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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fairhope Girl's Sidewalk Gets Final Approval

Fairhope, Alabama


Gayfer Road to get sidewalk


EASTERN SHORE MPO MEETS

Funding for a sidewalk on Gayfer Road Extension from the Meadowbrook Subdivison to Bishop Road was approved by the Policy Board this morning; construction should begin in 2017.

The relatively high total cost for the project of about $130K is due to the many drainage concerns in the area.

April MPO Policy Board meeting
Even though the area is outside of city limits, in 2013 then five year old Meadowbrook resident Annabellle Vestal approached Mayor Kant and County Commissioner Dorsey about the need for a sidewalk there; and she appeared before the September 2015 MPO meeting to make her case as well, where it was added to their "visionary list" -- but not funded.

Mayor Kant is Chairman of the Policy Board and councilman Burrell a member.

Media reports from the time say she provided a petition with 66 names -- and "chocolate cookies" to the mayor in the intervening years to keep up interest.


OTHER MATTERS
 
* Resurfacing of CR 13 from Hwy 104 to Fairhope Avenue and Scenic Hwy 98 from Nelson Road to Mullet Point is scheduled for this September.

* Installation of Veterans' Cemetery directional signs is underway now on freeways.

* Final installation of adaptive traffic signal coordination along U.S. 98 is scheduled for this August.

* A video kiosk is now being installed at the Fairhope courthouse for informational purposes.

* All members are currently updating their ADA compliance lists.

* AMTRAC train service will probably be restored to New Orleans from Mobile, but not to Baldwin County at this time.

* ALDOT has decided to fully fund the $3 million divergent-diamond interchange on I-10 at Hwy 181 in 2018, freeing up money for other MPO projects.




16 comments:

Anonymous said...

She will be a little old lady before it actualy gets done.

Anonymous said...

I live well within the city and don't have a sidewalk yet, and the roads in my neighborhood are awful. But I do have young daughters, so I guess it's time to start baking chocolate cookies and feeding the mayor and council members.....

michelle Barber said...
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Publisher said...

Uh, watch the language here please ....

Anonymous said...

How about a nice sidewalk on Nichols between Greeno and Boothe? Good comercial potential.

Brian McGuinn said...
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Brian McGuinn said...

So proud of my little niece. She pursued what most just sit around complaining about. More kids need to be involved and supported by parents. WAY TO GO!

Luv4u said...

I hope you are being supportive and not ugly...

Would really reflect poorly on you and amongst your social circle and your kids social circle.

Anonymous said...

people who grew up here are so mean and gossipy behind the scenes ...

Carlo Sametini said...

Yes, yes my Bella Bella, I am very proud of you, for having a vision of need and concern for other children in your subdevision.
Then to write the mayor of FAIRHOPE a letter concerning and to follow up in person with a plate of chocolate- chip cookies to see if he received your personnel letter and with petition in hand (having gone dr to dr) and for Public Speaking from the podium to the Baldwin County Board. And all this @ the age of five years old.

That Bella is very commendable and good potential fr International- Lawyership-Ha.
Also having to learn the negative responses from the community/ worldly at such a young age.
Maybe more children are in need to be Home-Schooled in Baldwin County. ����
Unk,
Carlo Sametini
Semper Fi ----Bella Bella

Anonymous said...

She ought to run for office , get some thing done for a change around here.

Carlo Sametini said...

I am not a blogger But it truly amazes me of all the anonymous bloggers coming out of the woodworks in the dark and attempting to state their opinion to matters, yet refuse to sign what they wrote. Shame- shame...
Carlo Sametini

Anonymous said...

who cares what you think ... jarhead.

Anonymous said...

Its called fear of reprisal from the city and it does happen.

Rusty said...

Lived here my whole life and I can tell you that sidewalk should have been done years ago with it's close proximity to the school. Glad it got some traction.

What's the problem with putting in a sidewalk anyway? Why the opposition?

Anonymous said...

sidewalk construction has always been a low priority for the politicians here who prefer biggerr glitzier pet projects.