Safety must come first: resident

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Dear Margaret McCarthy:

Attached are copies of two petition that were taken pertaining to the installation of the west side sidewalk on First Street in Waterdown, one signed by the residents of First Street and Laurendale Avenue and one signed by the children of First Street and Laurendale Avenue.

Resident Cliff Dickinson spoke with the resident at 1 First Street, who has seen small children playing on the retaining wall at the corner of First Street and Dundas St. and fears that they may get hurt or fall into the path of an oncoming car. He felt that the wall should have been installed further back from the road so that a sidewalk could be installed when it was constructed a few years ago. He is also concerned about the safety of seniors and other people who may be walking or driving and made it clear that the retaining wall also blocks the view for vehicles trying to turn onto Hwy. 5.

This was also the view of the resident at 3 First Street, who also wondered why a sidewalk has not been installed.

As staff vehicles from a nearby business also park on First Street during the summer, we feel a No Parking sign should be installed at this location as well.

This is the concern of the residents who reside on First Street and in the surrounding area.

We have reviewed the drawings of the sidewalk that is going to be finished on the east side of the First Street and see no reason why this sidewalk cannot continue in a straight line up to the corner of Niska Drive (the proposed construction stops in front of 20 First Street). We (the taxpayers) own three metres from the curb. Let's get this done right.

Clifton Dickinson,

on behalf of First Street residents

Safety must come first: resident

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Dear Margaret McCarthy:

Attached are copies of two petition that were taken pertaining to the installation of the west side sidewalk on First Street in Waterdown, one signed by the residents of First Street and Laurendale Avenue and one signed by the children of First Street and Laurendale Avenue.

Resident Cliff Dickinson spoke with the resident at 1 First Street, who has seen small children playing on the retaining wall at the corner of First Street and Dundas St. and fears that they may get hurt or fall into the path of an oncoming car. He felt that the wall should have been installed further back from the road so that a sidewalk could be installed when it was constructed a few years ago. He is also concerned about the safety of seniors and other people who may be walking or driving and made it clear that the retaining wall also blocks the view for vehicles trying to turn onto Hwy. 5.

This was also the view of the resident at 3 First Street, who also wondered why a sidewalk has not been installed.

As staff vehicles from a nearby business also park on First Street during the summer, we feel a No Parking sign should be installed at this location as well.

This is the concern of the residents who reside on First Street and in the surrounding area.

We have reviewed the drawings of the sidewalk that is going to be finished on the east side of the First Street and see no reason why this sidewalk cannot continue in a straight line up to the corner of Niska Drive (the proposed construction stops in front of 20 First Street). We (the taxpayers) own three metres from the curb. Let's get this done right.

Clifton Dickinson,

on behalf of First Street residents

Safety must come first: resident

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

Dear Margaret McCarthy:

Attached are copies of two petition that were taken pertaining to the installation of the west side sidewalk on First Street in Waterdown, one signed by the residents of First Street and Laurendale Avenue and one signed by the children of First Street and Laurendale Avenue.

Resident Cliff Dickinson spoke with the resident at 1 First Street, who has seen small children playing on the retaining wall at the corner of First Street and Dundas St. and fears that they may get hurt or fall into the path of an oncoming car. He felt that the wall should have been installed further back from the road so that a sidewalk could be installed when it was constructed a few years ago. He is also concerned about the safety of seniors and other people who may be walking or driving and made it clear that the retaining wall also blocks the view for vehicles trying to turn onto Hwy. 5.

This was also the view of the resident at 3 First Street, who also wondered why a sidewalk has not been installed.

As staff vehicles from a nearby business also park on First Street during the summer, we feel a No Parking sign should be installed at this location as well.

This is the concern of the residents who reside on First Street and in the surrounding area.

We have reviewed the drawings of the sidewalk that is going to be finished on the east side of the First Street and see no reason why this sidewalk cannot continue in a straight line up to the corner of Niska Drive (the proposed construction stops in front of 20 First Street). We (the taxpayers) own three metres from the curb. Let's get this done right.

Clifton Dickinson,

on behalf of First Street residents