By ERIC SCHAADT
STAFF WRITER

ARLINGTON — Arlington Council on Monday decided on ways to deal with the closure of a section of Main Street during the next four months.

Main Street is closed to through traffic from Liberty Street to Vail Street while the roadway is being reconstructed.

“The project is going well,” Councilman Brian Essinger said. “We knew the first couple of weeks were going to be bad.”

Travelers have had to adjust. Tractor-trailer traffic is being routed away from Arlington.

Village Council will install speed bumps on Mill and Park streets in the village park to deter speeding motorists near children at play. Those streets in the park serve as a bypass during the Main Street closure.

Also, the fire and EMS departments will house some equipment in each other’s station to better respond to emergencies.

Councilman Essinger said residents must not remove bricks, asphalt and other materials from the road work sites.

“Nobody can remove anything from the project. Period,” he said.

In other matters, a repair at the community swimming pool shut down the facility Sunday morning.

There was a problem with a pump, according to village officials. The pool is expected to reopen today.

In other affairs, a complaint was made by a resident about the lack of progress toward fixing a house on North Main Street damaged by fire 18 months ago.

Damaged fencing, weeds and other junk remain.

“Nothing is being done,” neighbor Mike Best told council.

Council again will contact the property owner and insist that progress be shown.

In other business, council:

Held an executive session to discuss personnel matters.

Was told there is a problem with a pump in one of the lift stations.

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