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The Town’s Public Works Department will evaluate the current number and location of signs along Berkley Street as well as review additional opportunities to reduce vehicular speeds in the area.
Follow Up: After the meeting public works staff evaluated the speeding concerns on Berkley Street and will add a 25 MPH speed limit sign in the eastbound direction. 25 MPH will also be painted in white letters on the roadway in each direction.
Chief Aronhalt shared that he currently meets with R-MC sports teams at the beginning of the school year to address being a good neighbor. He also shared the good relationship the Town has with College personnel, and more importantly the various landlords who rent to College students in the neighborhood. Staff reiterated that it is important to call immediately when something happens so the issue can be addressed in the moment rather than after the fact.
APD staff took notes and will attempt to locate and advise the individual of a need to change behavior.
Follow Up: Due to concerns conveyed at the meeting, officers were instructed to engage in directed enforcement to curb speeding complaints and vehicles with excessive noise emanating from their exhaust. Ashland officers committed 13 hours 40 minutes to this project. As a result, officers stopped seven vehicles. During the meeting there was also concern over a vehicle with excessive loud exhaust. An officer was familiar with a vehicle that matched the description. On March 19, 2023, the vehicle was located on England Street and issued two citations for the exhaust and expired inspection. We will continue to maintain a presence in the area.
Staff did their best to explain the County hoped to separate parent vehicles picking up children from the bus traffic. Currently, construction traffic is using Archie Cannon Road which has significantly limited any negative community impacts. The Town Manager will reach out to the HCPS administration staff to further inquire about construction management and neighborhood impacts for future phases of the project.
Follow Up: The Town Council considered the Conditional Use Permit for the new elementary school on March 15, 2022. Location of the bus loop was briefly discussed at in the recording at this link.
For more detailed information residents should reach out to Ed Buzzelli, Facilities Director, with Hanover County Public Schools. firstname.lastname@example.org.