County Commission Lowers Speed Limits
May 16, 2019
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County Commission Lowers Speed Limits

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 14.

At the meeting, County Engineer Ben Luther requested three speed limits change on county roads. The first, County Road 106 in Commission District 1, will now be posted at 25 miles per hour (mph) from State Road 117 to 922 in Mentone; the second will go from 922 to 165 and be 30 mph. In District 3, Luther stated that the speed limit on County Road 107 from 81 to 176 (Colburn Gap) would be posted at 25 mph.

Road Superintendent Tom Broyles delivered a maintenance update on county progress with herbicides and surface treatments. Broyles also discussed equipment to be put up in the upcoming June auction. Auctioning this equipment off would be more financially beneficial to the County than the maintenance they require, according to Broyles.

In other business, the Commission approved:

  • The posting of Donny Lee’s job at the Road Department after his retirement
  • Roger Byrd to attend a law enforcement conference
  • Two annual transportation resolutions on behalf of the absent Emily McCamy 

The Council approved the following hires for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department:

  • Brian Folsom as dispatch to replace Daniel Willkie 
  • Tabitha Franklin as a correctional officer in the DeKalb County Jail to replace Dusty Walker
  • Temporarily promoted Michael Gibson to Jordan McGinnis’s position and freezed McGinnis’s pay for thirteen months while he attends officer training 

The next meeting of the DeKalb County Commission will be held on Tuesday, May 28 at 10am in the DeKalb County Activities Building. 

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