The recommendations were going to the City Council for final approval, along with other recommendations made at Tuesday’s meeting.
City Secretary Tomas P. Saenz said TSC members agreed with petitioners that something needs to be done to slow down traffic during the hours that services or events are being held at the church.
“We have the same things at most other churches in town,” Saenz said.
The commission is asking the council to authorize the installation of a crosswalk at the corner of West Carter Street and North Avenue D and to approve a speed zone that would slow traffic from 30 mph to 20 mph in the 700 block and in the southern half of the 800 block of North Avenue D during church services.
Commissioners also voted to recommend a four-way stop sign at the intersection of East Fannin and North Filmore Streets, changing slightly a request from a resident in that area, David Cruz.
Cruz had asked for a four-way stop sign at East Fannin and North Tyler but Police Chief Joe Treviño had recommended against it.
The chief was not able to attend the meeting but he recommended in writing that placing the sign a block away from Tyler Street, on Filmore, would slow down traffic enough to reduce the threat of speeding vehicles at the next intersection, without affecting the flow of traffic on Tyler Street.
Saenz said the commission took no action on a list of traffic problems that Steve Linam wanted addressed because Linam was unable to attend the meeting.
Not all the situations that Linam, a Bee County deputy sheriff, wanted addressed were within the city’s jurisdiction.
Linam had wanted to speak to the commissioners concerning problems at the U.S. Highway 181 Business Route and Reagan Road (FM 351), at the 181 Business Route and Adams Street and at the intersection of North St. Mary’s and Cleveland Street.
Saenz said one problem with bringing the issues to the TSC was that at least two of them concerned a state highway and they are not within the city’s jurisdiction.
The one problem that the city could address, a problem with blinking lights at the intersection of North St. Mary’s Street and Cleveland after 11 p.m., had been checked out by City Manager Tom Ginter and found the lights to be working correctly.
Commissioners also discussed the idea of using speed humps on city streets to deter speeding in some parts of the town and promised to give the idea additional discussion.
Saenz said the problem with installing speed humps is that state law forbids the use of obstructions on city streets.
Earlier in the meeting, the commissioners re-elected Eldon Price as their chairman and elected Fernando Galvan as vice chairman.