Warren Town Council considers banning trucks from 11th Street

Trucks could be banned from at least one street in Warren.

Utility and Street Manager Curt Day proposed during the Warren Town Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 23, that 11th Street become a "no trucks" road.

A semi-truck recently damaged a utility pole beside the road while attempting to make a turn, he noted. Day said there have been numerous occasions when trucks have run into poles, houses and other cars on the turn near Wayne Street.

Before the rule becomes effective, the council must approve an ordinance change at an upcoming meeting. If the change is approved, "No Trucks" signs would be placed on the sides of the road.

In other business Monday evening, the town applied for a CEDIT grant to upgrade electric service at Heartland Aluminum.

The company recently purchased two additional ovens. The addition of the ovens provides better fuel efficiency as well as higher technology, improving the company's future outlook in the industry, company spokesmen say.

The projected cost for upgrade is $32,651.58. The town is requesting the grant to cover $30,000 of that cost.

The council also discussed the need for four additional air tanks for the fire department. The tanks will be fitted to the four members who are currently in training.