The Marshall County Commissioners approved an amendment to a speed limit ordinance on 12th and Peach roads.
The speed limit has been reduced to 35 mph from 40 mph in those areas. Dave Winrotte told the commissioners that he circulated the original petition to reduce the speed limit to 35 mph for safety reasons–not to allow golf carts. He noted that although the traffic study results indicated an average speed of 37.8 mph, many drivers do exceed the speed limit and that the hills and curves on the two roads make it difficult to see oncoming traffic.
The commissioners suspended the rules and the ordinance passed on the first, second, and third readings. The speed limit on 12th Road between Olive and Peach and on Peach Road to Menominee Trail is now 35 mph. It is the speed limit that allows the use of golf carts on those roads.
The Marshall County Commissioners will meet this morning where Clerk Julie Fox will discuss a polling site change in Union Township.