EB residents address council on issues

Published 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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Several East Brewton residents attended Monday’s meeting of the city’s council to voice concerns in their neighborhoods.
Brenda Davenport, a Victory Street resident, said speeding through the neighborhood continues to be a problem.
“I have a petition signed by everyone in the neighborhood except one person,” Davenport told the council. “We are asking for speed bumps there from dormatory hill to Holmes Avenue. We would liek to see three speed bumps installed. That ought to slow them down.”
Mayor Terry Clark recognized the need for the installation of speed bumps and asked the council to make the decision.
“It’s not just up to me,” Clark said. “The council has to approve it.”
With that, a motion and second was made with a unanimous decision from the council to approve the installation of the speed bumps along Victory Street.
“Give us time to order them and get them installed,” Clark told Davenport. “We will get that done.”
A Harold Street resident, Sandra Ragan, addressed the council with multiple concerns.
“All of the stop signs, children at play signs and speed limit signs have all been stolen off of Harold Street,” Ragan told the council. “We need to get those replaced. We have speeders going through there and I’m sick and tired of it.”
Clark told Ragan that the city was aware of the issue and new signs have already been ordered to replace those stolen.
“We have them ordered,” Clark said. “Just give us time to get them here and get them put in and it will be taken care of in that area.”
Ragan also requested assistance with a vacant lot that was filled with fallen trees and tall grass. Clark said the proper procedures for owner responsibility was being followed.

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