Looking Ahead in Wayne

April 6, 2021

City Council Meetings

Regular City Council meetings are at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Community Activity Center....until this COVID virus is behind us. Come on by virtually or in person and be an active citizen participant in City government!

Council Retreat from March

The City Council held one of its "mini" retreats on March 30 at the Fire Hall. There were many issues discussed and direction given to staff to continue working towards Council's goals. If you are interested in these topics, read the minutes from the March 30th meeting. Those can be found on the City of Wayne website under "Government" and then "Council". The item that received a great deal of discussion was the lagoon decommissioning. A potential water feature (lake) was discussed. The question of whether the City is willing to pump water (fresh or storm) on a regular basis is one that must be answered before the feature can be seriously considered. Once that (if a lake and then where) is determined the rest of the planning can commence. If you have recommendations for the area, please reach out to City staff or directly to your Council representatives or Mayor.

Water - Transmission Main

The City continues to take samples on its new transmission main. After passing all required tests in August, subsequent tests for coliform bacteria have failed. The City is discussing options with the engineer, the state and contractor to figure out how best to remedy this situation. The City will likely in the near future be chlorinating the water again. This is a very regular item on City Council agendas as of late if you are wanting to keep up with the issue.

Trail System

With the weather turning warmer and the grass starting to green up, it is a great time of the year for those evening walks. I hope you are taking advantage of the trail system throughout the community. With an additional 3 miles added this past fall, the Wayne Trail System now has over 5 miles on concrete path. One major enhancement to the system to hopefully take place next spring is renovating the old pool house in College Hill Park. The City will be submitting for a grant later this summer to renovate the facility into meeting space as well as a restroom that can be accessed from the outside. We also want to tie this facility to the new trail to the north. The City will know this fall if it receives this grant.

Questions, comments, concerns? Contact Wes Blecke, City Administrator at 375-1733 or by email.