Members of the DeGraff Village Council are looking into implementing a digital speed sign in an effort to curb speeding around town, according to discussion Tuesday in a regular council meeting.
Motorists traveling in excess of posted speed limits are among the most frequently-lodged complaints to officers of the DeGraff Police Department, and residents in attendance at Tuesday’s council meeting said they believe a digital speed sign similar to one installed in West Liberty could help deter speeding along residential streets.
The existing speed sign in West Liberty, located along southbound U.S. Route 68 on the north edge of town records data such as the number of cars passed and speed at which they travel — information that could also help inform law enforcement patrols.
A unit that could also be moved around from one location to another could make for additional flexibility, they said.
As for action taken during the meeting, council authorized the law firm Smith, Smith, Montgomery & Chamberlain to execute title work and perform relevent legal research associated with securing an easement in the area of 381 E. Miami St., near the village’s water treatment plant.
The work is necessary before the village can break ground on its new $1.8 million water treatment plant. Project plans have been drawn up by Poggemeyer Design Group, and the project is being funded by way of a low-interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority.
Council expects work to begin in earnest on the project soon, with a tentative date of completion for next year.
The next regular council meeting is 7 p.m. Nov. 19.