By Glenn Rea
Speed bumps, fund balances, and coyotes topped discussions at Monday’s DeWitt County Commissioners Court meeting at the courthouse.
An ongoing effort to slow traffic on Cheapside Road in the northwest portion of the county met with some resistance Monday.
Rancher Tim Pennell has been asking the county to place speed bumps near his cattle company exit onto Cheapside Road. He said a hill near that ranch road prevents him from seeing oncoming traffic.
Commissioner Curtis Afflerbach said he has placed speed reduction signs in that area but more may need to be done to get the traffic to slow down.
However, he said speed bumps may cause damage to the 18-wheel trucks with trailers and could cause an oil spill.
He said sheriff’s deputies and Constable Kelly Phelps have been patrolling the area and writing citations to speed violators.