Hensley also said the city needed a homeless shelter. "I see people all the time outside trying to get money, who have no place to go," she said.
She also proposed more fire drills for the community, and had a plan to outfit the town with golf carts.
The idea came from her summer trips to the beach, where every day, visitors ride around on golf carts. The experience helps bring the community together, she said.
Dunbar does not currently have a homeless shelter, and Greenlee agreed a facility would be a good idea.
During the day, the students met Dunbar's police and fire chief and visited city offices to see how they worked. They sat in and helped solve city problems, including a complaint about a neighbor who never puts the lid on their garbage cans, a call about the youth basketball league and a thank-you call about replacing a streetlight that's been out for months.
In each case, Greenlee explained which city department would take care of the problems, and how city government worked.
Zhu, Singletary and Hensley planned to end the evening helping chair a meeting of Dunbar City Council. Items on the agenda included an ordinance restricting the use of all-terrain vehicles on city streets and an ordinance raising fines in municipal court.
"We got a pretty good civics lesson in," Greenlee said.
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