City Council Stories

Warsaw City Council Monday approved an ordinance on first reading that sets fee revisions for Oakwood Cemetery.
The council will review the ordinance on second reading during its Jan. 20 meeting.
Fees have not been revised since 2008, according to Hal Heagy, cemetery sexton.
Fees for residents would be $400 for burial lots and grave openings, full body. The fees were $300.
Also set were cremation garden lots, two per person, $195, an increase from $145; cremation garden lots, three per person, $220, an increase from $170; cremation garden lots, four per person, $245, an increase from $195;  and columbarium niches, $600, an increase from $450.
The council also approved an ordinance to set the speed limit for Parent Drive behind Walmart at 25 miles per hour.
Kip Shuter, Traffic Commission administrator, said the street is by the senior living development by Walmart. 
In other business, the council re-elected Diane Quance to serve as council president. Mike Klondaris made the motion, seconded by Jerry Frush. The vote was 6 to 1, with Charlie Smith voting no.
Craig Nayrocker, Warsaw, asked for an update on the Market Street bike path project and asked about the costs.
Mayor Joe Thallemer said motor vehicle highway funds and local road and street money will be used for the project. A bid was awarded for $1.4 million for the project, and close to half a million and private donations have been raised for the project. 
“That will take care of the bike path portion of it,” Thallemer said.

(Story By The Times Union)