Erlanger Approves New School Zone, Applauds Money for Stevenson Road
The City of Erlanger finalized the ordinance that will establish a school zone on a portion of Commonwealth Avenue and all of Baker Street.
The idea was brought up last month in response to multiple accidents involving vehicles and students walking to school.
Flashing lights and school-zone signs will be placed in the area, and speed limits will be reduced.
The ordinance was adopted 11-1 with Councilman Don Nicely the only vote against it.
The new school zone extends 660 feet on either side of the intersection along Commonwealth and includes all of Baker. The speed limit will be 25 MPH.
Council approved a resolution to enter into an agreement with the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security for a project to secure a grant for the new digital radios which are set to go into use county-wide in the next couple of years. City Attorney Jack Gatlin specified that the city was not adopting the procurement code, but rather complying with it for the purpose of the radio project. He also said that a lot of other cities don't adopt the code either.
State Senator Chris McDaniel, who is visitng city governments across his district, came to Erlanger to update the city on recently concluded legislative session. One of the things that garnered applause was when the senator told council that Erlanger will receive some money from the road fund to help fix Stevenson Road by Jaqueline Drive.
-Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor