Scottville likely to increase speed limit on First St., but not Main St.

September 8, 2015

SCOTTVILLE — The Scottville City Commission is likely going to increase the speed limit of First Street west of Reinberg Avenue. During their regular meeting tonight, Monday, Sept. 8, 2015, commissioners discussed a Michigan State Police speed study that was conducted recently at the request of Scottville Police Department.

See related story here from August 17, 2015.

Because a change in speed requires an ordinance amendment, the commission was unable to act during tonight’s meeting. Instead, a first reading of the ordinance change will be introduced during the Sept. 21 meeting of the commission. A public hearing will then be held during the second reading of the ordinance amendment at the commission’s Oct. 5 meeting.

If the ordinance amendment is approved, the speed limit of First Street west of Reinberg will increase from 30 mph to 40 mph, accept in the curve, which will remain at 15 mph.

The MSP report also recommended an increase in speed from 35 mph to 40 mph on Main Street from the south city limits to Fifth Street. The commissioners chose not to make that change, however.

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