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Speed activated signs approved for Brisbane Public School

Speed signs - Digital speed activated signs will be installed near Brisbane Public School through a three-way partnership between Wellington County, the Upper Grand District School Board and the Town of Erin. Each party will contribute $5,000 towards the signs, which officials say will help deter speeding in the rural school area. The signs are set to be installed before school begins.        Photo by Olivia Rutt

Speed activated signs approved for Brisbane Public School

by Jaime Myslik

BRISBANE - Wellington County, the Upper Grand District School Board and the Town of Erin have agreed to a three-way partnership to pay for digital speed activated signs near Brisbane Public School. 

“It is hoped that the signs will bring to drivers’ attention their travelling speed in an area where extra caution is warranted because of the public school,” explained Wellington County CAO Scott Wilson.

Each party will contribute $5,000 towards purchasing the signs, Wilson confirmed. 

On July 11, Erin council passed a resolution asking for the county and the school board to contribute to the installation of two speed activated signs on Wellington Road 124 by Brisbane Public School.

Later in July, Wellington County staff and senior county councillors decided to contribute $5,000. 

Upper Grand District School Board director of education Martha Rogers decided in July, after consultation with staff and the local trustee, the board will pay a third of the cost. 

“The board agreed to this in order to enhance safety for our students and school community,” said board spokesperson Heather Loney. 

“There have been on-going ... parent concerns about children’s safety, due to where the school is located. 

“Over the past few years, several solutions to the traffic and safety concerns have been tried, for example, installing additional signs, introducing parking restrictions etc., however the safety concerns remained.

“The board is hoping that these new signs will help calm traffic around Brisbane Public School and help keep our children and community members safe.”

Wilson said the signs will be procured by the Town of Erin and installed by Wellington County staff. 

The goal is to have the signs installed before Labour Day (Sept. 4).

- With files from Olivia Rutt

August 11, 2017

 
 

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