The Times West Virginian

October 22, 2013

Mannington keeping speed bumps on Grafton Street

By Emily Gallagher
Times West Virginian

MANNINGTON — After several complaints about speed bumps on Grafton Street, leaders in Mannington have taken the issue to a vote.

During Monday’s meeting, council members voted unanimously to keep the speed bumps on Grafton Street.

Mayor Jim Taylor said the speed bumps were put in this past summer. During the Oct. 7 meeting, residents of Mannington told council they wanted the speed bumps removed.

“There had been a couple petitions put out for people that were in favor of and for people that were opposed to (the speed bumps),” he said. “At the last meeting the opposition brought up that they wanted them removed.”

Taylor said he told them that because the issue wasn’t on the agenda, they could not decide as a council on the issue.

With the subject on Monday’s agenda, Taylor said each side of the issue could give its side and then council would vote whether to keep the speed bumps or have them removed.

“We know that there are pros and cons out there,” Taylor said.


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