From The Jefferson County Journal staff reports
ARGO — The Argo City Council took in public comments about the possibility of turning Country View Circle into a one-way street. The discussion was prompted by school bus drivers that have had difficulty traveling on the road with oncoming traffic and vehicles that are sometimes parked in the roadway. Several residents of the road addressed the council and expressed a desire that it remain open to both directions of traffic.
“I’m here for the circle,” said Country View Circle resident David Coleman. “I’ve had the land for about 30 years, since ’89. Some places it need to be scraped on the side, and limbs cut back and vehicles moved over but…there’s not really enough traffic to make it one way I think. And the safety of it…I’ve never seen an accident, or where somebody that had actually turned over or anything…if we could get both edges of the road scraped down, I’d say the weeds cut back then the road would be as wide, basically as it is at the bottom of the hill.”
Councilman Gordon Massey suggested a possibility that was hoped to satisfy the bus drivers and the residents.
“How about…Saturday morning you want to meet up there,” Massey said. “And us talk about what we can do to widen everything out, make more room and clean the place up and I’ll bring a bob-cat and I know y’all know how to run a chain saw and stuff. We’ll cut limbs back and I’ll push the shoulders back and clean everything up and we’ll try that for a few weeks.”
Massey’s solution was acceptable to the residents and the bus driver in attendance.
In other news, Mayor Betty Bradley gave a report to the council. Bradley reminded the council that the mayor’s breakfast was going to be held on Feb. 12 at 7:30 a.m. at Benjammin Sports Grill. The speaker will be Brad Green from Raymond James and he will discuss bonds and how they can impact cities in positive ways.