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Athens Sunday Messenger (Newspaper) - October 22, 1972, Athens, Ohio Polh Kol advertisement Page 2-the messenger Athens ohio�?Sun., of. 22, 1972 town n gown a Chance for political Hay City trash business not picking up Nim a will Athens a Road to nowhere be permitted to go somewhere a in the foreseeable future mayor Donald Barrett thinks it will. And he is pushing hard to see that it does. The state Highway department has listened sympathetically to the mayor s most recent proposal suggestion regarding the now aimless project a but there Are some the Quot Road to nowhere a has been lamented before in this column especially since two projects that Are part of what was once called the Athens thoroughfare system Are so near completion. The irony apparent in having no immediate prospects for linking those costly projects seems to result from a Highway fund vacuum on both state and Federal Levels. Running through the Complex controversy again in Brief the thoroughfare system its Overall Cost estimated around $24 million was designed to route transient trucks and cars around the City provide an Exchange for North South and East West traffic and. At the same time. Furnish an inner Loop for town crossing motorists. Although the system was approved in 1967 and started off with a Rush construction plans on three remaining major segments have been at a virtual standstill for the last two years. The route 33 East bypass is nearing completion As is the Stimson Avenue Bridge with its extensions. But the other phases a appalachian Highway corridors Over relocated sections of . Route 50 Between i Albany and Athens South a <2 the South y and Stimson Avenue and 3 Stimson and strouds run a appear to have been forgotten. Seems a shame. The bypass its final phase consisting of twin Bridges Over the Railroad and River in the East end of town is to connect with the Stimson Extension to provide inner City passage and with the second and third appalachian phases. Right now its Only connection is with the firmament. With funds for completion of the Overall project having somehow dried up the lofty bypass Bridges Are left to terminate just a skip jump away from the beckoning of the Stimson improvement so near a and yet so far to put it trively. A. A aware of this frustrating fissure Marietta division Highway chief Max Farley initiated action earlier to deter mine whether the Stimson interchange a designed As part of the appalachian thrust a could be separated from the Overall project a and thus More readily financed. He secured Federal approval to study this feasibility but received no Assurance of available funds. And when the state s Highway chief. J Phillip Richley told Barrett recently in Columbus that he could t see much Hope for the next five or six years the mayor took up the Cudgel. Barrett and his service safety director Phil Goldsberry. Met Here last week with Lawrence Lark area Engineer from the Highway department s state Headquarters and Harry Zimmerman of Franklin engineering consultant. They proposed to the two Columbus men that the interchange be built separately. As Farley had advocated but that part of the project be deferred thus reducing immediate costs. They suggested that sections of the Stimson interchange which involve appalachian connections be delayed until construction of that Highway is assured. This would temporarily eliminate a ramp coming off the easternmost of the bypass twin Bridges and the Roadway underneath the interchange overpass a connecting the two delayed appalachian projects. Farley said the upshot of the conference was that the consulting Engineer will study the City proposal to see what is involved in getting the roads connected then the availability of finances will be checked. He said he would have preferred to see the entire interchange built but that the modified plan will be thoroughly studied if it is found feasible a we might try to shift funds from other projects a the division to chief said. The City s Long Range approach to solving its traffic congestion problem is dependent on completion of the entire thoroughfare system to determine How much Interior Relief is obtained by eliminating transient traffic. But construction of the interchange along lines of the most recent proposals would appear to offer quickest partial Relief from inner artery hardening and give the a Road to nowhere somewhere to go a sooner. Sounds like a real Opportunity for someone to make some political Hay with the Long suffering natives. By Herb Amey messenger staff writer it s been said that the garbage collection business is picking up but Dwight Brown might disagree. Brown athers City maintenance supervisor and the Man who runs the City refuse pick up department said he can notice the decrease in the number of Ohio University students in Athens this year just by the volume of garbage his men pick up. Of officials reported that enrolment dropped 1,363 on the main Campus a dip of Over seven per cent at the Start of the 1972-73 school year. A yes the garbage is not As heavy this year Quot Brown told the messenger. A in the heavy student areas of the City we can save half an hour in collection time because there Isnit As much garbage As there has been. And in the collection business that a pretty actually residents seem to have More garbage each year Brown said causing some unique problems to an already unique collection system in Athens there Are three collecting groups in the City. One is headed by Brown and his men. Another involves a private Hauler from Parkersburg who picks up garbage from University buildings and the third is a band of private haulers who serve residences in the South end of the City. Brown has 13 men who work five and a half Days a week gathering the City a garbage. He sends two men out each weekday morning at 4 a in. To begin carrying trash cans from residences to curbside where they will be picked up by Packer trucks later in the Day. He currently dispatches two trucks a Day to collect the garbage each starting at 7 30 a in. Workers on the trucks generally pack a Load in three hours Brown said and take it to the City dump on Vore Ridge Road before noon. They repeat the process in the afternoon. Some Days Brown said the men can take three loads a Day. One truck begins at 4 . Visiting Uptown businesses before the traffic Rush begins Brown said. On saturdays Browne a men do some residential pick and gather garbage from about a dozen businesses that need daily service such As restaurants and groceries. In addition. Brown sends one Man each Friday to assist workers at the Athens recycling Center on e. State Street. University collection is handled by b amp b haulers of Parkersburg. The collectors visit dormitories cafeterias and University buildings daily to pick up trash. The City cannot effectively handle the University garbage Brown said because of the volume of trash turned out there. Taking Over the operation would mean doubling the size of the present City operation a financially unfeasible move Brown said. Private haulers carry out collection in the City South of the of inn on Richland Avenue. According to Athens service safety director Phil Goldsberry the private companies came to the Aid of the City when the South end was annexed several years ago it would have meant expanding the City Crew when the addition joined the City Goldsberry said but the private haulers stepped in. Orville Buck is one of the biggest in City haulers. Brown said although Ted St. Clair takes in much of the business. Brown said a problem sometimes arises Between his department and the private haulers where the two collectors work in the same area. There have been cases where Brown has taken up the trash while one of the private haulers get paid by residents. There also is a problem of missing pick . Still this is not a major problem. Brown said currently one of his biggest headaches is apartment and Rooming House residents who done to Mark their trash cans for identification. Your Happy shopping store shop All Day monday v . To 8 30 ., tuesday thru saturday 0 . To 5 . 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Precipitation Friday none total this month 1.97 inches Normal this month 2 05 inches total this year 35.63 inches departure from Normal this year 63 inches above the Sun sets today at 6 41 and rises tomorrow at 7 47 a in. Barometric pressure adjusted to sea level 9 a in. Saturday 29 90, steady. Meteorological data from Ohio University s geography department Hocking River stages when significant from observer c l. Dolorer Democrat for state representative 91st District it Hen he tuns u e Ali win a i see by the Calendar that monday is veterans Day a Joe Carp said noting that the change in Observance last year received something less than full compliance. A a a Good Many towns still go with the old Day nov. La a he carpet rehashing the congressional Calendar shuffling which reset some holidays so that they would always fall on mondays. One of them was Columbus Day which had always been observed on oct. 12 until Congress decreed it As the second monday in october just two weeks before the new veterans Day. A i was four Days late with my Celebration a Joe grumbled. A How do they expect me to remember All those changes when i have to concentrate on setting my clocks Back next sunday a you Are Only minutes away from lower prices 511 Washington Belpre Ohio on business route 50 Holiday is questioned

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