Elgin City Council Looking To Add Digital Speed Limit Signs

Have you ever been frustrated by vehicles failing to slow down when they enter Elgin on Highway 14?
The Elgin City Council is looking to do something about that in the near future.
At Monday night’s meeting, council members discussed purchasing two speed limit signs to inform motorists of their speed as they enter Elgin. Mayor Mike Schmitt said the cost for the signs would be $3,785.60 per sign. In addition, there would be an added cost of providing electricity to the signs.
“It’s been a battle for years,” Councilman Don Mackel, who lives along Highway 14, said about vehicles coming into town.
No decision was made about purchasing the signs, but the council did approve a motion to apply for an electrical permit through the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Christmas decorations
Are you nostaligic for Christmas’ past?
Christmas decorations which once adorned the light poles along Second Avenue, replaced last year with new ornaments courtesy of the Q125 Committee, are being put up for sale.
Kept at the City shop, the old Christmas lights are now available for purchase at a bargain price of $15 per light. Inquiries should be made at City Hall. These lights were purchased by the Elgin Community Club many years ago. The organization gave the go-ahead for the City to sell the lights recently. Any money raised from the sale will go towards the construction of a building to house the new fixtures.
Be the first on your block to own a piece of Elgin’s Christmas Past. Contact City Clerk Vicki Miller for more details.

For the complete story, see the print edition of The Elgin Review.