Tom Beach

ADA Coordinator Tom Beach addresses city councilmembers regarding improvements to be done this fall to Church Street between Animas and Convent.

At the regular meeting of Trinidad City Council on Tuesday, September 3, an ordinance amending Section 16-11 (Noises–Scope of Prohibition) was introduced to “expand the prohibited scope of noise to better protect the quiet enjoyment of the general public.”

A hearing for the consideration of said ordinance will be held on Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. at council’s regular meeting.

A bid to the sum of $174,529 was approved for needed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements to the south side of Church Street between Animas and Convent.

“The plan is to redo sidewalks, curb cuts, add ramps and get rid of some of the tree grates that have become a bit of a hazard,” said ADA Coordinator Tom Beach.

During the reporting portion of the meeting, Councilmember Rusty Goodall reported on the numbers for Blues Fest weekend.

“On that Friday night, there were about 2,600 of what we could count,” said Goodall, “and at Saturday’s fest numbers were between 5,200 to 5,500 people.”

Additional appointments of Erin Ogletree and Harriet Vaguois to the Space to Create Commons Oversight Board were approved, bringing the total number of board members to five. Erin Ogletree was in attendance for the consideration of city council.

Other notable approved items at the meeting included the renewal of a security services agreement with Trinidad School District Number One and Trinidad State Junior College.

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