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ORDINANCE NO. 2006-02


AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING AND ADJUSTING ESTABLISHED SPEED LIMITS

WITHIN THE TOWN OF WOLCOTT, INDIANA



WHEREAS, the Council of the Town of Wolcott is always concerned with the safety and well-being of all persons within the corporate limits of the Town of Wolcott, Indiana; and


WHEREAS, a number of resident citizens have expressed concerns regarding current speed levels observed within the Town, expressing a belief that the safety of children and pedestrians is in jeopardy; and


WHEREAS, after investigating the matter, consulting with Town officials and with leaders of other communities with similar status, the Council of the Town of Wolcott has determined that the reasonable and safe maximum speed for vehicles on streets in the Town of Wolcott should not exceed 25 miles per hour, and in the interest of the citizens of the Town of Wolcott the Council should adopt an ordinance modifying the existing speed limits within the Town;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of the Town of Wolcott, White County, Indiana, as follows:



SECTION I


(a) Unless otherwise posted, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive or propel any motor or other vehicle over or upon the any roads or streets of the Town of Wolcott at a speed greater than 25 miles per hour.


(b) Unless otherwise posted, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive or propel any motor or other vehicle over or upon any alley of the Town of Wolcott at a speed greater than 15 miles per hour.


(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) hereof, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive or propel any motor or other vehicle over or upon any alley, road, street, or highway within the Town of Wolcott at a speed in excess of the posted speed limits.


(d) Notwithstanding the provisions hereof, the speed limits on US Highway 24 within the boundaries of the Town of Wolcott shall remain as established and posted by Indiana Department of Transportation.


(e) Persons violating this section shall be subject to a civil fines and penalties for traveling in excess of posted limits (speeding) as established by Indiana Law.






SECTION II


Effective Date


This Amendment to Ordinance No. 2006-02 shall be in full force and effect when, after


adoption, notice of its adoption shall have been published in accordance with Indiana Law.


Passed and adopted by the common Council of the Town of Wolcott, White County, State of


Indiana, this 15th day of August, 2006.


AYE NAY




/s/ Robin D. Hensler

Robin D. Hensler, Council President

/s/ Marsha L. Mackey

Marsha L. Mackey, Council Member

/s/ Danny L. Sheets

Danny L. Sheets, Council Member

ATTEST:



/s/ Linda S. Bajzatt

Linda S. Bajzatt, IAMC, CMC

Clerk-Treasurer



Authority: IC 9-21-5-6





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