positive reaction from residents
Several of our neighbors have responded with emails to this site and to the County Commissioners. The comments have been that we need speed controls not only on Tanglewood Dr, but throughout the neighborhood. This is a good time to raise this issue as constructing speed tables or other controls in conjunction with the proposed road work will certainly reduce cost. This is a pertinent point, as the neighborhood will be responsible for the cost (more on this below).
comments from Commissioner Robinson
Yesterday’s article encouraged residents to contact commissioners and let them know your interest. Apparently there have been more than a few emails because Commissioner Christine Robinson asked that I clarify some aspects of this issue:
- More emails to commissioners won’t make things happen more quickly. Unlike our sewer initiative there is a process in place for this type of project.
- Speed tables or other traffic calming measures are processed via the Public Improvement District Program. Under this program, at least 67% of property owners within the neighborhood must sign a petition in favor of establishing a district for the construction of traffic calming devices.
- Property owners are responsible for project costs via annual assessments.
- Public Works Director Isaac Brownman will be available to provide guidance should we elect to proceed with this project.
It looks like the next step will be for someone to step up and start a petition. I’m certain that the commissioners enjoy hearing from us, but working thru the process will be more productive than piling on more emails. If someone will contact Mr.Brownman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and get the process started I’ll be happy to post your findings here.