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New Lebanon Town Board meeting continued



NEW LEBANON – Because of space considerations in last week’s issue (July 20), the report on the July 11 New Lebanon Town Board meeting had to be split into two separate editions.

Also at the meeting:

*Drivers continue to travel too fast for comfort in front of the Walter B Howard elementary school, despite signage. Again, the question was raised about lowering the speed limit, but this is a state road not a town highway. As we have reported many times, the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) is notorious for denying speed limit reduction requests. Supervisor Tistrya Houghtling going so far as to say when DOT completes a speed study of the area in question, they often point out even if most of the people are speeding, if there are not many mishaps, it must be okay.

There was discussion about acquiring an electronic speed sign, noting such signs do seem to have an impact. The sign would be placed near the school on alternating sides of U.S. Route 20.

*The board held a special meeting just prior to the regular session to interview two candidates for an opening on the planning board. During that regular session, they appointed Becky Segal to the open seat

*The approved installation of solar panels on the roof of the town hall is now underway.

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