Holly Pond Town Council hears speeding issue from resident

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(Left to right) Holly Pond Councilwoman Carla Hart, Councilman Paul Brown and Mayor Bill Oliver are seen at the Holly Pond Town Council meeting Monday evening. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening heard from local resident Bo Johnson about a speeding concern on Pond View Drive in the Pond View subdivision.

Johnson said there have been recent incidents in a straight-away portion of the road where drivers are going 50 mph or faster, when the posted speed limit is 20 mph. The road ends in a cul-de-sac and children are known to play in the neighborhood.

He said he feels it a safety issue, saying, “We keep a good watch on them (the kids playing), but you know the one time we don’t watch…”

Johnson asked the council to “find a solution,” before someone is hurt. He said he has put up a plastic sign to stop drivers, but the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail there now due to the sign interrupting its delivery route.

Mayor Bill Oliver said, “We’ll think about it and see what we’ll do.”

Johnson responded, “I just want it on your minds.”

In other business, Oliver said the Town’s annual summer ball leagues have been canceled. Councilwoman Michele Bell reported that, to the best of her knowledge, league fees have been fully refunded to families who paid.

Oliver gave an update on the Town’s continued emergency preparations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing, “We’re trying to get everything we can to keep our people safe.”

He noted it’s been difficult to find Lysol for the Town’s buildings, but said he has purchased gloves for all Town employees to use when necessary and that hand sanitizer is in every building the Town owns.

Oliver also gave out HomTex masks he acquired from Cullman County to council members, telling them to use when they’re on “official Town business.”

The Holly Pond Town Council meets the first Monday of each month. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Guy Hunt Library.

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Maggie Darnell

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