Moravia’s mayor signed a proclamation at the Tuesday, April 8 City Council regular meeting declaring April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Mayor Irene Brooks talked about the many ways sexual assaults can affect people everywhere.

The council made a change to the ordinance governing snow emergencies and fines. The ordinance states all vehicles on the square will have to be moved during a snow emergency. The city will put up a sign the day or night before a storm that reads “Snow Ordinance in Effect.”

The owner of a vehicle found in violation of the ordinance will have to pay the towing charge. The fine for a first offense violation is $35, for a second offense violation is $50 and for a third or more offense violation is $175.

The use of the noon whistle/siren was discussed for issuing storm warnings and will be blown just for tornado warnings. Councilman John Baty plans to check into moving the siren to a better location.

Members of the Moravia fire department have agreed to help anyone in need of assistance to install legible house numbers. All houses in Moravia must have legible house numbers to assist in an emergency.

Something the city is working on is to address junk and other nuisances on property in town. The mayor and council have discussed the issue and are waiting to hear back from ADLM.

The 7 p.m. meeting held at the Municipal Building adjourned at 9:43 p.m.

The Moravia City Council consists of Kenneth Martin, John Baty, Charles Turner, Michael Gray and G.E. Luse.

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