Fayetteville trustees discuss proposal to lower speed limit in village

— “You can do all these laws you want to reduce the speed, but if the policemen aren’t there, they’re not gonna stop the drivers,” she added.

Duggleby said he plans to work with the police department to increase enforcement on the targeted roads for three months once the speed limit is reduced. The department has already begun to increase its presence on those roads, he said, but on a smaller scale.

“Every other month they’ve been doing targeted enforcement of interior streets which are resulting in more and more tickets being written on these roads,” he said.

Mayor Mark Olson was not present for the discussion about lowering the speed limit as he left the meeting early to attend to a personal matter. The board agreed not to take any action on the proposal until the next meeting to be held in January.

“We just got it tonight. I just want to sleep on it,” Trustee Randall said. “I’m not against it. We gotta do something.”

Ned Campbell can be reached at editor@eaglebulletin.com.

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