With the Planning Commission meeting just days away we are compiling photos pertaining to safety and traffic issues, espically on Empire and Lowell Avenues. This new storm system should help us document some of the traffic problems we see with new snow on the streets. We will be collecting photos to be given to the Planning Commission before the meeting on Wednesday. You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some great photos taken on Empire Avenue.
We would like to start off by thanking everyone who has visited this site and showed their support in the last couple of days. We have had over 600 visitors in the last 48 hours! Our member list is growing and we are getting some great comments and letters of support on the VOICE page. We are making changes to the site every day so keep checking back for updated information and site improvements. We are looking into an online petition and some other features that will help our letter writing campaign so check back for those updates.
There has been a venue change to the upcoming Planning Commission meeting in anticipation of a big public turn out:
The meeting will be held at the Yarrow Hotel in the Ivers Room on the second floor. The Yarrow Hotel is located at 1800 Park Avenue. The Planning Commission Work Session will begin at 5 pm on Wednesday, February 11, 2009.
We have only received photos from a couple people so far. Past and current photos will really help tell the story on Old Town streets. Katie Cattan from the PC planning department has requested that we collect any and all photos to be submitted for the 2/11 meeting on traffic and safety. She will put them on a disk and will make them available on a projector for presentation and discussion. Send photos to email@example.com.
We have begun meeting with potential legal council to assist in the efforts to help mitigate the impact of Treasure Hill. There would be a cost associated with this and would require fundraising. Let us know if there is interest in doing this? You can comment on the VOICE page or write us directly.
THINC T-SHIRTS & STICKERS
We have had some people ask about t-shirts and stickers. We love the idea and would like to see what you think. Would you purchase a THINC t-shirt or bumper sticker?
We hope to see everyone at the meeting on Wednesday,
The next Treasure Hill meeting on 2/11/09 will focus on traffic and safety issues. I’m sure most of us have experienced a multitude of existing traffic and safety issues with Old Town streets (even without the additional traffic that Treasure Hill will bring) including:
- crowded/narrow streets (especially during Sundance and the busy Holiday tourist season)
- heavy snow falls that narrow the width of the roads to one lane or less
- cars attempting to pass pedestrians with pets and children (see photo attached that I took yesterday)
- groups of skiers walking down the middle of the street to enjoy a day of skiing at PCMR
- emergency vehicles having difficulty maneuvering past cars and people
- large delivery trucks (FedEx, UPS, Coke, Pepsi, etc) congesting the road
- construction vehicles blocking all traffic
- parked cars on the side of the streets
- no place to put all the snow – remember last year!
- long delays getting out of the PCMR area
I would encourage all of us to start to remember and compile them for this meeting. I would also like to suggest we get out and take photos or find past photos of any of the above examples.
You can send photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will compile them for the meeting. Or bring them to the meeting on 2/11 to help substantiate your concerns. I will also see if we can have access to a projector screen.
These are instructions from the city on photos for the meeting:
Pictures are great and I believe the Planning Commission would want to see them; however you should submit the actual printed pictures and a disk (or jump drive) to us prior to the meeting. We will include the printed pictures in the packet (or distribute at the meeting) as an item submitted by the public for Planning Commission review regarding the Treasure Hill project. At the meeting, when you get up and make public comment, you could ask the Planning Commission to allow you to show them your pictures on the projector; you need their permission. We will have the computer ready to go with your pictures loaded assuming they approve your request.