Thursday, August 3, 2017

Chamber asks city to reconsider road closing

Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce's board of directors adopted a resolution at its regular meeting this morning in Marion, asking the City Council to reconsider a recent decision to close Country Club Drive to through traffic once repairs are made to the road.

The Chamber's official correspondence to the council reads as follows:

Crittenden County Chamber of Commerce encourages the City of Marion to bring all stakeholders to the table and work to negotiate a long-term solution for Country Club Drive and to reconsider its plan to close one end of a critical thoroughfare in the community that will negatively impact transportation, including school traffic, hospital and EMS traffic, industrial traffic and commerce in general. 

The city council is tentatively set to meet in special session at 5pm Tuesday to further discuss the matter.