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State Rejects Speed Change On Osborne Ave.

Without any evidence that there is a problem, the state Department of Transportation said no to a request to lower the speed limit on Osborne Avenue to 45 mph.

The Town of Sangerfield had made the request to drop the limit from 55 mph between Route 20 and the village line, where the speed drops to 30 mph.

At last week’s Sangerfield Town Board meeting Supervisor Jeff Reynolds said the state based the decision on lack of proof it’s a problem, such as accidents or radar studies.

In other matters from the one-hour public portion of the meeting, some changes were approved to the Town Board as of July 1.

Reynolds will resign as supervisor and be replaced by former supervisor Bill Fredericks. Board member Michelle Barnes resigned and was replaced by former supervisor Kevin Kelley.

Highway Department Superintendent Karl Buschor said money has been received from both CHiPs and FEMA, with more expected from both. The department is busy cleaning ditches and culverts and cutting back brush on shoulders.

Fredericks, who had been a member of the Planning Board until accepting the appointment as supervisor, said the Planning Board planned to meet the next night to come up with an opinion on the Special Use Permit request by Dustin Dwyer. Dwyer and his wife operate Tyler Manor, their home which can be rented for private events.

Fredericks said the Planning Board wanted to get the interpretation...

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper. 

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