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Public Safety Recommends Quiet Signs

The West Chester Borough Public Safety Committee recommends quiet zone signs for certain borough neighborhoods.

The West Chester Borough Council Public Safety Committee recommended that the borough move forward with constructing “Quiet Zone” signs in the neighborhoods surrounding West Chester University.

The proposal calls for 240 signs to be distributed among some 60 blocks primarily in the southeast quadrant of the borough.

The program will cost the borough an estimated $4,230.

“It will be a good part of the education process,” said borough council and committee member Jordan Norley.  “Hopefully it will help keep some of the behavior in check.”

The signs themselves will read: “Quiet Zone 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. minimum fine $250.”

Borough Council will vote on whether or not to build the signs at the borough council work session meeting scheduled for Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.

nnfulhub February 13, 2013 at 03:30 PM
I'm glad they chose to put the fine amount and hours on the sign. It also seems like these would be enforceable, which is positive. Not a bad cost to the boro either - only 17 minimum fines to break even.
nona February 13, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Yes, makes sense if fines are clearly stated and routinely enforced. Would also be a good idea to have student housing landlords incorporate that caveat into leases.
Tired_of_Borough_Council February 17, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Cant wait to wake up the first Saturday these signs are put up around the borough, to find that they have all been stolen... Good idea by borough council... unfortunately these aren't going to work. Talk to the police... they are the ones enforcing it, not the freakin' sign... If Jordan Norley supported it, maybe he can pay for the replacement signs out of his own pocket? That would be a good allocation of funds, coming from his pocket, not the borough's who I pay my damn real estate taxes to.
Kate February 21, 2013 at 11:38 AM
The University has been in West Chester since before 1900. If you live near the University, you chose to do so knowing that college students are loud. If you don't like the noise, move!
Ed Walnut February 22, 2013 at 08:07 AM
I'll stay- just shut up. Thanks.

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