Perham Council continues to debate Quiet Zone [UPDATED]Published 9:30am Friday, November 15, 2013 Updated 11:46am Friday, November 15, 2013
Perham city officials will spend the next few weeks putting together financial options for a potential Quiet Zone before presenting these options to the city council, according to a report in the Perham Focus.
Trains passing through Quiet Zones do not have to blow their whistles to alert drivers or pedestrians of their presence.
Council members discussed the issue Tuesday, and the majority seem on board. But different options come with different financial obligations.
The most affordable plan would come in around $640,000, while the safest plan could cost up to $2.5 million. Such a project likely would go to a referendum.
City officials will also work on a hybrid option, using many of the safety elements of the expensive plan while trying to keep costs down.