May 7, 2013 at 12:56 pm
The grand forks city council has approved a new policy that will allow for signage to mark the spot where someone has been killed in a car accident. Relatives of those who died can apply to the city for a standardized sign that will be placed on a traffic pole at the crash site. The policy places a ten year limit on the sign and it can only be placed along main arterial streets. The application fee is 30 dollars. Council member terry bjerke says the sign will replace the flower and cross memorials that family members often leave.
Even though the council opted for a policy over an ordinance city attorney howard swanson says it is enforceable.
The policy will cover crashes dating back five years and any future accidents.