City grants subdivision’s speed bump plea
by Jessicah Peters
July 24, 2014 01:07 AM | 2829 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOLLY SPRINGS — After numerous complaints and signed petitions, Holly Springs City Council took action Monday in order to slow motorists down along Idlewood Drive in Harmony on the Lakes subdivision.

Traffic studies were administered and reflected that drivers were going between 10 to 20 miles per hour over the posted 25 miles per hour speed limit. Since it is a city road, the council needed to approve a request from the subdivision’s homeowner association to install speed bumps.

Renee Zenchuk, wife of Councilman Michael Zenchuk, read a letter on his behalf because he was out of town on a business trip.

“A significant amount of time has gone into this traffic study,” Zenchuk read. “Residents have gone around asking for signatures and tonight, that effort should pay off. It’s very important as a council we do everything at our disposal to protect our residents and this measure will go a long way to accomplish our goals.”

The Council agreed to allow the HOA to install two speed bumps at $5,000 each, City Manager Rob Logan said.

“This is coming to the Council because it is a city-owned street. Staff recommended the HOA pay for two speed tables and install more stop signs in order to slow traffic down,” Logan said.

Council member Karen Barnett asked if the city would bear extra costs to conduct maintenance on the road after the speed bumps are installed. Morgan said he doesn’t expect the speed bumps to affect any future improvement projects on Idlewood Drive.

“While the city can approve stop signs and speed tables, we all bear some responsibility. I ask that all citizens in Holly Springs simply slow down and pay close attention to our surroundings,” Zenchuk said as she read her husband’s letter.

In other business, the city:

•Approved a text amendment to change discharging firearms, air guns and BB guns to follow the state’s law;

•Approved the resolution to support the Principles of Lifelong Communities;

•Approved an agreement with Hutchenson Horticultural Co. for maintenance of Sixes Road right of way in the amount of $2,800 through December; and

•Approved awarding storm water repair projects to Excelsis Construction in the amount of $17,266.60.

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