Youth brings forward speeding concerns to Council after cat gets hit by car on Spencer

July 8, 2021   ·   0 Comments

By Sam Odrowski

A young man named Nathan called in during Question Period of Orangeville Council’s regular meeting last Monday (June 28) to voice his concerns over speeding traffic on his street – Spencer Avenue.

“I need cars to slow down so there are no accidents,” he said. “June 14 was the worst day of my life. I lost my cat DJ to a car. He was hit in front of my house. I need traffic to slow down so accidents like this don’t happen any anymore.”

He added that he doesn’t want to see his friends or neighbours lose their pets like he did.

“I don’t want any people getting hurt either. People drive ridiculously fast on my street. Please help me. Please help and make my street, my neighborhood safer,” Nathan remarked.

Mayor Sandy Brown offered his condolences over the loss of Nathan’s family pet. He told him that there is a traffic safety plan currently in the works and that safety issues along Spencer Avenue have been brought forward by Coun. Todd Taylor in the past.

Mayor Brown also noted the changes to Town speed limits from 50km/hr to 40km/hr in an effort to improve traffic safety.

“We are listening and I want to thank you Nathan for coming to our meeting and giving your opinion and your voice to the council tonight,” said Mayor Brown.

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