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Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 12:31 a.m.

Monongahela police will monitor stop sign violations that are leading to speeding along Seventh Avenue in New Eagle.

City police patrol the borough under a contract between the two municipalities.

John Olexik, who lives on Seventh Avenue, told council at its meeting Tuesday that speeding is an ongoing problem in his neighborhood. He said the problem is prevalent among motorists driving along Seventh Avenue between Wood and Vine streets. Olexik said cars travel as fast as 50 mph.

“I don't know why we tolerate it,” Olexik said. “It's like a freeway.”

Olexik said motorists are failing to stop for stop signs, causing the speeding problem.

“If they stopped at the stop signs, they wouldn't pick up enough speed,” Mayor Glenn Petticord said.

Monongahela police Chief Brian Tempest said police have to park in a residential driveway to be able to watch for speeders in that neighborhood. He said residents are reluctant to allow police to do so because of possible repercussions from those who receive tickets. He said one Monongahela residence where police conducted a speed trap was egged by a motorist who received a speeding ticket.

Tempest said police would enforce stop sign violations, hopefully ending speeding issues there.

In other business, council:

• Approved the sale of property at 175 Main St. to R&R Pools and Construction for $1,500. As a part of the sales agreement, the company will raze the building on the site. If that demolition does not occur within 60 days, the property reverts back to the borough, which also would keep the $1,500.

• Filed a petition seeking court approval to raze a property at 335 Madison Ave.

• Announced that Monongahela Street Department workers will be filling potholes on various streets in the borough within the next couple weeks.

• Announced that the borough's Community Development Block Grant allocation of roughly $30,000 would be used for sidewalk repairs along Main Street.

Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or

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