The City Council unanimously approved a request by Ward 5 Councillor John Powers to install â€œSlow, Childrenâ€ signs at appropriate locations on Sagamore Street and Rice Avenue.
Powers said there is a playground on Sagamore Street and that children and their families use Rice Avenue for access to the beach area.
â€œIn a way to curtail speeding and advise people that there are children in those areas, I think this [request for signs] is something that really should happen right away, within a week or so.â€
Powers was also successful in getting a motion approved that will result in a stop sign being installed on Rice Avenue at the intersection of Delano and Whitin Avenues.
Interestingly after the two measures were passed, Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino raised â€œa point of inquiryâ€, asking whether Powersâ€™ two requests were â€œwork orders.â€
â€œI always submit them through 311,â€ said Serino. â€œI would start putting them in as motions, but I didnâ€™t think that was proper order for our rules of order.
â€œYou are correct,â€ Council President Anthony Zambuto assured Serino. â€œBut Iâ€™m giving a little leeway here.â€