Unlawful in Panton

To the Editor: In July, the Panton Selectboard warned the town that it had an amended traffic ordinance lowering the speed limit on town highway 1 (Panton Road to Pease Road to Lake Street) from 45 MPH to 40 MPH. The notice began with the statement On the basis of engineering and traffic studies... Unfortunately, in the opinion of Amy Gamble of VTrans, the selectboard failed to complete the engineering and traffic study required by Vermont Statute Title 23/1007. This has put the Addison County Sheriffs Department in the awkward position of enforcing a traffic ordinance that was unlawfully adopted...(So) what is the legal speed limit on town highway 1...? J. Douglas Dows

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