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Council slows down traffic in city limits

 
Council slows down traffic in city limits
BAIN SERNA La Vernia High School FFA President Jordyn Kotzur (left) and Historian Brooke Young, both seniors, present La Vernia City Council members Feb. 9 with homemade appreciation gifts.

LA VERNIA -- Traffic safety in residential areas is an increasing concern for the city leaders as La Vernia continues to grow and experience an increased traffic flow in the city limits. The city council discussed ways to increase traffic control awareness in residential neighborhoods at the Feb. 9 council meeting.

The city council unanimously approved erecting a 30-mph speed limit sign at the Silverado subdivision entrance after some homeowners expressed concern about the rate of speed vehicles travel down Jessica Street, among others. The sign will be posted within the next two weeks at the corner of Silverado and Jessica streets.

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit in La Vernia city limits is 30 mph. However, drivers may not know or realize this in certain areas, council members heard. The speed limit sign at Silverado is meant to reinforce what the city law and standard is, as well as serve as a reminder to all drivers to exercise proper judgment in their rate of speed.

“A reasonable and prudent speed is what is required through subdivisions,” Mayor Harold Schott said. “I think these signs will increase awareness and slow folks down.”

In other matters, the council:

•Heard a presentation by La Vernia Independent School District Superintendent Tom Harvey, thanking the council for their support of La Vernia’s schools and students.

•Heard a presentation from Elaine Stephens of the Greater La Vernia Chamber of Commerce’s new “Keep La Vernia Beautiful” committee, regarding future beautification plans and projects.

•Approved an ordinance calling for a municipal election on Saturday, May 12, establishing the procedure for the general election for electing the positions for mayor and two city council seats, currently held by Marie Gerlich and Bobby Richter.

•Approved building a carport in the city yard.

 
 
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