Courthouse street paving

Published 11:17 pm Sunday, September 22, 2019

Resident says road has become a danger

COLUMBUS—One Columbus resident says that Courthouse Street downtown has become a public danger. 

Columbus Town Council met Thursday and heard from Ernie Kan, who said the town planned to pave the street six years ago but never followed up on it. 

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“I don’t know why we didn’t pave it,” Kan said. “It was put on the schedule.” 

She said there are deep holes in a lot of the area and when the farmers market is held on Saturday mornings cones have to be found so people don’t fall into holes. 

Kan also said during the week Courthouse Street is busy, especially when there is court and all the county business. 

“Right now, it’s a public danger,” Kan told council. “Also, it is a lawsuit waiting to happen. At least consider this as a need, not a want.” 

Columbus Mayor Eric McIntyre asked if the town had any bids on the paving of Courthouse Street lately. 

Columbus Town Manager Tim Barth said no bids had been sought lately. 

Town officials said they would look into paving the street.