Isn't it Time for a Change?
November 3, 2016
While most of us were settling down into a comfortable
chair to watch the seventh game of the World Series, suddenly, the lights
went out on at least the west side of Bellport Village and once again, the
wonderful volunteers from the Bellport Fire Department, Hagerman Fire
Department, and South Country Ambulance company were there, within what
seemed like seconds, to save lives.
There had been yet another terrible accident on South Country Road just west
of Bieselin Road. Two vehicles were involved and as you can see from the
photos, it was a mess. Thanks to airbags and modern automotive design, no
one seems to have been seriously injured, but it’s really time to do
something about the speeding in and around the Village.
Bellport.com started complaining about the accidents and speeding in town
when David Pate was Mayor and the major speed limit signs in town were
removed from the east and west ends of South Country Road in the Village. To
their credit, the current Village Board, Mayor Fell, Deputy Mayor Gagliano, and Trustees Ferrigno,
Mackin, and Rosenberg, have started replacing missing speed limit
signs in the Village and they are seriously looking into changing the Speed
Limit to 25 MPH, additional Stop Signs, Traffic Lights, and Speed Control
Devices to be used in the Village. Let’s give them a hand, both literally
The Village Board would like you to tell them what you think should be done.
Should there be new Stop Signs? If so, where should they be located? How
about new Traffic Lights? Do we need them and where should they be placed?
The same for traffic bumps and humps. What about the Speed Limit signs with
a built in display of your current speed? Do we need them and if so, where
should they be located?
Write to me here at Bellport.com so that I can share your
thoughts with the rest of the community. While you’re at it, share your
thoughts with Mayor Fell at
firstname.lastname@example.org and County Legislator Kate
Kate.Browning@suffolkcountyny.gov. I know that both of them are
deeply concerned about community safety and they need your support in order
to make changes.
Editor/Publisher, Bellport.com, LLC