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Petition Brought to City Council to Help Deter Speeders in an Area of Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – A petition is circulating in the City of Mt. Vernon to either lower the speed limit to 15 mph or add an all-way stop to the intersection of Stanley Avenue and North 18th Street.

A concerned citizen that lives in that neighborhood, Melissa Star, spoke to the City Council Monday night.

Star mentioned the Mt. Vernon Police Department has placed a radar display in that area in the past, but says it’s a temporary deterrent for speeders in the neighborhood. Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis says he and the council will move this petition along and investigate what options they have that would help.

There is currently a single stop sign where North 18th joins Stanley Avenue.