Frequently Asked Questions of the Safety Committee:
People drive too fast through the 4th Street
parking area on the west side of campus.
The speed limit is posted at 10 miles per hour on 4th
Street. Security issues tickets to those caught speeding on 4th
Street. To help drivers comply with the speed limit, eight (8)
stop signs have been added to the length of 4th
Also, four speed bumps have been ordered and will be installed
fall of 2012.
It has been reported the parallel parking on the 11th Avenue
between 4th and 6th streets is a safety hazard. People have
indicated they would like to see the parking spots eliminated.
Matt Graves of the Physical Plant informed committee members
that the street belongs to the city and the college does not
have control over what the city chooses to do with 11th
Avenue. Matt has
tried to encourage the city many times to eliminate the
parking spots, but to no avail.
The city indicated the next time they work on
maintenance on 11th Avenue, they will tar over the
parking spots. We have an inquiry into the city to find out
the next scheduled maintenance on 11th Avenue.
It has been reported the red brick borders along many of the
campus walkway/driveways have been sinking in recent weeks and
they may become a tripping hazard.
Matt Graves of the Physical Plant has requested $200,000 from
the Department of Public Works to start fixing the sunken
bricks. He will know this fall if we will be getting the
money to do that.
People would like to see a cross walk at 6th St.
and 9th Avenue so that pedestrians can cross safely
from campus to the parking lots.
Matt Graves of the Physical Plant has asked the city to put in
a cross walk at this location. The city will not put a cross
walk at the intersection of 6th St and 9th
Avenue, because it does not fit the criteria of a true cross
walk as defined by the city. Apparently the problem lies in
the fact that the corners do not match up directly with
another corner across the street.