After the first of the year, Penn Street will become Boone Dunbar Drive if all goes as planned. He will be honored for his accomplishments as a musician and as a citizen of Brazil.
The Brazil Common Council passed an ordinance to that effect on the first reading during Tuesday night's meeting. The ordinance will have to be passed again at the Aug. 10 meeting.
"It's going to be an easy change," said Mayor Tom Arthur, because no addresses will be affected.
The street will not become Boone Dunbar Drive until January in order to ease the transition through 9-1-1 emergency services.
The Council also approved rezoning real estate at 211 N. Walnut St., so that Julie Lake may transform the home located there into a bed and breakfast. The house will have four bedrooms, and the owners will tentatively be open to small groups meeting there.
Skateboarding will be prohibited at the Forest Park bandshell and pavilion, with a fine of $50 for violators after Ordinance 18 -- 2004 is passed on the second reading. The park already has signs posted that say "No Skateboarding", but City Attorney Joe Trout said the Park Board wanted an ordinance due to "damage being done to those two facilities."
The Council further discussed the possibility of expanding the powers of the Planning and Zoning Administrator. Trout drafted an ordinance that would allow the person in that position, currently Michele Driscoll, to issue citations without going through the Clerk/Treasurer's Office.
Arthur recommended that the matter be tabled until the next meeting. He said he would like to talk to Police Chief Loudermilk, who is on vacation this week, about the possibility of giving the Administrator the power to write tickets. Trout said he would look into the legalities of this also.
The Board of Public Works and Safety approved a list of surplus materials.
"The plan is to have a surplus auction," stated Arthur, adding that Charlie Brown said he would act as auctioneer for the event at no charge.
The Board approved this as well as the date, which is set for Sept. 11. Brown suggested that a local church be enlisted to provide the lunch, which was agreed upon by the Board.