The board was in full agreement to have any and all signs related to the school taken down, but could not reach a decision on what to do with the traffic light.
Trustees did not want to see a bag placed over the light, which was installed specifically for the school and is in the plans to be removed when the Route 88 corridor project is complete. Some board members felt the light should be left as is, since motorists are already accustomed to its existence. Other trustees would like to see the traffic light put on a flash sequence, so it would flash yellow on Main Street and red on Franklin Street, which would keep traffic flowing through the village uninterrupted. Harder was unsure if the crosswalk signal light would work if the light was put on flash.
The board decided Harder should look into the matter further and decide what to do with the light at the next meeting.