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Speeders beware: New radar locations on tap
by Christine Fonville
March 25, 2014 04:15 PM | 2476 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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UPDATED WITH STREET LIST: McDonough city council members were presented an updated list of streets to be approved for running radar checks and heard from efficiency experts who may evaluate the city’s government.

McDonough Police Chief Preston Dorsey presented an updated list of roads where police could use radar equipment in the city to issue speeding tickets.

The last list, compiled in 2002, consisted of 67 roads throughout the city.

The updated list for 2014 increased the total to 90 roads, including Cleveland and College streets close to the Square.

“When we put this list together, my officers bring information to me about each road, including the length, width, pedestrian use and how many people live on it,” Dorsey said. “I compile that information and bring to the council a list of what I think we need to add in order to reduce the number of speeders.”

The motion to approve the list was passed unanimously.

Later in the meeting, James Mercer, president of The Mercer Group, and John Anzivino, senior vice president of Springsted Inc. Analysis, presented to the council what the positive results could be from conducting an analysis on various departments and employees in the city.

Both Mercer and Anzivino said surveys would be used and responses would be collected to determine if “city officials may want to look at doing things differently.”

“It’s a review process that can help address any problems within the city’s government,” Mercer said.

Councilwoman Sandra Vincent said she felt the council is “not looking to consolidate city services,” if an analysis were to be conducted.

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