The town of Clarksville has begun exploring options to fix Harrison Avenue, officials said at the Clarksville Town Council meeting Monday night.
The road is currently impassable, and parts of it are sliding down an embankment.
The town has been working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other organizations such as the Indiana Department of Transportation to look at how best to stop the erosion. They have also been working with Sen. Dick Lugar and U.S. Rep. Todd Young’s offices to gain support for a solution.
Council president Greg Isgrigg said the road will not be closed indefinitely, and that the town is considering different plans to get it fixed.
In the meantime though, workers have placed boulders and other obstructions to prevent motorists from driving on the road. several council members said people had been driving around the previous barricades.
In other business:
• Councilman Bob Popp proposed an amendment to ordinance 2010-G-07, which bans the sale of substances containing synthetic marijuana and their use in public facilities. He said the current ordinance only allows the building commissioner to enforce the law, and he would like to expand it to include Clarksville police officers. While a state law banning the substances becomes effective July 1, Popp said he would still like the council to expand the ordinance.
“It wouldn’t be that difficult to include our police department in the ordinance,” Popp said.
The council will consider the amendment at its July 5 meeting.
• The council approved a contract between the town and Greater Clark County Schools for use of the George Rogers Clark Elementary School building. The town has already been using the building for safety training, but the new agreement clarifies liability and responsibility issues.