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Does South Dundas have too many traffic signs or not enough?

At the November 1st council meeting, Deputy Mayor Jim Locke introduced an issue with traffic signs in South Dundas.

“It’s been brought to my attention there are a couple of roads that don’t have any signage.”

“I’ve been looking around,” Locke continued, “I think we need to address our signage policy.”

“We have a number of intersections without any signage. We have more yield signs than I realized.”

Hugh Garlough, Manager of Public Works, spoke up saying, “I don’t think we have a signage policy as such. We can’t just put a yield sign up without a by-law. If we change a yield to a stop, we have to have a by-law.”

“I can look at the whole situation,” he offered.

“I have a map that shows all those yield and stop signs,” Garlough continued, “We’ve gone through that process.”

Mayor Steven Byvelds weighed in saying he’d like staff to come back with some sort of report on how much it would cost to have a thorough review of all our intersections.

“I’d like to hear what the villages think,” he added.

Garlough said, “I’d like to get a comment from Brenda (Brunt, Clerk) and the insurance people about taking stop signs away where they’re used to having them.”

“We don’t want to be pounding a post in and hit a Bell line or a gas line,” he added.

Byvelds thought that staff should “at least look at it.”

In the end, it was decided that the issue would be added to unfinished business as it doesn’t need to be done immediately.

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