By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Pandora sits on the intersection of state route 12 and county road 5. With more traffic turning off of route 12 and on to road 5, safety has become a concern and citizens are upset.
During tonight's city council meeting, council set aside time for Pandora residents to voice concerns about county road 5, and what it means for them and their village. Many residents voiced concerns about safety, noise and depreciation of their homes.
With three options on the table, city council discussed the village's options:
Option 1- Do nothing and force county commissioners to come up with an alternative plan
Option 2- Add one foot of road to each side of the road for safety
Option 3- Widen the intersection at route 12 and county road 5, where truckers are swerving and jumping the curve.
City council's concern was with limiting any form of industrialization from coming into Pandora.
By the end of the night, a motion was made for option 3, to widen the intersection at state route 12 and county road 5. The vote came down to a three-three tie, forcing the mayor to vote. Voting yes, option three was passed and the intersection will now be widened.