The Chronicle of Mt. Juliet, August 12, 2009, Page 3
By Tomi L. Wiley
FALL SESSION BEGINS AUGUST 18
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Mt. Juliet leaderstook a step toward installingtraf
c light cameras onseveral of the city’s busiestintersections Monday nightand toward renaming amajor road fromI-40 to LebanonRoad.The Mt. Juliet board of commissionersapproved 4 -1 on
rst reading an agreement with ATS, a company thatprovides technology andbusiness solutions for phototraf
c safety and electronictoll enforcement programs(www.atstraf
c.com), toinstall traf
c cameras inMt. Juliet after a studyconcluded that dive of 15intersections warrant thecameras, according to CityManager Randy Robertson.Mt. Juliet PoliceChief Andy Garrett saidMonday that ATS sub-contracted a company toconduct the study, anda view of one particulartraf
c light recorded 22 carsrunning the red light in aneight-hour period. None of the intersections includedin the study were identi
edby Garrett or Robertson onMonday night due to theearly stages of the project.Garrett said he will work with ATS on a “publicinformation blitz campaign”and post signs at the citylimits to alert drivers to thetraf
c light cameras beforethey are actually installed. The contract with ATS is anagreement for three yearsof service with an optionto renew at the end of thattime, said City Attorney Jason Holleman, and theCity would have to “showcause” in order to break thecontract or opt out within30 days of signing it. Theagreement was approved on
rst reading, with District4 Commissioner JimBradshaw voting against it.Commissionersalso discussed renaming what is now consideredBeckwith Road at the I-40intersection, then CurdRoad, then Beckwith Roadextension once the roadproject is
nished, linkingI-40 to Lebanon Road (Hwy.70). Commissioners agreedupon renaming it GoldenBear Gateway and willchange the name of
ciallyonce all phases of the roadconstruction are
nished.Local residents – and thenew Mt. Juliet High School – will have to change theiraddresses at that time.Also in New Business,the board appointed MayorLinda Elam as its continuedrepresentation on the WilsonCounty Joint EconomicCommunity DevelopmentBoard as required per aletter from JECDB DirectorG.C. Hixson, who attendedthe meeting. Elam will servethrough January, when thecity commission may chooseher again or someone else toserve a four year term.While they had hisear, commissioners voicedtheir concerns that Mt. Julietis not fairly represented onthe JECDB Board, sincetechnically Mt. Juliet’spopulation is higher thanLebanon yet Lebanon hasmore representation on theboard.“It has becomeglaringly obvious thatMt. Juliet is larger butLebanon still gets morerepresentation,”remarked District 3Commissioner EdHagerty.“That needsto be clari
ed – recti
ed,” added Elam.Hixson said he willreturn in January with “anexplanation” for the board,if that was acceptable tothem.“It’s gone on so long,”shrugged Hagerty, “what’s waiting ‘til January?”In Un
nishedBusiness, commissionersapproved on second reading
Cameras for many MJ interesctions approved
A view of one particular trafﬁc light recorded 22 cars running the red lightin an eight-hour period.
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