WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — Residents throughout the township need to pay close attention to posted speed limits, Chief Chip Brown told township supervisors, but those traveling on residential streets near Cora Clark Park should pay particular attention to safety.
“I’d like to ask residents to please slow down in the First, Second, Render and Ravine areas off Williamson Road,” Brown said during his report at the supervisors’ meeting this week. “We have been getting complaints that people in those areas are speeding.”
Brown said there has been an increase in the number of young children in the area northeast of the Williamson Road and Morgan Street intersection, just south and west of Cora Clark Park.
“If you live in those areas — or all areas where kids are at play,” Brown said, “slow down when you go through and note the kids in those areas.”
The speed limit on the streets in question, which also include Tremont and Star streets, is 25 mph. The limit posted on Williamson Road is 35 mph.
During the work session that preceded the Wednesday meeting, Supervisor John Shartle said a similar announcement regarding the area would be posted to the township website as well.
“It’s probably a good idea in all the areas,” Secretary-Treasurer Jill Dunlap said.
Mike Crowley can be reached at 724-6370 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.