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Engine brake ordinance, loan guarantee among Council topics

May 8, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry - At Monday's St. Marys City Council meeting, City Solicitor Tom Wagner explained details of an engine brake ordinance and details on a loan guarantee the city has entered into with the Benzinger Township Golf Authority. Shown from left Wagner, City of St. Marys Mayor Sally Geyer and City Manager Dave Greene.

Members of St. Marys City Council continued their discussion about instituting an engine brake ordinance during their Monday evening meeting.
As part of the proposed ordinance, signs would be placed along South St. Marys Street near the elementary school. Residents have complained about the loud noises trucks make while they apply their jake brakes as they descend the hill to the traffic light entering downtown.
City Solicitor Tom Wagner voiced his concern, stating if the city adopted such an ordinance and could not enforce it, it would place council in an awkward position with the residents who requested it.

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