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2018-03-14 / Front Page

Williamsville reduces speed limits on six streets

by HOLLY N. LIPKA Reporter

The Village Board passed several resolutions at Monday night’s meeting to reduce the speed limit on five streets near village parks and one street near SS. Peter and Paul School.

“We promised that we were going to lower the speed limits anywhere we could,” said Mayor Dan De- Lano. “The state allows us to do that around parks and schools.”

The speed limit will decrease from 30 mph to 25 mph on South Long Street, Village Square Lane, South Ellicott Street, Rock Street and Park Drive. The speed limit will only be reduced in sections near South Long Park, Glen Park and Garrison Park.

The Village Board also approved reducing the speed limit on Glen Avenue from Reist Street to North Cayuga Road, which is behind SS. Peter and Paul School, to establish the section as a school zone. The speed limit will change from 30 mph to 20 mph between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on school days.

In another matter, the Village Board awarded two proclamations to Forest Elementary and SS. Peter and Paul School in honor of Art Education Month. Both schools collaborated with the village to showcase student artworks inside Village Hall.

Trustee Deb Rogers led the effort in reaching out to the art teachers.

“When I [was] first [elected as] trustee, I walked into the hallways and thought ‘Wow, we can do so much better,’” said Rogers. “Both schools were gracious enough to be a part of that vision.”

Also at Monday night’s meeting, the Village Board announced the time and date of a public hearing for residents who are interested in expressing their opinions on the proposed 2018-19 village budget. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, in Village Hall, 5565 Main St.

For more information, visit walkablewilliamsville.com.

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