A Community Safety Zone on Old Highway 2 in Bayside is moving forward as planned.
A Quinte West OPP traffic study showed that the number of drivers speeding near Bayside Secondary was the highest at the times students were going to, and coming from classes.
Monday night Quinte West council approved the designating the area of Bayside Secondary and Bayside Public schools between Aikins and Frost Roads as a Community Safety Zone.
Councillor Don Kuntze said he wanted the zone because of the schools in the area.
Meanwhile, the section along Highway 2 from the Quinte Conservation Authority to Wallbridge-Loyalist Road will remain unchanged at 80 kilometres per hour.
Councillor Kuntze said he heard a lot of feedback from residents saying they didn’t want to see the change happen.
Other speed limit changes will take affect in the City’s west end by Walmart.
A new 50 kilometre per hour speed limit will be set at 2nd Dug Hill Road heading 15 metres west of Little Farm Road. From Little Farm Road it will change to 60 kilometres per hour to Woller Road and County Road 40. It will stay 80 kilometres an hour from there to McMaster Road.
Meanwhile, the municipality also received a plaque from David Gerrish of CLEAResult John MacNaughton of Hydro One for its efforts in saving the 968,151 kWh in annual electricity savings by moving to LED lights.
Gerrish said there were over $300,000 in savings equivalent of removing 100 houses off the grid.
Also on the night, council gave the go ahead for the naming of a street in the Orchard Lane Subdivision at the 16th annual Children’s Foundation Guardian Angel Gala on March 4.
In her delegation to council, Executive Director of the Children’s Foundation Connie Reid said it was a popular auction item at the 2016 gala that went for $5,000.
Last year’s gala raised $130,000 and Reid said they are hoping to have another successful year.
The night ended with the mayor council recognizing veteran Trentionian and City Hall reporter Ernst Kuglin as he heads into retirement this month.
Mayor Jim Harrison presented Kuglin with a certificate of appreciation and gifts saying he has done a “great job” in getting the news out about what’s happening in the City to residents.
“We didn’t always agree with you, but then again you didn’t always agree with us either,” Harrison laughed.
Kuglin who entered the field in Quinte in 1992 retires on January 27.