Wednesday, December 9, 2020

An Amendment to the Speed Limit Resolution

At the informal Common Council meeting on Monday, a resolution was introduced authorizing the mayor to ask Assemblymember Didi Barrett to sponsor legislation that would permit the City of Hudson to reduce the speed limit within its borders from 30 mph to 25 mph. The resolution, as it was originally drafted, contained the following paragraph:
WHEREAS, any such reduction would not apply to state highways that pass through the city, namely routes 9 and 23B; . . . 
During the meeting, it occurred to Jeff Baker, counsel to the Council, that the resolution should not specifically mention the truck routes, explicitly acknowledging that they may have to be exempt from the lower speed limit, and so it was decided that "Whereas" would be deleted from the resolution to be voted on at the Council's regular meeting on December 15.

1 comment:

  1. Just way on many state and indeed federal highways, when you hit a hamlet, in some cases the speed limit is 25 mph. Maybe it requires collaboration, but it is done all the time. If folks will indulge me with a cliche, don't curse the darkness damn it, light a candle. And yes, it is good to have done some due diligence, and know what you are talking about before mouthing off, difficult as that may be some times. So says this particular senior citizen with some curmudgeon tendencies. :)