DETOUR AHEAD: Board approves street closings

COLUMBIA CITY — It may not feel like it outside, but some individuals are beginning to anticipate warmer months.With summer comes outdoor festivals and activities throughout Columbia City. The Columbia City Board of Works and Safety approved several street closures Turesday for a variety of late spring and early summer events. Old Settlers Day, which will be in late June, will involve the closure of Van Buren Street from Main Street to Line Street; Line and Chauncey Street from Jackson Street to Market Street, and the block of Market Street south of the Courthouse. These closures will be from 5 p.m. Monday, June 24 to 6 a.m. Sunday, June 30.The Memorial Day Parade will be Monday, May 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Van Buren Street will be closed between Walnut and Madison at that time.A new community event known as Salute a Soldier will be held at Tractor Supply Co. in Columbia City. July 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part of the festivities will include a 5K through the Columbia Shores neighborhood. Earl Street will be closed from Garland Avenue to Main Street for that part of the day and Columbia Shores will be one-way-only traffic from 7 to 9:30 a.m. to accommodate the race.Eagle Glen will be holding its neighborhood garage sale as well May 3 and May 4. Ravenwood Lane will be one-way during the sale on those days. A portion of Brookside Trail east of Ravenwood will also be closed. Additional parking restrictions will be present.In other business the board of works approved an agreement with GME Testing to perform subservice soils exploration for the southside sewer improvement project. The agreement was for $2,640.The board of works will next meet Tuesday, May 14 at 5:15 p.m.