After several residents' complaints, the Columbia County Commission abandoned constructing smaller speed humps in favor of larger asphalt humps for future projects.
"We tried something that was different," commission Chairman Ron Cross said during the commissioners' meeting Tuesday. "In my opinion ... I don't think we improved the situation."
Complaints from residents of the Jones Creek and Sugar Creek subdivisions, where the humps are in place and now will be removed, prompted the Tuesday decision, said Scott Herring, director of the county's construction and maintenance division.
Also at the meeting, commissioners selected Evans resident Tammi Pavey as the new District 3 planning commissioner.
A physician's assistant, Pavey already serves on a county advisory board, said Commissioner Diane Ford.
"She was real excited about serving," Ford said of Pavey.
Pavey replaces former planning commission Chairwoman Deanne Hall, who recently resigned to run for the District 3 commission seat Ford intends to leave at the end of the year.
In other meeting news:
- Susan Glymph, of the stormwater utility department, was named the April Employee of the Month
- Columbia County Animal Care and Control was named the Team of the Quarter
- May was proclaimed Older American Month
- May 18-24 was proclaimed Emergency Medical Services Week.
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