Unsafe to travel
In reference to an article in the July 27 edition of The Compass entitled “Another bump in the road,” we believe that Carbonear Mayor Sam Slade and councillors David Kennedy, Betty Forward and George Butt voted to make this town a little safer, especially for the residents of Bunker Hill.
Anybody using that road on a regular basis knows that two days after it has been graded it turns into a washboard and it is unsafe to travel anymore that five miles per hour, or you’ll probably end up over the side of the hill, since there is no guard rail.
Coun. David Kennedy, at a council meeting, has said that this is the worst road in Carbonear. During the last town election, some of the elected councillors promised a solution to the ongoing problems with that road. The last big rain storm we had, part of the road washed away and one of the residents of Bunker Hill came very close to going over the side.
It is much safer for any emergency vehicle, be it ambulance or fire truck, to use “ No Name Road” than Bunker Hill to access the residents at the top of the hill. Possibly the residents who live there should only pay half taxes until that road is FIXED PROPERLY, or use the withheld money to repair it themselves and make it a private road.
Another solution would be that anyone caught using No Name Road in a nonemergency situation would get a detention and have to write “ I WILL NOT USE NO NAME ROAD” a thousand times.
Debra and Walter Bradbury