e recent special meeting of the Perry City Council, the bulk of the time was spent discussing stop signs.
The stop signs in question are at the intersections of North Street and 16th and 18th streets. Construction on North Street is complete. The 18th Street paving project is also complete, which created a need for permanent stop signs in the area to replace the temporary ones. The City had initially planned to place four-way stops at each intersection, but at a previous meeting, the council members in attendance felt two-way stops would suffice.
However, at the special meeting with the whole Council present, the discussion became more complicated. City Administrator Sven Peterson explains, “There’s a lot of passion, and a lot of discussion going both ways. I think we heard from just about every councilperson, as well as our city engineer, public works, and police. A lot of good conversation, and I think that’s a very important part of council meetings and transparency of local government.”
In the end, the Council decided to hold off on making a final decision. Peterson says they’ll see how traffic patterns go, particularly when school starts. To help out, the public works department will be placing traffic counters in the area. The Council will revisit the issue in August.
To hear more about this and other topics from the recent Perry City Council meeting, listen to Wednesday’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program at RaccoonValleyRadio.com.