James Rada Jr.
(3/1) The Emmitsburg Streets Committee
presented the town commissioners with its budget requests for the next fiscal
year which begins July 1.
Catherine Forrence, committee chairperson,
summarized what the group hopes to have included in next year’s budget during
the commissioners’ meeting on Feb. 19.
The requests include:
Thermoplastic markers in the streets and
alleyways. “We feel it’s important to budget for these markings for traffic
calming measures,” Forrence said.
More of a police presence in town, particularly in the morning.
More enforcement of the speed limit, particularly with trucks.
Additional use of the county’s radar trailer to let drivers know how fast
they are traveling.
Planting the hill next to the Jubilee Foods with Maryland-native trees and
flowers. Forrence said this project would be eligible for a Maryland
Transportation Improvement Program matching grant.
• Cable broadcast reminders of the fines for not stopping at a crosswalk.
An alternate entrance/exit to Northgate that’s not in the 100-year flood
A drainage study of the roads that could alleviate the sidewalk buckling
problem. Forrence said that the state might be willing to pay for the initial
A better traffic flow for parents dropping off and picking up students at Emmitsburg Elementary.
Commissioner Cliff Sweeney asked Forrence
if the committee was recommending any street paving. She told him it was not
included in their requests.
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