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Published May 06, 2009, 10:45 AM

Jamestown voters approve train 'quiet zone'

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Voters in Jamestown have decided to set up a "quiet zone" free of train whistles. City officials say the vote in Tuesday's special election was 1,259 in favor of the idea and 1,057 against it. Voters had turned down the quiet zone last June, but supporters petitioned to get the idea reconsidered. The special election was rescheduled due to flooding.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Voters in Jamestown have decided to set up a "quiet zone" free of train whistles.

City officials say the vote in Tuesday's special election was 1,259 in favor of the idea and 1,057 against it.

Voters had turned down the quiet zone last June, but supporters petitioned to get the idea reconsidered. The special election was rescheduled due to flooding.

The quiet zone means changes in rail crossings. Construction costs are estimated at $470,000. The city plans to seek $225,000 in state money and pay the rest through a special assessment of about $1 per year for 10 years.

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