Rosenberg City Council member Kevin Raines didn’t want to discuss a speed humps issue at Tuesday’s council meeting.
Not because of the placement of the humps, but rather because of the policy behind it.
At the most recent regular council meeting, council members were slated to take action on installing speed humps on Avenue R between Avenue P and Tobola Street.
According to city policy, at least 75 percent of the property owners/residents must be in support of the change in order to proceed with the instillation.
There are 32 residential homes and multi-family residential units located along Avenue R.
Twenty-two of the homes stated they are in support of the speed hump installation, while 10 did not respond, or provide a definitive answer, city staff added. This equates to approximately 69% of the residents being in support.
“I was looking at the policy on it,” Raines explained. “It was drafted in 2015. We need to look back and visit it. I think 75% is pretty extreme. Some of the houses were vacant and it skews the numbers.”
Raines made a motion to table the item. The motion was swiftly seconded by council member Steven DeGregorio.
“You want to go back and visit the policy, but not necessarily kill (the humps)?” Benton asked.
Raines said that was correct.
Raines then asked City Manager John Maresh to place the speed humps policy on the next workshop agenda as a discussion item.
According to Maresh, this item will be discussed next week.
If the speed humps on Avenue R are eventually approved, it would cost the city $3,200.