CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Nitro City Council debated and passed a resolution Tuesday to designate Wintz Street, an alleyway, as a one-way road with traffic flowing from 21st Street to 22nd Street.
This measure is to accommodate a drive-thru window for Fruth Pharmacy whose president, Lynne Fruth, announced plans to purchase and renovate the building at 101 21st Street, which now houses the Dollar General, a pet shop and a record store.
Councilwoman Brenda Tyler, the only member opposed to the resolution, said she is concerned with traffic flow problems that could arise.
"It's wonderful that Fruth wants to expand and move down there," Tyler said. "I just think we need further study of traffic and sanitation collection on the street before we move forward with this resolution."
Mayor Dave Casebolt said that if "problems arise, we will address them."
The new Fruth Pharmacy is scheduled to open in June 2014.
Council accepted bids for the purchase of a wood chipper from WV Tractor and Charles Boggs. The chipper would be used to clean up downed trees more efficiently and stockpile mulch for use throughout the city.
The bids, which include a used chipper and a new one, will be discussed in committee before a decision is reached.
Also Tuesday, the city voted to start the bidding process for the printing of 2014 calendars.
"People count on the calendars," said Recorder Rita Cox. "There is lots of information on them about trash pick-up schedules and other city services."
The mayor announced the city is participating in Kanawha County Clean-up on Oct. 12 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to bring garbage to the city garage on Republic Way for proper disposal at a licensed landfill.
"We'll accept televisions, tires, computers and other large household items," Public Works Director A.J. Hill said.