Dublin City Council last week approved a resolution for a bike path connection at Glacier Ridge Metro Park and new motion-activated signs meant to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

Dublin City Council last week approved a resolution for a bike path connection at Glacier Ridge Metro Park and new motion-activated signs meant to improve the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

The addition to Dublin's bike paths will add pavement from the end of the Tullymore Drive path to connect with the bike path that runs along Hyland Croy Road in the metro park. The project also will include signs for the bike path and the road.

"We've received many requests to connect with the bike path in Glacier Ridge," director of engineering Paul Hammersmith told council.

The bike path addition will cost $7,000 and the motion-activated stop and crossing signs will cost $20,000. According to staff reports, the costs were built into the 2009 budget.

City council last week also changed the name of the road on the south side of the Dublin Library from Darby Street to North Street.

Hammersmith said the change is being made to help people find their way around the historic district.

"We've come to realize what kind of confusion Darby Street causes," he said.

Before the change was approved by council, Darby Street extended north from Bridge Street and curved right in front of the library.

In other news, council filled 14 seats on various boards and commissions. Council began looking for people to fill the seats early this year and made all but one appointment last week.

Chris Amorose Groomes and Flite Freimann were reappointed to four-year terms on the planning and zoning commission.

Carl Karrer was appointed to a three-year term as Dublin Historical Society representative on the architectural review board, and Robert Schisler was given a three-year term as historic district merchant representative.

Victoria Newell and Brett Page were appointed to three-year terms on the board of zoning appeals, and Patrick Todoran was appointed to the unexpired term of Keith Blosser. He will serve until March 2010.

Christine Gawronski, Dona Givens and Kevin Cooper were all appointed to three-year terms on the community services advisory commission.

Susan Burness will serve a three-year term as the city representative to the Dublin Convention and Visitors Bureau board.

Jamie Boff and David Cecutti were reappointed to three-year terms on the parks and recreation advisory commission.

DeWayne Howard will serve a three-year term on the personnel board of review.

Council has one more appointment to make on the architectural review board. It hopes to make the appointment at its April 6 meeting.

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