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City council mulls speed humps

Speed humps.

They could become a more common sight in the near future for residents living and passing along certain neighborhood streets in Thomson.

That's what was learned from city leaders during the regular monthly meeting of Thomson City Council last Thursday night.

"We need them in a lot of areas," City Administrator Don Powers said.

Prior to the meeting, council members were given a copy of an ordinance that the City of Warrenton has in place regarding speed humps.

Mr. Powers said he'd like for council members to read and study the document during the summer before the issue is re-addressed at a future council meeting.

There's also a variety of questions that need to be answered before any decision is made regarding the possibility of adopting a similar ordinance for the City of Thomson, Mr. Powers said.

One of the biggest questions involves funding.

"We'd have to figure out how to pay for them," Mr. Powers pointed out.

In recent months, city officials have received complaints about individuals speeding up and down streets in their neighborhoods.

Already, police are cracking down on those who want to go fast on city streets.

"If they're going faster than the speed limit allows, they are likely to get a speeding ticket from our police officers," Mr. Powers said.

In an unrelated matter, Mr. Powers said he'd like council members to discuss subdivision guidelines in the future.

Web posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010

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