A local woman voiced concerns about children's safety at Shannon Springs Park at Tuesday's Chickasha City Council meeting.

Nancy Hector spoke during the visitor presentation portion of the meeting about how the parallel parking near the pond was making the road an unsafe place for vehicles and children crossing.

"I really believe a child is going to get hurt if you don't do something," Hector said. "Either you block off a few spaces so the opening to the park is completely visible, or you need to block off parallel parking completely."

Hector said the roadway is so narrow because of the parallel parking, that cars have no room to avoid a child that might run into the street.

"The way it is now, if you dodge you're going to hit a car or the kid, you have to choose," she said.

The council agreed to add the issue to its work session agenda to discuss potential solutions to the problem. The work session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. July 12 at City Hall.

Agenda Items

In other business, the council:

• Unanimously passed the consent docket, which consisted of approving purchase orders for the month of June and the first half of July, payroll claims for June and estimated payroll claims for August.

• Heard a request from March of Dimes to conduct the 14th annual Walk America, March for Babies even in Shannon Springs Park in September and waive the fees was approved.

• Made an amendment to a city ordinance regarding drainage improvements to property on Grand Avenue.

• Authorized the city attorney to represent Chickasha in a case regarding the closing and vacating of a right-of way by the U.S. Beef Corporation, which represents Arby's Restaurants.

• Accepted and awarded the only bid received for Ready Mix Concrete.

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