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Speeding issues get attention of Dunbar council

| Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 a.m.

Just as Dunbar council discussed speeding problems in the borough Monday night, police were in hot pursuit of a motorcyclist who was traveling past the borough building.

“Did you plan this?” asked council President Norm Gordon who was addressing the mayor. “This was perfect timing to address the speeding issues we're having in the borough.”

Gordon said borough council must take action to resolve the speeding problems before “someone is killed or seriously injured.

Council decided to contact Widmer Engineering to find out how much it would cost to conduct traffic and speeding studies in the borough.

“We have to take some action to stop this immediately,” Gordon said.

Council members said speeding has been a serious problem in the borough for many years, especially during the summer months when motorcyclists are traveling through the borough.

In other business, council:

• Agreed to join the Connellsville Chamber of Commerce in an effort to learn how Connellsville is promoting its community so similar steps can be taken in Dunbar.

• Granted permission for Bill Johnson of 131 Connellsville St. to replace an estimated 300 feet of sidewalk from Veteran's Way to Memorial at a cost not to exceed $7,500. Johnson, who works as a contractor, agreed to provide the labor if the borough purchases the concrete and other supplies.

• Announced the Community Yard Sale will take place on May 4.

• Approved the Town Beautification on May 11 when volunteers will clean up the honor roll area, plant flowers and clean up the area.

• Announced that the Kountry Klub plans to open a corner store in the borough where lottery tickets, milk, bread and other items will be sold.

• Announced that Rob Grover of Grover Garbage Service will conduct borough cleanup on May 13 and 14 at a cost of $20 for each homeowner. A garbage pickup for hard-to-recycle items, including tires, antifreeze, paint and oil, will take place on May 18 at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.

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