Wreck-prone crossing not dangerous enough

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2005

GREENSBORO – At a brief city council meeting Tuesday night, the city received a reply from the state’s division of engineering in reference to placing a traffic light at the Centerville Street and Highway 14 intersection.

According to a letter from L. Dee Rowe, from the engineer’s department, there needs to be five or more accidents within a twelve-month period at the intersection before the division recommends a traffic signal. Thus far, there is only one crash on record, but councilmembers said they will not stop trying for the light.

Lorrie Cook, the city clerk, said she has been in touch with the bidding firm for the walking trail in the UNA Martin Leisure Park and it is willing to negotiate.

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The firm had originally produced an offer that was $11,000 more than the asking price of $100,000.

“I knew they could do it,” Greensboro mayor, Johnnie Washington, said. “I’m sure they will get everything all right for us and the walking trail.”

The council was invited to the Safe House Black History Museum on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Greater St. Luke A.M.E. Zion Church, 805 Hobson Street in Greensboro to celebrate the fourth annual anniversary.

Special guests include Jefferson County Commissioner, Sheila Smoot, and the Union Grove Baptist Church Men’s Choir.

Councilwoman Valada Paige-Banks also gave a special thanks to police chief Claude Hamilton for his recent crack down on Greensboro drug distributors.

“We want our town drug free and we want to thank them for going out and risking their life doing what they do,” she said. “Keep up the good work chief.”

Cook is continuing to work on her master clerks degree by attending more classes in the future and the council plans to have a workshop Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m.

The next Greensboro City Council meeting is Tuesday, November 8 at 6 p.m.