Council will be asked to vacate street

Deb Zwez

Wapakoneta City Councilwoman Bonnie Wurst spent Wednesday getting her feet wet as the new chairman of council’s Streets and Alleys Committee. Meeting with member Jim Neumeier (the third member, Rodney Metz was absent) and Engineering Department Superintendent Mary Ruck, the committee’s first action of the new year was to recommend vacating John Street.

If you haven’t heard of John Street, you’re not alone. It is an unimproved street that runs to the west off Van Buren Street to the back of the property at 602 Blackhoof St.

The improved portion of Van Buren Street ends in a cul de sac; John Street is just north of that.

The request came from David Armer, who lives at 505 Van Buren. The action will allow Kelly Peterman to...

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