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