The investigation continues following a report on Friday of an armed man on the grounds of a Fairfield elementary school. A lockdown order was issued for the entire Fairfield School District Friday afternoon. Fairfield police along with assistance from several agencies, including the Henry County Sheriff’s office conducted a search but no one was located that matched the initial description of the man. Authorities are now conducting a criminal investigation into the possible brandishing of a firearm on school grounds.
Work will resume Tuesday on Madison Street in Mt. Pleasant in the block between Main and Jefferson Streets. Crews are also waiting on a Windstream subcontractor to install a communications vault on the north side of Madison at the alley between Adams Street and Main. The plan is to pave the north side of Madison as soon as that is done. Kinney & Sons will complete the grading on Madison St. between Main St. and Jefferson St. and place the modified subbase. As soon as the paving is completed in that first block then the paver width will need changed before paving can start on the block between Main St. and Jefferson St. The only closures in place on Madison St. are between Adams St. to Main St. and Main St. to Jefferson St. All intersection will remain open for the duration of this project.
Today is Memorial Day. In addition to the traditional observances, there is also the traditional opening of the summer swimming season at the local pool. The Mount Pleasant Family Aquatic Center will open as it does each year at 1 pm this afternoon. The pool is scheduled to be open every day of the week from 1 to 7 pm. However, the pool is short staffed right now. Park and Rec Director Gary Grunow says there may be days when the hours have to be shortened or there may days when it’s closed. However, Grunow is still taking applications for anyone 15 and older who would like to work at the Family Aquatic Center. Contact the Mount Peasant Park and Rec Department.
Also, please note that the stoplights at the intersection of West Washington and Marion Streets in Mount Pleasant have been switched from flashing to the regular operation of green, yellow, red due to the opening of the swimming pool.
The Henry County Board of Supervisors meet Tuesday at 9 am. The Board will get the weekly update from the county engineer, Jake Hotchkiss. Hotchkiss will also bring a motion to hire a full-time maintenance employee and a resolution to award the contract for the Ash Avenue box culvert project. At 9:30 there will be the third and final reading of an ordinance to re-adopt the existing county code to include recent amendments to the code. At 10 am the board will hold a public hearing for an amendment to the 2022 budget. And at 10:30 there will be a discussion regarding office space with Lori Frick from the Department of Human Services. Supervisor meetings are held every Tuesday and Thursday at the courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.