Roachdale Town Council sets weight limits on streets

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ROACHDALE -- Town Council members called a special meeting early Monday morning to discuss several ordinances being prepared by Town Attorney Tom Casey.

First and second readings for ordinances on parking, speed limit changes and weight limits on town streets will take place at the next regular town council meeting.

These include adding a new stop sign at the corner of E. Maple and Oak Streets, posting a 20 mph speed sign on Oak Street and changing the speed limit on S. Indiana from 30 to 20 mph.

No parking will be allowed on the west side of Walnut Street from Railroad to South Street. Any violation will result in a first fine of $25 plus towing of the vehicle at the owner's expense. A second ticket will cost $50 plus towing and a third will cost $100 plus towing costs.

No trucks will be allowed on side streets except for Indiana with the exception of delivery trucks. Fines for violating this ordinance are also $25 for first offense, $50 for a second and $100 for a third.

Council members also set the weight limit for trucks on local streets at a maximum of 5 tons.

Bill Long and Jack Jones will attend an Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) meeting in Crawfordsville on March 25. They hope to hear that the contractor for the construction project of Indiana Street from Railroad Street to S. R. 236 will be given the go ahead to start the project.

The road construction includes full depth asphalt pavement replacement, new sidewalks, plus curbs, gutters and a new storm sewer system.

Once the project begins, a detour will go into effect for all grain trucks. They will have to travel down S.R. 236 to S. R. 231 to S. R. 234 into Ladoga and then south to the feed mill.

The Roachdale regular town council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

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