WARSAW — At a brief Warsaw Traffic Safety Commission meeting held Wednesday, Dec. 5, an ordinance was approved for a speed limit of 20 mph in the area of the new Canal Street and Buffalo Street location. The sign has already been posted as 20 mph, as a continuation of the existing speed limit in the area of the park.
A motion was passed approving a stop sign erected at the northwest corner of the Buffalo Street and Canal Street intersection.
Warsaw Public Works Superintendent Jeff Beeler advised that a decision will need to be made regarding parking restrictions on Buffalo Street as well as a decision regarding ordinances on annexed areas.
“Two things to think about,” said Beeler. “One would be parking – if you’re going to have any restrictions on those sections of parking, whether it be two hour unlimited or whatever on Buffalo Street.”
“With the areas we annexed in, we need to decide whether or not the ordinances that are in the county will work for our officers to be able to write tickets with or if we need to accept them as our ordinances so they can write tickets,” Beeler stated. “I don’t know exactly where that lies. All the areas we annexed in, I don’t know if we need to bring those into us or if our officers have the authority to write tickets on the county ordinances.”
Warsaw Traffic Commission President Steve Foster asked for a list of the annexed locations so that he can check into this further.
Beeler then inquired about the speed limit on Market Street, from the center of the Market Street intersection to Columbia Street.
“The speed limit is only 25 mph through there and everywhere else in town it’s 35 mph,” said Beeler. “Now that the bike trail is separated from the road there’s a 10 foot grass area through there so there’s definitely protection from that.”
Foster stated he would check into this matter as well.
- The minutes from the Oct. 3 meeting were approved.
- The next regular meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2.