Jemison sets speed limit for road near cemetery

Published 5:25 pm Monday, June 20, 2011

By Stephen Dawkins | Assistant Managing Editor

The Jemison City Council on Monday established a speed limit of 15 mph for Honeycutt Road.

The short road leads into Holly Grove Cemetery and previously had no posted speed limit.

Jemison Mayor Eddie Reed said at the regular meeting that residents along the road had requested a speed limit be posted.

Councilman Robert Morris also suggested that city workers post “children playing” signs along the road.

In other business, the council:

•Announced that work had begun on a project to improve Ivy Childress Road. “If we don’t do something with that road, it will soon wash away, and we would have to close it,” Reed said.

•Approved changing the date insurance is due from June to February.

•Heard Isabella science teacher Jay LeCroy about his desire to create a county-wide robotics team. LeCroy has had success with such a team at IHS competing at state and national competitions, and he said he thinks that with a larger pool of prospective participants, “the sky is the limit.”