City addresses Oak Grove roads

Published 8:17 pm Monday, June 7, 2010

By Stephen Dawkins

The Jemison City Council on Monday took steps to improve traffic in the Oak Grove community, which was annexed into the city in March 2009.
The council voted unanimously to install a three-way stop at the intersection of County Roads 138 and 560 and to designate the speed limit for those roads, as well as CR 141, at 20 miles per hour.
“Since we’ve done some improvements in that community, the speeding traffic has been somewhat of a problem,” Mayor Eddie Reed said.
There previously was no posted speed limit on the roads, and council members indicated residents had complained about speeding in the area.
The three-way stop was also an effort to reduce speeding.

In other business, the council:
•Approved five new members of the Jemison Fire Department: Virginia Lawley, Jeffrey Rawlinson, Alberto Salinas, Clay Seyfried and Cameron Emmrick.
•Entered into executive session to discuss “legal ramifications” but took no action on the matter before adjourning.
•Bought a full-page advertisement in the Jemison High football program for $125.
•Adjusted water bills for three residents.