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December 07, 2016
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Scenic Route 6 proposal in Honesdale?

A scenic route designation would bring some restrictions to Main Street in Honesdale, PA.
TRR photo by Fritz Mayer

After providing handouts of a portion of the Federal Register pertaining to the National Scenic Byways Program as well as brochures detailing Route 6 recreational facilities, Coar closed his presentation with the statement that the Wayne County Planning Department would continue to work with the council and its officials toward ensuring a fully-informed decision.

Returning to more familiar debates, safety committee chair Bob Jennings introduced a resolution to convene a meeting of the one-way traffic ad hoc committee at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19 at Borough Hall, for the purpose of preparing a recommendation regarding traffic flow on Main and Church streets. Results of the Bogart Accident Analysis will be reviewed at that time, as will countless hours of tape from traffic surveillance cameras mounted on Church and Main Streets. Finance committee chair Scott Smith reminded Jennings that no recommendation about traffic flow should be made before factoring in PennDOT’s cost figures for returning Church and Main to two-way traffic flow, which will be significant.

As police liaison, Mayor Ed Langendoerfer asked the council to provide a job description for newly-appointed police commissioner Rick Southerton. When president F.J. Monaghan stated that no job description for that position exists at this time, Langendoerfer protested that a newly-created position requires a job description. He was informed by councilman Harry DeVrieze that Southerton is Honesdale’s third police commissioner and that his duties will be those of a non-working police chief.