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Plum Council Notebook: November Workshop Meeting

Here's a round up of the borough's Nov. 7 work session. Among matters discussed: Trestle Road speeding and the Plum Senior Center improvements.

Here's a roundup of items discussed at the Nov. 7 Plum Council work session.

Trestle Road Traffic Study

Officials presented the results of a traffic study on Trestle Road performed by Trans Associates.

to stop speeding on the small residential road last spring.

Trans Associates found that the average speed of those traveling the road is 42 miles per hour. The speed limit on the road is 25 miles per hour. Fifteen percent of the cars are going faster, according to the study.

Traffic calming measures, Trans Associates reported, would include speed humps every 300 feet and a total of 12 signs posted on the road.

The cost for the measures would be about $10,000. The study itself cost $3,600, according to assistant borough manager Greg Bachy.

Council agreed to hold off on a decision about the traffic calming measures until members know more about the 2012 budget.

Senior Center Improvements

Council members agreed to co-sign a loan that will go toward completion of the 's and invited senior center staff to meet with the borough finance committee to further discuss the matter.

The senior center is seeking about $100,000 to complete the $850,000 project. The borough owns the property the senior center is on.

Repp Road Repairs

Plum received six bids for a project to fix the Repp Road road slide. The low bid of $118,000 came in from BJC Enterprises; the high bid of $250,000 from Carmen Paliotta.

Officials will vote to award a contract for the work at next week's regular council meeting.

New Borough Code Official

Council plans to appoint Jason Strailey as its new borough code official. Strailey is Plum's assistant planning director. The appointment will not affect his compensation.

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