The North Bend Eagle


Speed bumps coming to Cottonwood St.

by Nathan Arneal
Published 11/29/23

Speed bumps, signs and snow plowing were topics at a short North Bend City Council meeting Nov. 21.

Residents along Cottonwood Street on the west side of North Bend have visited multiple council meetings to talk about problems with speeding traffic entering and exiting town on County Road 7, which becomes Cottonwood in town.

The city got an estimate from a construction company of $27,000 for two speed bumps. They would cross the width of the street and be 15 feet deep from font to back. Stenciling the word “slow” in front of the bumps accounted for $4,500 of that price, mayor Rod Scott said.

Council members did some of their own research and found rubber speed bumps on Amazon for under $200. They are about a foot deep from front to back.

Scott suggested looking further into the Amazon speed bumps and giving them a try.

Councilman Bart Bosco pointed out the city could replace those rubber speed bumps every year for 20 years and still come out ahead.

In other council business:

• The council approved a $30,000 contribution to a large North Bend sign at the new intersection of highways 30 and 79 as presented by members of the Purcell Initiative at the previous meeting.
Ken Streff and Chuck Krenzer voted no, with Bart Bosco and Alex Legge voting yes. Mayor Scott broke the tie with a yes vote.

• Doug Hoops was given approval to do the snow removal for the streets of Pioneer Lake, replacing Matt Shaw, who has moved on to a different job. Hoops said he would charge the same rates as Shaw.


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