Thursday, March 23, 2017


A plan to ease the No Right On Red restriction from Baker Street on to Valley Street was halted by the Township Committee on Tuesday night after three TC members who had originally supported the idea changed their minds.

An ordinance that had been approved on first reading two weeks ago was up for final passage. But three members who had voted for it originally -- Mayor Vic Deluca and committee members India Larrier and Greg Lembrich -- switched their votes. Frank McGehee had voted against it previously, while Nancy Adams remained the only supporter.

The ordinance would have allowed right turns on red at the intersection between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., but keep the restriction in place the rest of the day. It lost, 4-1.

Those who switched said they had received increased opposition from local neighbors concerned about safety, including many from the nearby Crescents.  

"There were a few other people who contacted us besides the folks on the Crescent," Deluca said. "I think in the interest of waiting to see what happens I am gonig to be voting no."

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The reversal also followed the submission of a letter opposing the change submitted with the names of 22 residents who objected.

See that letter HERE.

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