Last week, the President of the Sconset Civic Association sent the following message to the Selectmen for the Town of Nantucket regarding an upcoming vote at the April 1 Town Meeting.
I am writing to you to encourage a "yes" vote at town meeting regarding the granting of authority by the Commonwealth of MA to each town in the commonwealth to post enforceable 20MPH speed limits in designated areas. The village of Sconset is most supportive of a "yes" vote and would like to see the majority of the village of Sconset designated with enforceable 20MPH signage, given the density of the population and the active pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic.
Last summer there was a campaign by members of the village of Sconset to try and slow traffic with more "go slow" signage and regular requests to the Police Department to monitor traffic speed. We believe that posting additional 20 MPH signs around Sconset that are enforceable by law, will help alleviate speeding vehicles by providing an opportunity to the Police Department to ticket offending vehicles and bring more awareness to traffic speed in the village.
Thank you in advance for your "yes" vote regarding legal and enforceable 20MPH signage in the town of Nantucket and surrounding villages.
President, Siasconset Civic Association