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City of Monroe Public Safety Committee: Nov. 16, 2009
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MONROE - At a meeting Monday, the City of Monroe Public Safety Committee:

• Recommend to Council to approve special event for Main Street Lighted Holiday Parade at 6 p.m. Nov. 27. Parking around Square and along parade route will be closed beginning at 3 p.m. With the opening of the Square outer ring, the parade returns to its regular route starting at the Middle School to Turner Hall and then north to the Square.

• Discussed and approved to use State of Wisconsin bid program for 2010 police vehicle purchases. Ewald Automotive Group of Oconomowoc is the vendor for the state bid. Authorization to purchase is contingent upon the City of Monroe 2010 budget being passed.

• Discussed and postponed action on downtown sign and traffic control plan until next meeting. Until then, Director of Public Works Kelly Finkenbinder and Ryan Wilson of Fehr-Graham will take concerns, ideas and suggestions to work into the plan for submission.

• Discuss and postponed action for two months on request for traffic control signs at 26th Avenue and 6th Street. Engineering Supervisor Al Gerber said a traffic control study showed no stop sign is warranted at that intersection. Other options to slow traffic on 6th Street were discussed. Police Chief Fred Kelley said the stop sign at 22nd and 6th Street have had an impact on speeding traffic along the road.

Member Keith Ingwell was absent.