Three fifths required.
Either way you voted, at least you voted, imagine bitching about it and you opted not to vote?
There were no “big ” issues.
Nope, just the regular housekeeping that has to be done in a Community.
Now we will see the impact of that vote, we will feel the impact.
It’s quite significant.
Water Street will have to be one way at the failing culvert. Maybe as early as next week. We will have to employ the Swasey Parkway too as a one way road outbound.
Traffic along this stretch of Water Street will be detoured to the middle of the road over the failing span inbound.
A traffic light fix will not meet the goal of reducing traffic over the decrepit culvert. That yellow post is a gas line marker, a large high pressure gas line. There are sewer pipes and water pipes crossing the culvert too.
If we are all honest we agree the job is not just the culvert. Water St outbound beyond the culvert has been and is a mess. It probably was built on top of the same lousy fill under the entire Swasey Parkway Area.
Is this the time to think about raising the elevation of the road relative to high tides, now and in the future?
Newport Beach and other communities on California’s coast are planning to build up wetlands, construct levees and seawalls or move structures inland as climate change raises sea levels.
Just asking the question.
Not a small job. I have asked several times today “How fast?” I would pay full price for a fast job.
If you had the prefab culvert( please use a prefab unit) a crane, the utilities sorted out, good weather, and a cracker jack crew chief. Could you do it in 3 weeks?
Well there are permits to get , it’s tidal.
Tell em it’s an emergency and get the permits, get them .
Have you seen enough ? I have more photos, but they would be embarrassing to some and stress inducing to motorists.
Next to this marker on the Swasey Parkway is this scene.
The stone work is hiding all the problems, this one is in big trouble too.
A engineer has submitted a report which cannot be ignored. Newfields Road has 6000 trips a day.
We need to get this fixed it will cost 550k, if we need to vote again let’s do it.
Please don’t utter “it wont bother me” “I don’t go that way”
That is not community speak.
Traffic patterns will be altered all over the Exeter grid. If you live here you do the mental exercise
DPW will have to “go around” due to weight restrictions
School bus altered routes
No yummy? hot dogs this year.
No Revolutionary festival
No Farmers Market on the Parkway
No parking on the Parkway
No Band Concerts on the Swasey
No sitting in your car reading, having lunch on the Swasey.
2 Summers of this mess
The mouth of the Swasey at the Boathouse will have to be altered, median removed,speed bumps removed.
The Budget Committee has been apprised of this culvert’s condition for years.
Call the Town and tell them you support a special vote to address this emergency.
Next up on the Crier, 130 new apartments downtown. More toilets. Call Peter Francese, we got growth!
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I would say to shut it down. Until people see the results of their ignorance they will not get it. No conspiracy or scare tactic, just following the “will of the people”. The only thing our town should have done better is to educate the voters more, but I’m not sure it makes any difference. I have never lived in a place where so many people want others to pay for what they need, and are willing to pass the cost on to the people that come after them (their children?).