NILES Bus plan funds OK'd
The police chief said curfew for those age 17 and younger will be strictly enforced.
BY AMY HOUSLEYVINDICATOR TRUMBULL STAFF
NILES -- A proposed transportation program for Trumbull County is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Labor, Mayor Ralph Infante told city council Wednesday.
If approved, the program could be in effect as early as September. Infante, who is spearheading the proposal, said the city should know within a month.
The program would allow residents to arrange specific pickup and drop-off, rather than fixed stops like traditional public transit systems.
Discussion of the plan was prompted as council approved a resolution to use funds from its Trumbull transit service fund to cover costs involved with the process.
Council also approved additional funding for street resurfacing this year. Deer Trail was added to the original list of 21 streets to be paved.
Residents pointed out that paving neighboring Oak Forest Drive but not Deer Trail would be doing only half the job. Council agree it would be more efficient in the long run to do both streets the same year.
Engineer Mark Hess said the change would not affect the contract awarded last month to Gennaro Pavers of Warren.
Police Chief Bruce Simeone said that because of recent problems with juveniles, officers have been ordered to strictly enforce curfew.
Juveniles breaking curfew are subject to penalties such as fines, probation or house arrest. Curfew for those 15 and under is 10 p.m. weeknights and 11 p.m. weekends. Ages 16 and 17 have a curfew of 11 p.m.
Simeone said there are no exceptions.