Law­mak­ers to dis­cuss pos­si­ble traf­fic so­lu­tions for Glen Street/nurs­ing home

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS - By Ariél Zangla azangla@free­manon­ ArielAtFree­man on Twit­ter

While city al­der­men may be lim­ited in what they can do to ad­dress traf­fic us­ing an ac­cess road be­tween Glen Street and the Golden Hill Nurs­ing and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­ter, the mat­ter will be dis­cussed fur­ther.

Al­der­man Steven Sch­abot, D-Ward 8, said the Com­mon Coun­cil voted Tues­day to re­fer the is­sue back to its Gen­eral Gov­ern­ment and Pub­lic Safety Com­mit­tee, which he chairs. He said he thought the com­mit­tee could brain­storm a bit to see if it could come up with a so­lu­tion, de­spite be­ing lim­ited by what ac­tions it could take to ad­dress traf­fic on the ac­cess road.

“We re­ally don’t have any­thing de­fin­i­tive,” Sch­abot said Fri­day. He said, though, the com­mit­tee could look at some op­tions to slow traf­fic that uses Glen Street as an ac­cess to and from Golden Hill.

Last week, the com­mit­tee had voted to make the ac­cess road be­tween Glen Street and the Golden Hill com­plex a one-way road. That would have re­stricted traf­fic so only motorists ex-

it­ing Golden Hill could use the ac­cess road to reach Glen Street.

The vote was taken at the re­quest of Glen Street res­i­dent Matthew Colan­gelo who has said ex­ces­sive traf­fic us­ing the road has caused a dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion.

A few days af­ter the vote, though, Deputy Ul­ster County Ex­ec­u­tive Robert Sud­low said the ac­cess road is a county road. He had said Golden Hill has an ease­ment for that road and the county has re­peat­edly said the com­plex should have an ingress and egress from it.

Colan­gelo then pre­sented al­der­men with a pe­ti­tion with 34 sig­na­tures ask­ing that the ac­cess road be des­ig­nated as one-way for use only by ve­hi­cles leav­ing the Golden Hill com­plex.

“I’m cer­tainly open to dis­cus­sion,” Sch­abot said.

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