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Sharpsburg seeks traffic study before reducing speed limit to 15 mph

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SHARPSBURG — Town commissioners will wait on reducing the speed limit until police can conduct a traffic study.

An agenda item on Tuesday’s meeting called for commissioners to discuss reducing the townwide speed limit from 25 mph to 15 mph.

Commissioner Beverly Davis introduced a motion to table the item, with Mayor Robert Williams asking Police Chief Michael Thomas to conduct a study to determine why the change is needed.

“We need to be able to justify it,” Williams said.

Thomas said he had no objection to returning to the board with such a study.

The board also decided to take no action on a requested change to the town’s golf cart ordinance enacted in 2018.

Thomas said he’s had no issues with golf carts.

Davis said no one’s complained, so there’s no reason to change the rule.

Williams said it was a ridiculous idea that the town even allows golf carts.

“We don’t have a golf course,” Williams said.

The board voted unanimously to award a $500 nonprofit grant to the Attention Before Detention Foundation.

Commissioners met via the Zoom videoconference platform.

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