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Speeding complaints prompt new signage

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A citizen complaint about speeding traffic on 2150 Road will result in additional signage on the long stretch of straight and narrow Orchard City roadway.

Trustees decided to place an additional 35 m.p.h. speed sign on the road and also to place signage warning of slow moving farm equipment.

The decision came following a complaint by letter from a resident of the road. Mayor Ken Volgamore noted that placing speed limit signs in areas where fast traffic is a concern to residents "seems to lessen the complaints."

In other business, the Orchard City trustees dealt with the following matters at their Jan. 11 meeting.

• Another complaint from a constituent was made about snow on the Town Park walking path. Some trail users want the snow removed. Trustee discussion noted that removing the snow creates a super soaked trail that turns muddy and can't be used. Walking on the snow is preferred, trustees said.

Town trustees in Orchard City will serve on the same standing committees in the new year as they have since Mayor Volgamore assigned them following last April's municipal election. Trustees' areas of responsibility will be as follows: water committee, Bob Eckels and Dick Kirkpatrick; roads committee, Eckels and Gary Tollefson; park committee, Gynee Thomassen and Tollefson; finance committee, Craig Fuller and Kirkpatrick; Delta Housing Authority and Surface Creek APC, Fuller; economic development and town planning commission, Tom Huerkamp.

• The town board also made the following official designations: town hall as the official meeting place and site for posting public notices; Delta County Independent as official newspaper for public notice publication; Larry Beckner as town attorney; Pete Blair as town auditor; and Melissa Oelke as town clerk and administrator.

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