After hearing Ryan Fischer’s sister ask, “Why won’t you build us sidewalks?” Wheatfield Supervisor Robert Cliffe said the town is planing a meeting for residents to express their desire or opposition to the long-discussed project.
In the meantime, urban planner Maureen Harding asked the town board to walk down Krueger Road, where Fischer was killed on foot, and experience the traffic and the speeds at which it travels.
Deborah Fadel said the street is unique in Wheatfield due to its combination of 11 feeder streets, fire hall, playground and two commercial properties.
Fadel asked the board [...]
“I am requesting a moratorium on all development in the town until the town’s drainage and infrastructure issues can be resolved,” said Debra Bentley (above) at Monday’s town board meeting in Wheatfield.
“And I am requesting that the Town of Wheatfield block the development of the property on Ward Road that is a critical component of the southern drainage system and emergency exit for the residents of Wilrose Ct.”
“Portions of Wilrose Ct. have been completely flooded for 9 of the last 38 days. Flooding has been a problem for Wilrose since 1999 when a retention pond (named Willow Lake) was constructed to collect the storm [...]
After several deadly traffic and pedestrian accidents throughout Wheatfield — and concerns about more to follow — many residents have requested changes to Shawnee Road and River Road in Wheatfield.
The state replied with an unequivocal “No” to Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert Cliffe in this letter written by Regional Traffic Engineer Thomas S. Messana, which was released through a Freedom of Information request.
“As a follow-up to your October 4, 2016, letter, we have completed our traffic engineering investigation related to your request for reduced speed limits on Route 265 (River Road) and Route 425 (Shawnee [...]
Last week, Wheatfield residents Deborah Fadel (above left) and Laurie Galbo (above right) spoke at length in front of the town board, asking new questions and expressing the concerns of their neighbors about several safety issues facing the town.
“Tonight we are here again to present another message to the town board members,” Fadel said.
“Our words ‘Seeking Out Safety’ for the Town of Wheatfield residents represents an S.O.S. message that is shared by our community,” she said.
“We have been told by Mr. Cliffe and other members of the board that they do not support sidewalks in our town. Yet if you read on the Town of [...]