10/10/11 Two additional stop signs were put in place at the east entrance to Menominee Elementary School on Thursday morning.
There was one existing sign on the school property. The two newly installed signs are onDiscovery Lane directly across from the entrance.
The matter was first brought up during a recent meeting of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety. Local resident Cory Collins, who lives almost directly across the street from the entrance, shared his concerns that there are children who cross the street at a marked crosswalk, but there is no guard to help them cross. He said he originally intended to ask for some type of speed bumps, but learned that speed bumps interfere with snow plowing. He then suggested stop signs as a possibility.
Plymouth Police Chief Jim Cox agreed that stop signs would be beneficial. Although the board agreed, the motion to have stop signs installed was dependant upon school authorities to concur. The buses uses that drive for drop offs and pick ups every school day.
Menominee Elementary Principal Michael Dunn said, “It is nice to see local community members like Corey Collins who are looking out for the safety of our students. No one likes to have unwarranted stops. The neighborhood is filled young children, and these stops add an extra layer of protection. I am impressed with the fast response of our city.”
L- Tim Horvath R- Carl Hollar, Plymouth Street Department, installed stop signs on Discovery Lane on Thursday morning.
Carol Anders Correspondent