Your Town Minocqua: Donation refurbishes Minocqua police speed board

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MINOCQUA, Wis. (WSAW) -- The police sign in Minocqua that helps drivers avoid speeding tickets has been refurbished thanks to a local company.

Last fall, Chief David Jaeger said weather conditions had caused their speed board to fall apart.

When department staff took the board to Island Collision Center, the employees would not let the department use about $2,000 tax dollars to pay for repairs.

Instead, the paint, decals, under-wheel and storage box coatings and trailer light re-wiring were all donated costs.

"Very thankful for the relationship and partnerships that we have formed with businesses in our community that help provide us with next level service that the citizens of this community deserve," Chief Jaeger said.

The chief said the speed board is such a useful tool because many times drivers do not realize how fast they are going.

Simply by seeing the sign, Jaeger said it makes drivers take a second look at their speed, making road conditions safer.