Council approves Kiwanis Kids? Day

The theme for this year?s Kiwanis Kids? Day celebration is ?Books Bring Dreams to Life.?

Daryn Hamilton made the announcement at Monday?s Fairfield City Council meeting. Hamilton, a member of the council and of Fairfield Kiwanis, said Kids? Day will be Sept. 15, the third Saturday in September like it?s always been. The pancake breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. that day, with a parade that morning. The council granted Kiwanis the right to block portions of the square to set up its tent on Court Street beginning two days earlier on Thursday, Sept. 13.

? The council approved a request from Moms Demand Action to use Central Park for their rally March 24. Debi Plum requested the group use the park for a rally for ?National March for Our Lives? which she wrote was a rally for ?common sense gun legislation.?

? Parking along the north side of West Polk Avenue near Pence Elementary School will be prohibited thanks to a resolution the council passed Monday.

The no parking area will be between South Fifth and Sixth streets. The public safety and transportation committee recommended the change during its meeting in February as a way to alleviate traffic congestion and make the area easier to navigate for pedestrians.

? The council authorized the Fairfield Community School District to place roll out stop signs at School Place and South Sixth Street to improve safety for children crossing the street.

? Yet another suggestion from the public safety committee that was approved Monday was removing four long-term parking signs from the city parking lot at the northeast corner of North B Street and East Broadway Avenue. Councilor Michael Halley said the original purpose of the long-term slots was to accommodate people who lived downtown but who had to leave for weeks at a time, perhaps on vacation.

He said the slots are being abused by people who leave cars there for months at a time, and who don?t even live downtown.

? French-Reneker-Associates will perform engineering services to extend Court Street 500 feet north of Lincoln Avenue in the Lincoln Avenue Subdivision on the south side of town. The city agreed to pay French-Reneker $31,000 for its services.