City Council will discuss 'Slow Down Farmington' signs

The Daily Times staff
Vehicles drive past Colinas Del Norte Park on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2015 on North Dustin Avenue in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — The Farmington City Council will once again take up the topic of using yard signs to combat speeding. 

The Council last week asked staff to explore the feasibility of a "Slow Down Farmington" campaign that would allow residents to get signs to put up in their yards. The signs are intended to raise awareness about speeding in neighborhoods.

The Council meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at 800 N. Municipal Drive.

City staff recommends that Farmington kick off the "Slow Down Farmington" campaign during the Farmington Police Department's National Night Out on Oct. 3 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Farmington. About 250 signs will be distributed during the event if the initiative is approved. The estimated cost for the signs is $1,250, according to the Council's agenda.

After National Night Out, the city will order signs based on requests from community members.

In addition to Farmington's meeting, Aztec will hold a town hall meeting hosted by the community development department to discuss city planning initiatives. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Aztec City Hall, 201 W. Chaco St.