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January 31, 2013

Somerset City Councilor concerned about school safety


Somerset —

“We’re above-ground as far as other counties go and cities as well, (but) we can do more,” Rutherford said. 
Jimmy Eastham wondered whether the resource officer program is “covering our bases.”
“I’d like for each council member to give it some thought, and maybe at a little bit later date, if someone had some ideas ... I think we need to look into it,” Eastham said. 
Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler said he would look into inviting local superintendents to an upcoming city council work session that will be open to the public to talk about school safety “and any other issues you may have that’s relevant to the school system so we may better serve them.”
Girdler suggested that the council consider opening a dialogue with local schools by sitting down with district representatives regularly to discuss school issues. 
In other news from Monday’s Somerset City Council meeting:
• Councilors said several streetlights in the city limits were in need of replacing. 
• Councilor Tom Eastham said motorists are traveling too fast on Langdon and Bogle streets, located near the hospital, and suggested that SPD send patrol units to the area for a bit to enforce traffic laws. Tom Eastham said a similar action by SPD last year helped keep motorists speed down and reminded them to obey traffic protocol at four-way and three-way stops. 

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