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WATCH Photo by MJ Stafford The speed limit near Fredonia Central School would be lowered to 20 miles per hour under a proposal currently on the table.

Fredonia village officials want to lower the speed limit on Route 20.

A proposal to this effect was unveiled last month during the meeting of the board of directors. This requires a public hearing, which took place on Monday before the regular directors’ meeting.

The speed limit would be lowered on the road 20 to 30 miles per hour, in all village limits. It is currently 40 miles per hour between Clinton Avenue and the start of the Fredonia Central Schools school zone. The road is the main street of the village.

In addition, this school zone would see its speed limit lowered from 30 miles per hour to 20 miles per hour.

The proposed changes would require local law. Former village prosecutor Samuel Drayo, now a town hall keeper, complained last month that the text of the law was not publicly available. Administrator Nicole Siracuse then read the text and the administrators promised it would be on the village website.

This proposal was presented over the summer by a panel working on a wish list for the next round of State Department of Transportation work on Route 20. Siracuse is a member of this panel.

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