Railroad Corridor Quiet Zone - Village of Shorewood Hills
VILLAGE OF SHOREWOOD HILLS Resolution R-2001-1
Approving the Village Railroad Corridor as a Quiet Zone
Whereas the Village of Shorewood Hills has five railroad crossings within the Village limits that pass through residential and commercial areas of the Village, and Whereas current safety practices require the railroad to sound whistles at each crossing, disrupting the environs of the community, and
Whereas the Village of Shorewood Hills, in consultation with the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, has proposed to enhance the safety measures at each crossing to improve crossing safety in the absence of train whistles, and
Whereas the Village of Shorewood Hills aspires to improve the quality of life for residents affected by train whistles, and improve the level of safety for all motorists and pedestrians at railroad crossings,
Now therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Trustees of the village of Shorewood Hills that the Village requests that following implementation of the crossing safety measures, the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads designate the Village railroad corridor as a quiet zone, in which the use of train whistles is limited to emergency situations.
Adopted this 22nd day of January, 2001, by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Shorewood Hills, County of Dane, State of Wisconsin.