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Committee formed to deal with speeding

September 09, 1997

SHARPSBURG - A town resident concerned about speeding traffic has been charged with forming a committee to help address the problem.

The problem probably won't get any better with plans for a film studio to be built in Washington County for Civil War films, said Councilman Russell Weaver.

County officials who encourage economic development in the area owe the town impact studies from such projects, Weaver said.

Officials announced plans on Aug. 27 to film a major motion picture based on the novel "Gods and Generals" in the county, which could include location shoots near the town.

The issue arose after Jennifer Silbert, of 215 E. Main St., said she was concerned about traffic and speeding on Main Street at all hours of the night.

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"People are flying by my place at 50 and more miles per hour," said Silbert.

Long-term solutions as well as short-term answers to the problem are needed, she said. Using speed cameras and the town's deputy aren't enough, she said.

Mayor George Kesler asked Silbert to organize a committee to help address the problem.

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