Merwin Road – Council Approval Despite Citizen Opposition

“Neighbors at odds over sidewalk: City approves Merwin Road plan despite opposition from residents. —By Ray Martin, Staff Writer

“The City Council at its meeting last week unanimously approved installation of a sidewalk on the west side of Merwin Road, where only four of the 14 property owners who participated in the most recent public meeting want it.

“After City Manager Russell Allen told the council that most residents voted to go without a sidewalk, Councilman Thomas Crowder, whose district includes the neighborhood, made a motion to approve its construction.”

—from News & Observer, Midtown Raleigh News (July 14, 2010)

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Helen Adams’ Email to City Council

From: Helen Adams
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2015 7:22 PM
To: Eric Haugaard; Kay Crowder; City Council Members; Nick Sadler; Donetta Powell
Cc: The INDY (Jane Porter); The News & Observer (Watchdog)
Subject: Lorimer Rd. Improvement Project

We would like to offer the Council and the city engineers a heartfelt apology for the disruption and disrespect arising from a very few persons in our community regarding the approved curb-and-gutter repaving of Lorimer Road. A strong majority – over two-thirds – of our neighbors petitioned for this badly needed upgrade to improve the safety, water runoff, and general appearance of the area. A very vocal minority has repeatedly addressed the Council, as well as attempting to browbeat neighbors, and indulging in apparently endless incoherent venting on social media, to express their displeasure and opposition. Please continue to ignore them, and do not assume that they are typical or in any way representative of our citizenry.

Currie and Sharon Mixon
Helen Adams
Dr. Gene Kamprath
William and Barbara Moran
Dr. John Russ
Mike and Donna Burford
Nancy Speros