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The Jamestown Board of Aldermen has approved a speed limit reduction of 10 mph within city limits.

The board approved the change from 30 mph to 20 mph during its July 1 meeting.

Mayor Larry Borts said the city previously had an ordinance that was never posted or enforced to reduce the speed.

"The ordinance stated that any street that was not marked, the speed limit was 30 mph," Borts said. "Thirty mph on some of these streets here is way too fast."

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on non-marked streets was 20 mph, he said.

New signs will be posted at the four entrances to town on Missouri 87 and Missouri 179.

The city received complaints about speeding on School Street, which did not have speed limit signage. Board members approved a purchase from Missouri Vocational Enterprises of two signs for School Street at a cost of $87.

Signs will be installed before school begins Aug. 15 with a 15 mph speed limit from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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