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Public Safety to Discuss 'Quiet Zones'

The West Chester Borough Council Public Safety Committee will discuss establishing quiet zones in neighborhoods surrounding West Chester University.

The West Chester Borough Council will hold its second round of committee meetings on Tuesday starting at 5:30 p.m.  Public Safety holds its meeting first followed by Finance at 6:30 p.m. and Planning, Zoning and Industrial Development at 7:30 p.m.

Borough Committees make recommendations that full council will vote on during their regular meeting.  Below are the highlights from each agenda:

Public Safety

The public safety committee will once again discuss establishing “quiet zone” signage in certain neighborhoods near West Chester University.  The committee will discuss which neighborhoods these signs should be in.  The signs will not necessarily be enforceable, but the committee hopes they will act as a deterrent.  The committee will also discuss any changes that might be made in the private security patrol program.  The committee has suggested that changes be made to how reports of the program’s progress are made.

Finance

This is always the most exciting agenda.  The committee will discuss hiring a parking department director.  There will be a vote on a proposed budget modification, and there will be a discussion about “revising the budget to reflect departmental expenses and revenues.”

Planning, Zoning and Industrial Development

The main one here is that the committee will discuss expanding the historic district to allow the Historic Architecture Review Board and Borough Council to regulate demolitions.

 

nona February 11, 2013 at 06:24 PM
re: Signs for Quiet Zones: May as well attach a can of spray paint to them for the graffiti that is bound to occur. How about just enforce the quiet enjoyment of neighborhoods? The police are already being paid to do that. Now buy signs and the costs of installation to add to borough spending?
nnfulhub February 12, 2013 at 09:15 PM
I like the idea of deeming neighborhoods 'quiet zones', but the signs should be enforceable and state the $$ amount of fines. That way the fines could help offset the capital costs of the signs.

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