Saranac Lake Wants Control of Speed Limits in Village

If you could set the speed limit on your road, would it be 30 Miles Per Hour, 20 Miles Per Hour? The Village of Saranac Lake has just approved a resolution supporting efforts in the State legislature to allow villages and municipalities to assign their own speed limits rather than be mandated by state law to 30 miles per hour…  The resolution doesn’t actually lower any speed limits at this point, in fact it appears as though there would be vigorous debate as to the merits of any reduction in speed limits in the village and even further debate as to where, if any, reductions could be warranted..  Van Cott says they would have to look at the village and where it makes sense to have a 30 mile per hour speed limit and where it makes sense to have a lower speed limit.. The vote to support the resolution was evenly split among trustees, with Trustee Van Cott and Trustee Rice in Favor.. Mayor Rabideau broke the tie, leaning in favor of giving the village control but saying it would not be an easy task for the board if the state were to in fact give control to municipalities.. 

AUDIO – 051314 – Setting Village Speed Limits Below State Mandated 30 mph Minimum

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