Toady on the front page of the Star Democrat there is more proof that the town fails at notifying residents of what they have in the plans for residents backyards. Just like in Easton Club East the town wants to extend another dead in road into part of their collector grid that they have come up with. The town needs to stop assuming that people purchase and read the Star Democrat from cover to cover each day. And even then paper is usually late at reporting, this meeting took place last Thursday, it made front page news today, Tuesday! Just look at how long it took the Star Democrat to report anything at all on the GM Giant closing.
Commission Chairman John Atwood was quoted in the Star Democrat saying "Older neighborhoods with grid-like patterns are safe," he said. "You've got one route in there. If that gets blocked, that fire truck doesn't get in there. I haven't seen a factual thing (in opposition to connecting roads). It's all emotional. We do what's best for the Town of Easton."
Is this not the same commission who approved the neighborhood in the first place? This is a faily new development. How was approving it with one way in and out "best for the Town of Easton"
I liked the last meeting, I think it was, they posted had posted an unadvertised poll on their website asking how conveneint the hours were for for the Planning Commission meeting on Thursday afternoons. With not many responces and no clear preference they decided to leave it alone. Kind of hard to participate in an unadvertised poll! So I guess most people wishing to attend a meeting will need need to take off work. And don't bother checking their site for the meeting agenda until the day of the meeting, if its even posted then. I guess if you want to know in advance whats happening you have to drive to the town offices.
I think its going to start with the road by the new townhomes that are being built on Rt. 50 next to the state police and curve back to Dutchman's lane. From there its somehow connected to Dover Road around WalMart or that development past the furniture store. Then go over to Matthewstown Rd through Matthewstown Run over to Mulberry Station. But there is no way the town has the money to build it now. I don't see it being built for many years, plus every development seems to object to it so far.
Post by eastonraven on Apr 4, 2009 14:45:40 GMT -5
The road in question has been ion plans for some time. From the dead-end at the end of Hemlock Lane one can see the writing on the wall. Just as Honeysuckle used to dead end at Paper Mill over behind Bob Evans...it was closed until Bob Evans and Applebees went in.
That road will go in in a few years probably and I am guessing will connect Hemlock with Manadier Rd eliminating the dead end. The only advantage I see to this is to provide a secondary route for responding fire, EMS or police vehicles....otherwise, it becomes a shortcut and probably a speeding problem without the addition of speed bumps which I am sure the folks in that neighborhood would really enjoy almost as much.