Ringtown targets speeders

RINGTOWN — Borough officials hope new signs that will soon be installed on Spring Street will slow traffic down.

“Some people think it is a race track,” council Vice President Joann Zogby said during Monday’s meeting about the road that runs parallel to Main Street, the borough’s main thoroughfare.

The posted speed limit on Spring Street is 25 mph.

Council President Julian J. Milewski said young people and children are utilize Spring Street for recreational purposes such as skateboarding and bicycling in the summer months.

Pending a review by the road committee, borough workers will install “Children at Play” signs on the street at appropriate sites.

Milewski said Ringtown recently was awarded $1,000 for winning the Tidy Town contest conducted by the Upper Schuylkill Downtowns revitalization organization.

“I’d like to thank the borough workers for their help and the Rotary members who did road cleanup right before the judging because there really was a lot of garbage out there,” Milewski said. “But I’d really like to thank the folks on Main Street who came out and helped. We really appreciate their efforts.”

This money will go into the general fund of the Ringtown revitalization group, Main Street Ringtown Inc.

Milewski also said MSRI is undertaking a street banner project and invited interested individuals to attend the group’s next meeting scheduled for Aug. 22 in the social room of Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church to see the graphic displays under consideration for the banners.