Whispering Valley area to receive three stop signs

Manchester chief gets OK for military vehicle

October 11, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Manchester town officials plan to install three stop signs in the Whispering Valley community to slow traffic.

Police Chief Charles Lewis recommended Tuesday night that signs be added at Rachele Court, Augusta Road and Michelle Road, off Route 30, to break up long stretches of open street between existing stop signs.

Recent speed monitoring on the 20-mph roads found a range of 17 mph to 42 mph, he said, with about 7 percent of vehicles speeding.

The chief also received approval to seek a surplus military four-wheel-drive vehicle for use primarily in snow. The vehicle would be free, except for insurance and about $500 for emergency equipment such as lights and a siren, he said.

In other business, the mayor and council:

Agreed to write a letter to a cellular telephone company that has used all conduits on the town's York Street water tank, leaving none for applicant VoiceStream Wireless.

"It's been at least two months, and I don't think they intend to [move] until they get a real push," said Karen Larkin, a site acquisition associate for VoiceStream from Beltsville.

Learned that the traffic light at Main and York streets will be retimed this week by the state to improve traffic flow before and after school.

Set Halloween trick or treating from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 for town children up to age 12 and dressed in costumes.

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