Limestone County commissioners agreed to lower speed limits on five county roads during their regular meeting Monday.
At the request of County Engineer Richard Sanders, speed limits were lowered from 45 miles per hour to the following speeds on these roadways in northwestern and southwestern Limestone County:
• Bone Road, off Stinnett Hollow, in District 4 — 20 mph;
• Poplar Point Road in D-3 — 25 mph;
• Beech Fork Lane in D-3 — 25 mph;
• Poplar Point Loop in D-3 — 25 mph and;
• Paradise Shores Road in D-3 — 25 mph.
Currently, the roads have no posted speed limit, which Sanders said makes the speed limit 45 mph. Speed-limit signs will be installed soon on the above roads.
Promotion, pay raises
In other business Monday, commissioners took the following action:
• Agreed to promote Tony Graviet to director of the Community Corrections Program. His former position will not be filled, Chairman Stanley Menefee said.
• Agreed to switch Revenue Department employee Michelle Burns from real property appraiser to appraisal clerk and employee Teresa Hartzog from appraisal clerk to real property appraiser, at Burn’s request.
• Approved merit increases for the following employees during the upcoming month: Sabrina Bates, accounts payable; Billy Boldin, equipment operator II; Nick Daniel, deputy; Eddie Gilbert, emergency-management officer; James Hardaway, case manager, Deborah Holt, recording clerk II; Emily Lewter, deputy; Gary Lovell, corrections officer; Angela Maples, appraisal II; Jennifer McBay, administrative secretary; Bryan Robinson, equipment operator III; Jason Shawley, deputy; Christopher Shedd, equipment operator II; Julian Tyler, corrections sergeant; and Norma Underwood, corrections officer.
• Approved a $6,000 annual contract between the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama Inc. and Quest Recovery Center for substance-abuse treatment services for those referred by the Community Corrections Program.
• Agreed to pay a $1,750 monthly fee to Charter — the county’s share of Internet services provided to both the county and the city of Athens.
• Agreed to expand the scope of the phase 1 study of Lucy’s Branch, not to exceed $1,500, to include an environmental review.
• Agreed to allow the Council On Aging to sell a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier on GovDeals.
• Granted preliminary approval to Graystone Subdivision Phase II, a 24-lot development located in District 1 at the end of Old School House Road.
The commission will next meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Washington Street Courthouse Annex at 310 W. Washington Street in Athens.