Signs to warn of dangerous river currentThe Hudson City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted last week to recommend posting signs warning of the dangerous St.
By: Randy Hanson, Hudson Star-Observer
The Hudson City Council’s Public Safety Committee voted last week to recommend posting signs warning of the dangerous St. Croix River current between the end of the dike road and the Minnesota shore.
The action was a response to the June 18 drowning of a Lake Elmo, Minn., youth who attempted to swim the river channel.
The wording the committee suggested for the signs was “Danger: Swift river current, swim at your own risk.”
Committee members Mary Yacoub, the chairperson, Rich Vanselow and John Hoggatt also voted to recommend removal of the stop signs on Vine Street at Fourth Street.
Yacoub questioned the need for signs since the public library has been moved from Fourth Street to Vine and First streets.
She said she didn’t think that Fourth and Vine is a dangerous intersection.
The City Council is expected to take up the recommendations at its meeting next Monday night.