CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry Atherton, Marshall District Supervisor

April 15, 2002

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Elizabeth Cook

Community Development

Topic:  A.RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF             TRANSPORTATION INSTALL SIGNS ADVISING OF THE MAXIMUM PENALTY OR            EXCEEDING THE POSTED MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IN THE VILLAGE OF ORLEAN

 

At the request of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which has received requests from both citizens and the Sheriff's Office, and with the concurrence of the Board of Supervisors, signs advising of the maximum penalty ($200) for exceeding the speed limit would be installed in the Village of Orlean along those sections of Leeds Manor Road (Route 688) with a posted twenty-five (25 mph) miles per hour speed limit.  These signs will be placed at locations VDOT deems appropriate. 

The Code of Virginia provides that the "…Operation of any motor vehicle in excess of a maximum speed limit established for a highway in a residence district, when indicated by appropriately placed signs displaying the maximum speed limit and the penalty for violations, shall be unlawful and constitute a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $200, in addition to other penalties provided by law." 

At its March 27, 2002, meeting, the County's Transportation Committee recommended that the Board of Supervisors approve the request to install maximum penalty for exceeding the speed limit signs. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

 Recommend the Board of Supervisors adopt the attached resolution, included as Attachment 1.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

 There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request: 

VDOT

Sheriff's Office

Attachment 1:  Resolution of Approval