Area of Collins Ferry
Collins Ferry Road Road Affairs
The October 2004 WVDOH traffic study report was discussed. As noted at the January 2005 SNA meeting, this report recommends changes at the intersection of Collins Ferry Road with University Avenue that seem incomplete (Baldwin Street is not in redesign of intersection) and undesired (University to Collins Ferry is the main road). Roy Nutter reported that the City Traffic Commission also had questions about the proposed design. Roy noted that this topic could be on the agenda for the April meeting of the Traffic Commission. A motion was made, seconded and approved that the SNA prepared a memo expressing the SNA concern about the proposed design for Roy and Don Spencer to share with the Traffic Commission. Click here to read the draft memo.
Collins Ferry Road Speed Limit
A January 3rd memo written by Chairman Ron Eck of the City Traffic Commission states that the WVDOH is willing to leave the speed limit on Collins Ferry Road at 25 mph. The SNA thanks the City, NETL and Mylan for their support in this endeavor to oppose the proposed WVDOH decision to increase the speed limit to 35 mph that would have encouraged further speeding in the Suncrest neighborhood. Also, a copy of a January 24th traffic study report from the WVDOH that was received at the meeting. This report recommends changes at the intersection of Collins Ferry Road with University Avenue that seem incomplete (Baldwin Street is not in redesign of intersection) and undesired (University to Collins Ferry is the main road).
Report on Neighborhood Speeding: Ron Justice emphasized the City’s strong support for the SNA’s request to WVDOT not to increase the speed limit on Collins Ferry Road. Larry Schwab has received formal letters of support for this SNA request to WVDOH from the NETL and Mylan; copies of letters were available at meeting. Despite this comprehensive level of support for the SNA request to WVDOH, the only known reply from the WVDOH is that it plans to meet sometime with Ron Eck, Chairman of the City Traffic Commission.
Report on Neighborhood Speeding: Sandra Poulson, as approved at the last SNA meeting, sent a letter for the SNA to WVDOT to request that WVDOT not increase the speed limit on Collins Ferry Road. Support for this SNA request to WVDOT is being pursued from the City, NETL and Mylan by residents of Suncrest, etc.
Report on Neighborhood Speeding: Roy Nutter, a member of the City Traffic Commission, reported that City Engineer Terry Hough had shared a June 16, 2004 letter that she had received from the WVDOH with the City Traffic Commission at its last meeting. The letter stated that the WVDOH had decided to increase the speed limit on Collins Ferry Road from 25 mph to 35 mph. It was moved and seconded that the SNA send a letter to the WVDOH to request that it not increase the speed limit on Collins Ferry Road. Sandy Poulson will prepare and send a letter for the SNA, and other persons are encouraged to send similar personal letters to the WVDOH.
Report on Neighborhood Speeding and Safety: An SNA Citizen Achievement Award was prepared for the Demastes of 469 Hill View Drive. A Letter to the Editor about this citizen effort to improve neighborhood safety by removal of shrubs from along the street in front of their home was also prepared for submission to the Dominion Post. The Demastes, however, did not wish to accept the SNA Award nor permit the Letter to the Editor publicity.
Report on Neighborhood Speeding and Safety: Don Spencer informed the SNA that Ira and Patrica Demastes of 469 Hill View Drive had removed shrubs from along the street in front of their home in response to a request that the shrubs made vehicle travel on Hill View Drive unsafe. Don Trevorrow moved and Don Spencer seconded that the Demastes be nominated for a SNA Citizen Achievement Award. Sarah Leslie asked that the motion be amended to include that news of this Citizen Achievement Award be submitted to the Dominion Post as a Letter to the Editor. The amended motion was approved and passed by voice vote.