MARION — Marion city officials will soon begin reviewing the placement of traffic signs in its school zones in the wake of being contacted by a San Antonio man who says as many as two dozen warning, street and school zone signs in the community don’t comply with state regulations.
And so far, he’s only reviewed about a quarter of the city that sits astride FM 78 between McQueeney and Cibolo.
Mayor Glenn Hild said he and Public Works Director Randy Schwenn have begun looking at the signs after being contacted by e-mail by Anthony N. Schneider Sr.
In a series of e-mails Schneider sent to Marion officials this week that were then sent to the Seguin Gazette Enterprise, Schneider informs Schwenn and Marion Police Chief Reed Crane of what he says are numerous violations in the placement, materials or repair of traffic control signs around the city — including signs placed in school zones that lower the speed limit or prohibit cell phone use, which Schneider says use non-standard colors or materials that raise issues of uniformity with state signs out on FM 78.
Would someone please get Mr. Schneider (if that is his real name), a life (try golf), geez. I’m retired and even I can find more and better things to do than rinky dink with honest working people with barn yard stuff; also get TxDOT a brain and get some one to help get their head out of their underside.
To think TxDOT would make a dangerous rule (not a law), for sign for safety to be 7 feet above the line of sight on a city street is not only inane, but dangerous!
To read such a sign while driving north or south on St. Paul or St. Joseph at 20 m.p.h. and reading that sign means you might have just run over a child or a crossing guard or run up on the curb. Way to go TxDOT.
So leave the sign at eye level and keep things safe. Let Chief Crow worry about keeping drugs, guns and child and family abusers off our streets instead of having to worry about rinky dink stuff.