Un­safe to travel

The Compass - - OPINION -

Dear edi­tor,

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

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