April SNRA Meeting This Sunday

Our next Spencer Road Neighborhood Association will be 10:00-11:30am, Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Tompkins Community Action (701 Spencer Road). (The Door is locked, ring doorbell for entry.)

Purpose of meeting:
We want to expand and organize our association for greater effectiveness, and to develop plans to address issues with the Spencer Road/Stone Quarry intersection and the 300 block of Spencer Road.

Agenda: 

SRNA Organization

  • Brainstorming a mission statement (10 min)
  • Are elections necessary? If so, what should the roles, responsibilities, and terms be? (10 min)
  • Request more communication from the city, regular updates on Common Council and BPW meetings, and any items that get sent to other neighborhood organizations. (5 min)

Stone Quarry Intersection Punch List

  • Fixing drainage, painting, signage (5 min)
  • School buses (Where do they/should they run pickup/dropoffs?) (10 min)
  • Mail delivery (Weekday delivery sees mail truck driving on sidewalk and pedestrians forced to walk on street) (20 min)

300 Block of Spencer Road

  • Poor quality of road (15 min)
  • Traffic calming (15 min)
  • Develop dedicated turn-around on 300 block (5 min)

Planning Future Events (5 min total)

  • Spring cleanup is May 4 at 10:00AM, meet on the 400 block
  • The next meeting in May, date TBD, at the Tompkins County Public Library, to evaluate that as a meeting place
  • Summer block party

Sidewalk Work – 400 Block

There will be sidewalk, curbing, and road work done on Spencer Road starting sometime in the next month. We heard from that some neighbors that they were not notified.

Last month, a representative from the City left letters in people’s doors about the work. Here is a scanned copy of the letter.

Here are the relevant sections:

The City has awarded the contract to EZ Paving/Sealcoat, LLC out of Fulton, NY. A precise schedule for construction has not been defined yet. but I expect work to commence between middle of May or June. The project includes sidewalk construction,resetting or installing curb, a small retaining wall, drainage improvements, and asphalt milling and paving on the above-mentioned streets.

You will not receive any additional billing for the sidewalk construction or for any work performed on your property; however, we may need your permission to do any related work on your property where it meets the sidewalk in case it required modifications to driveways, walkways. stairs or other features on your property in order to provide a transition to the new sidewalk.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times via a diversion of the existing pathway around the construction works. Vehicular access to your property will also be maintained. There might be situations where access will be limited, but the contractor will coordinate this work and changes accordingly.

Anyone with concerns should contact Eduardo Torres, Assistant Civil Engineer for the City at: etorres@cityofithaca.org.