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Council woman not in favor of asking ODOT to develop travel plan for students

Aaron Krause • Feb 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Norwalk city officials will apply to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop a school travel plan regarding the routes public elementary school students use to walk to school.

On Tuesday, council member Samantha Ludwig voted against applying, differing from her fellow council members.

She said the city is lucky in that Norwalk has good sidewalks. Also, she said she would prefer that the city continue to maintain good relations with the school instead of ODOT stepping in.

"I'm not really thrilled about this," Ludwig said. "This, I think, is just over the top."

On Wednesday, the Reflector published a story about this subject, including comments from the mayor and public work director, as well as other matters discussed by council. To read that story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's newspaper or subscribe to the e-paper (a complete digital replica of the entire issue) for less than $1 per week and read it now.

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