Adairsville police placed the mobile radar on the westbound side of Highway 140 where it recorded 73,771 vehicles in the course of a week. Jones said it was likely that the total amount of traffic on Highway 140 was double that amount.
The standalone radar system records each vehicle's speed and, when the totals were calculated, 1.83 percent of traffic that week were traveling between 60 to 70 mph while .44 percent of traffic was driving more than 70 mph.
Jones said these numbers, while low, were indications that Adairsville police needed to continue concentrating on the area.
City Manager Pat Crook reported that all city departments were under budget for June, adding that the city's property tax projections for the year were accurate.
"The tax digest is in, so the budget number for the property tax is good. So we've got a pretty good situation project out to year end, provided we keep expenses on track like they are now," she said.
Community Involvement Director Ben Skipper told the council that work on Cherry Street and Elm Street finished four weeks earlier than scheduled because of the dry weather.
After Crook spoke about future improvements and repairs to the city's water mains, council member Alan Towe asked if there was a plan "as far as which streets we're looking at next, as far as what needs to be done."
Crook said she was working with the water department to develop a plan. However, she added the city had taken care of the most critical projects -- Cass and Elm streets. Cass Street was leaking badly, so the city was forced to replace it. While Elm Street's main was not leaking as much, it was replaced as the street was about to be repaved and the city did not want to cut up new pavement.
The council also set the agenda for its Thursday night meeting, which includes:
* the second reading of a sign variance request from Vanguard Trucking;
* the second reading for a rezoning request from Larry and Doris Greenhaw for 110 Church St.;
* discussion on approving the Local Option Sales Tax resolution;
* discussion on approving changes to the purchasing policies and procedures manual;
* a recommendation to appoint Stevenson & Palmer as consultant for the Logtown Project;
* the second reading of the Street Lights District Ordinance; and
* the second reading of the Purchasing Ordinance.
The Adairsville City Council's next meeting is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at city hall.