The Dexter Village Council unanimously approved the purchase of a portable speed management sign to regulate traffic in the village at its meeting on Monday.
According to Village Manager Donna Dettling, the sign will be used at various locations within the community in an effort to get motorists to obey the posted speed limit.
"The interest in this type of enforcement and data collection tool began with a request for a four-way stop at the intersection of Eastridge and Bridgeway to slow down motorists," Dettling said. "Council has also received complaints over the past few years of speeding in neighborhoods throughout the village."
The cost of the sign is $3,515 and will be supplied by Radarsign. The sign will be paid for through the village's street fund and major project fund.
The sign is equipped with a radar unit and displays the area speed limit as well as the speed of approaching vehicles on a large LED display board. When a vehicle approaches at a speed higher than the pre-set limit, the speed flashes to alert drivers to slow down.
In other action:
- The board approved a two-year lease agreement of 8050 Main St. with Scot Thomas to operate Wild West Adventures Barbecue.