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Avon Town Council approves road resurfacing, stop signs

Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover

The Avon Town Council met April 13. Meetings can be viewed on the town’s social media accounts. The council meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at Avon Town Hall, 6570 E. U.S. 36. The next scheduled meeting is April 27.

What happened: Council approved an interlocal agreement with the Hendricks County Highway Department to mill and resurface two segments of County Road 100 S.

What this means: Hendricks County is milling and resurfacing County Road 100 S between County Road 525 E and Avon Avenue. Some segments are under Avon’s jurisdiction. The county offered to mill and resurface the Avon segments at the same time as they are doing the rest of the road. The cost is $37,267, and the town will reimburse the county once the project is completed. 

What happened: An engineering study was presented to determine if a stop sign is needed at the intersection of Beechwood Drive and Beechwood Centre Road. 

What this means: Chick-fil-A is building a new location at that site, and the town is anticipating increased traffic. Study facilitator Etica Group said the intersection currently functions well but recommended that the northbound stop sign from Beechwood Center Drive to U.S. 36 be removed and two new stop signs be erected. 

What happened: Council approved an ordinance that amends right-of-way permits and the current annual bonds ordinance. 

What this means: A permit is required if a resident or contractor is doing work in the town’s right-of-way. Occasionally utility companies do permit-required work, necessitating a bond. The town has a bond allowance for these companies. This ordinance increases the bond allowance from $5,000 to $10,000. 

What happened: Two ordinances were introduced regarding restricted and unrestricted funds awarded to the town through opioid settlements. 

What this means: The state is part of a $26 billion national settlement with opioid distributors, retailers and manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson, AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson. Indiana received $507 million. The cities, towns and counties that chose to participate in the settlement will receive a portion of those funds to help with resources to deal with opioid addictions and problems.

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