After hearing public debate and reviewing traffic surveys, the City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to make the intersection of Garden Avenue and Second East a four-way stop.

The council requested traffic counts and surveys on various city streets earlier this year to determine where traffic problems might exist. The council found that many drivers approaching the intersection were not coming to complete halts at the single stop sign at the Garden Avenue intersection.Anita Roach, 256 Crestone Avenue, told the council members she often walks in the area and has found the violation to be a safety problem in need of attention.

Mayor James W. Davis said the traffic survey results indicate that the average vehicle speeds determined by radar guns are above the posted speed limit.

"Cross-street traffic is a major problem in our city and will continue to be," Davis said. "We are in the process of making it better for everyone."