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Speak of Flooding in a Louder, More Organized Manner

January 24, 2006

Crotonblog: Letters to the Editor, Croton-on-Hudson, New York 10520
I’ve been following the recent discussions about the flooding in Croton Harmon Train station; I even went to the poorly attended Trustee discussion of the topic on Monday, January 23, 2006. It strikes me that if commuters want to get the town to do something about the problem, they (we—I am one of those who parks somewhere nearer to Ossining than Croton, by the salt shed, to save my car) need to speak in a louder, more organized manner.

I know that once you practically strip to the waist, wade to your car, stand fuming in freezing water waiting for the tow truck to arrive, and get home three hours later, steeped in the realization that your totaled car is not covered by your, or the town’s insurance, you’re probably not in the mood to do anything organized. Unless we all do, however, I don’t see how the flooding problem will ever be addressed.

A start? Anything will do — letters, here to Crotonblog, to the Gazette, local news and newspapers, and above all, to the trustees. I see that some people have already done this. Where are the rest of us? More please!

— Allison Stewart

On January 24, 2006 2:29 PM, Just The Facts said:

What public discussion? I actually went to the village hall and could not find the supposed board meeting. I figured it must have been a closed door meeting.

It is not just the flooding. There are many issues regarding the lot that are completely ignored.

Is it just me, or does anyone else mind having to wait 10+ minutes in gridlock getting out of the lot. While the town can not install a traffic light on Croton Point Avenue without County approval, us taxpayers are paying to have a traffic officer at the corner supposedly each night. Why is it that these officers just sit in their car instead of directing and waiving cars through the stop sign. Such traffic direction could lead to people getting home five or six minutes earlier a night. While this does not seem like alot, it adds up to 2 hours a month and one day a year for additional time with your kids, spouse or whomever. We are paying taxes for these “traffic officers” why not have them do their job?



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