Salisbury considers speed readers on state roads

SALISBURY — At a meeting of the Board of Selectmen Monday, June 3, First Selectman Curtis Rand raised options available through the Department of Transportation to catch speeders.

Rand said there is a possibility of getting one or two speed cameras for use on state roads in town.

Selectman Chris Williams was wary of the idea, noting that speed cameras, unlike state troopers, can’t assess a situation and give a warning rather than a ticket.

Selectman Kitty Kiefer said the town should apply and in the process the public can weigh in.

On the subject of speeding, Rand said he thinks it’s worth taking another run at the state Department of Transportation about discouraging speeding along Main Street (Route 44), either with a lowered speed limit or a median island.

And on the subject of unmodified, loud brakes on tractor trailer, Rand said he and resident trooper Wil Veras have identified “four or five trucks, but we can’t catch them.”

“Will has caught some,” he added. “The message to the public is we’re working on it.”

Rail Trail

Rand said people worried about paving the Rail Trail “are getting over their skis.”

“There is no plan to pave the Rail Trail.”

He emphasized that there are no approved plans for affordable housing at the Pope property on Salmon Kill Road, which includes a popular section of the Rail Trail.

“There are concepts.”

He said in the future there will be additional plans and formal applications.

(More housing here.)

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