New Iberia gets speed lump offer from parish - KLFY News 10

New Iberia gets speed lump offer from parish


New Iberia City Council has yet to vote on their latest intergovernmental agreement proposal with parish council; $10,000 for speed lumps in two city parks and on three city roads—paid for by the parish.
"Speeding should be controlled by, you know, the sheriff's department or your local patrols," says New Iberia Mayor Hilda Curry.
Mayor Curry says she is not opposed to parish council's proposal of re-installing speed lumps throughout City Park and then installing speed lumps in West End Park. But, she is opposed to their proposal of installing speed lumps throughout city streets, including Frederick, Rogers and St. Joseph streets.
"How do you decide which residents are going to be able to have those devices, those calming devices?" says Curry.
The city's Mayor Pro Tem Dan Doerle says their own public works department could possibly use a set of guidelines and formulas from Lafayette City-parish Government.
"We have a booklet. Now you fill out and you make sure the neighborhood is included in the survey. And if it makes the criteria, I have no problem. But, I'm not open to have speed bumps throughout the city by far," says Doerle.
Parish Councilman David Ditch says it was at the request of constituents, parish and city council members that the list was developed using money from the parish's 2014 road maintenance fund budget.
"It's all the same pot of money, the same constituents. I'm just asking for those constituents to have an opportunity to be represented both at the parish and the city level," says Ditch.

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