Christie calls for immediate purchase of Nottawa speed signs

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On Jan. 21 council will consider a motion from Councillor Ed Christie to immediately purchase and install two digital speed signs on County Road 124, at the north and south entrances of Nottawa.

The purchase of said speed signs were approved at the Nov. 19, pending 2019 budget approval. 

Christie said he hopes to find enough support around the council table to expedite that process.

Notice was given at Monday’s meeting so the motion could be reconsidered on Jan. 21 citing “great community concern regarding speeding through the village of Nottawa on County Road 124 and a call for immediate action.”

“I want to show the people of Nottawa that we have been listening because they have been [complaining] about this for so long,” said Christie. 

He said he is advocating for the immediate installation of the digital signs because they act as a deterrent for speeding. 

He said it could be a good test for the rest of the township. 

As part of the November motion, staff was directed to recommend further locations where the signs can be installed and to speak with the vendor to determine if Clearview can have a bulk purchase price. 

The expenditure, not to exceed $11,000, is included in the 2019 budget, lumped in with $75,000 in spending on traffic control signs. Budget deliberations are underway this month.

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