Guelph City Council last night approved some new reduced speed zones near schools.
But councilors did not go along with a staff recommendation to increase the current 30-kilometer per hour limits near schools, to 40-kilometers per hour.
Council will also request a change to the Highway Traffic Act.
Right now, it only allows municipalities to use time specific reduced speed limits, where the signs have flashers.
It’s an expensive option.
Council will request that the Ministry of Transportation, permit this time and date information to be displayed on a tab, located below the sign.
Those 30-kilometer per hour limits, will still be in effect year round.
The city will now be adding more “reduced speed limit zones” near schools.
Council also voted 10 to 1, to move ahead with a Heritage designation on a house at 13 Stuart Street.
The former Cutten family home is now owned by John Rennie.
Some at Council reported that the interior of the building has been completely gutted, and there was a rush put on the designation motion, since some feared the entire home was about to be demolished.
The owners have not applied for a demolition permit.