Writer questions Rutledge’s speed humps
To the Editor:
It is very obvious to your residents that you Mayor and your council have been doing a great job these past years.
But we’re always here to criticize when something is wrong. You really pulled a boner this time. Not only once have you screwed up with your speed humps but now you have done it again. You hired some fly by night contractor with a wheel barrow and a shovel and at your posted speed limit of 25 mph you cannot go over your humps at a comfortable speed of 25 mph, you are going to damage your car.
You have a speed limit posted on Main St. of 15 mph, our school zones aren’t even posted that slow. Driving into Rutledge is miserable; vehicles are already driving up on yards to bypass these hazardous humps. The few businesses that you have in town that are just making it must be seeing the difference in their cash registers now, because of your excessive speed humps. I know myself I have been taking 278 into Madison just so I don’t have to drive through town and bang up my vehicle.
If you would have taken the time and looked at Bostwick you would have seen a professional job done. Those speed humps are no problem taking them at their 25 mph.
Do the right thing here and have a professional contractor fix or replace before somebody gets hurt and sues the city for damages.
Printed in the July 5, 2012 edition