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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Milford police traffic study rejects gate request

By James Tinley
Register Staff
— The Police Department has flatly rejected the idea of turning part of a public road into a residents-only gated community.
Residents who live along East Broadway have grown increasingly frustrated with people parking on the street to use the nearby Silver Sands State Park, and asked that a gate be put across the portion of the road near Surf Avenue.
But the Police Department rejected the idea of restricting access to a public road, and does not support the idea of making the street open only to resident parking, according to a recently completed traffic study.
“The concept of gating East Broadway as a gated community, which serves numerous other streets, should be denied,” the study states. “The concept of restricting city and state roads in this vicinity to resident parking only should be denied.”
There are currently no public roads in Milford restricted by gates, nor are there any roads that restrict parking to residents only, police said.
“It’s my belief that public roads should be open to the public,” Police Chief Keith Mello said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for the Police - This is a town road and as such should not be gated!

Let's hope the Police and Alderman come to the same conslusion regarding the Gate at the "Point"
Caswell Cove residents are no better than the rest of the Milford Tax payers. If Speed bumps and more patrols are assigned to "The Point" - I want the same for Edgefield - the drag racing and motorcycle noise is horrid. Mototcycles started at 6:15AM on May 15, 08 and finished at 2:11 AM on May 16, 08. I would also like some Peace and Quiet.
What is good of one side of the City is Good for the other.

May 16, 2008 at 11:22 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This gate idea was a complete waste of taxpayer funds for the Police to even consider performing a study of it. These folks should have been sent packing the minute they asked for it and not have given it a further thought. It is one thing to ask for more enforcement of parking, but a "GATE" was a little outrageous.

May 16, 2008 at 11:47 AM 

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