Posted on behalf of Martha Polachi, President of the 'Sconset Civic Association.
I went before the Traffic and Safety Committee a couple of weeks ago to let them know what we had done this summer in the village to slow traffic in Sconset and ask for their help with this issue.
Recently there was a Municipal Modernization Bill that gave authority to all of the towns in the state of Massachusetts to set enforceable speed limits of 25 MPH and they also gave authority to towns to set safety zones and post signs in those areas with a speed limit of 20MPH which is also enforceable.
The town of Nantucket will be voting on accepting this authority in April at our town meeting. I plan to attend and vote in favor.
I have drafted a letter to the Selectmen on behalf of the Sconset Civic Association and the village of Sconset in support of accepting this authority and asked that they designate the village of Sconset as a safety zone so that we will have an enforceable speed limit around the village of 20MPH by summer of 2017.