Jefferson St. in Berne to become 1-way

    With the approved expansion of a Berne business by city council Monday evening, residents may soon see a new sign on Jefferson Street: One-way.
    Jill Andrews, a representative of Kaup Pharmacy, and Brett Miller of Miller Land Surveying Engineering met with Berne City Council to propose Jefferson Street — between Franklin and Main streets — be made into a one-way northbound thoroughfare to accommodate the pharmacy’s plans to include a drive-thru window at its new location.
    Kaup Pharmacy — which has locations in the Ohio cities of Fort Recovery, Versailles and Arcanum as well as Union City in Indiana — is opening a location within the Family LifeCare facility in Berne. SueAnn Reynolds, president and CEO of FLC, said the pharmacy will be located in the front section of the facility and will compliment the services provided by FLC.
    The proposed one-way would eliminate the sidewalk and parallel parking spaces on the west side of Jefferson Street, between the alley and Main Street, as well as two parking spaces on Main Street. However, with the reconfiguration of parking spaces to angled spots, the street will actually see an increase of three parking spaces, according to Miller.
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