The following letter was addressed to Laurel Mayor Craig Moe:
Delayed congratulation on your win for a new term. I truly hope things in town will get better this time around. That said now that the Double Dipper Ice cream Parlor and Cafe (DD) has officially opened across the street from me, now is the time to revisit an issue I have brought up to you many times in the past, a stop sign on Montgomery at Ninth Street.
I spoke to the DD's owner, Robert Crowell, about this situation. He witnessed children on Saturday walking down to my house and dashing across to the DD. Kids being kids, they may not go to the corner every time to use the crosswalk. And with his vehicle traffic and people leaving the Laurel Lock Shop next door using the same driveway, negotiating the cars flying up and down Montgomery Street; well it's just a matter of time. I am sure you do not want someone's life on your conscience since I have personally brought it to the city's attention numerous times.
As I write this I am watching students from Pallotti High School dash across the street to the DD. Most are not using the cross walk. I have witnessed cars come around the corner after making a right turn from Ninth Street to go toward Sandy Spring Road and they are on the other side of the yellow line. While standing out front talking with a neighbor, a guy comes by on a motorcycle and 'pops a wheelie' in front of former Council woman Janis Robison's house, heading to Sandy Spring Road. These are just random incidents that happen frequently at this intersection. I encountered a man about to run the stop sign on Ninth Street as I was making a right turn, because he thought I had a stop sign on Montgomery Street.
Let's try to amend this problem before there is an incident.