Police believe solution may be near

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By The Staff

HEBRON ESTATES -- Police officers Mike Cook and Tim Waters are aware of a situation that has concerned residents in one northern Bullitt County city for several years.

And, a solution may be near.

But Cook said he was not able to discuss the work being conducted at the present time.

That seemed good enough to appease the residents in the Horse Run Court area of Hebron Estates.

Several residents attended the resident meeting of the Hebron Estates City Commission. They were tired of people parking on their street and then walking to property not even in the city limits.

They were tired of the blocked streets, speeding traffic and occasional fights that broke out because of those visiting the nearby home.

The signature horse statue at the front of the entrance had been stolen and vandalism was common.

“It’s a safety issue,” said one resident. “Those cars are speeding down the road.”

Cook, a detective with the sheriff’s department who is contracted along with Waters by the city to do off-duty patrol, said he felt the situation might be coming to an end.

The problems seem to revolve around a 25-year-old man who stays at the house and the friends that come to visit.

Cook said there has been concentrated patrol at times in the area and he just urged residents to be patient.

Mayor Jerry Clark said there would be no problem putting a No Outlet sign at the entrance and a 25 mile per hour speed limit sign was also possible.

Commissioner David Allen said signs should be posted throughout the city, although Clark said they wouldn’t slow down speeders.

The mayor said there is no problem putting up the signs, although it is often difficult to find property owners who want the signs in their yards.

Cook said over the past month, the yard sale issue from October had probably gone away when the homeowner moved.

He said there was a burglary on Scenic Trail that was still under investigation.

Both Cook and Waters spent a lot of time slowing down speeders, especially with the beginning and dismissal of school each day.

In other business:

*A business owner would be placed on notice about installing a sign without a permit, according to the mayor.

The next meeting of the Hebron Estates City Commission will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the community center on Burkland Boulevard. The public is invited to attend.