The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Elizabeth Pullman
Whitehall Ledger 

Whitehall Ledger to Start Fundraising for Signs

 

After much response from the Ledger editorial on the traffic and rates of speed which many vehicles are traveling on Legion Avenue, as well as Whitehall Street, The Ledger is looking to make a difference and is asking for the community's assistance.

The Ledger would like to begin a fundraiser for four (4) radar speed signs. Radar speed signs, also known as driver feedback signs or radar speed displays, are traffic calming devices designed to slow speeders down by alerting them of their speed. They are being used across the country, and around the world, because they are effective at slowing speeding drivers down. These are the signs seen in many local communities; Three Forks, by the school, for example.

These signs cost about $3,500 a piece. Two are needed (East/West) on Legion Avenue, and two are needed (North/ South) on Whitehall Street.

The Ledger is working on a grant application to Whitehall's TIF Board, but anything over $2,000 must be matched, as stipulated by the grants parameters. This is where the Ledger is hoping concerned parents, residents, and business owners will help chip in to defer the costs and help get the matching funds via the TIF grant.

If you are interested in donating, please contact the Ledger at 406-287-5301 or whledger@gmail.com. An account will be set up at Rocky Mountain Bank as well; contact the Ledger for details on how to deposit directly into the account.

Let's keep our two main streets safe for all and keep a legal speed limit always on the minds of all drivers.

 

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