The Board received a number of emails following the post last week about the ACHD petition for installing speed humps on S. Montague Way. Many people expressed their support for the speed humps, while a number of people also expressed vehement disagreement with the proposal. The Board asked for 11 volunteers to pursue the necessary signatures for the petition. Six people volunteered.
As noted in last week’s post, less than a third of the most impacted homeowners responded to the survey sent in January about the speed humps, with two-thirds indicating they would sign the petition. That two-thirds figure is short of the 75% of homeowner signatures the petition requires.
As also stated last week, “If a sufficient number of volunteers does not come forward, the Board will consider the community to have spoken, and will not proceed any further with this.” The Board asked for approximately 1% of homeowners within the community to volunteer to collect the signatures, and got about half that.
At this point, the Board does not see enough community support to pursue the speed hump option any further.
However, the Board recognizes the on-going concern many homeowners have regarding the speed of traffic on S. Montague Way, and will continue to work with ACHD on alternate ways to address this issue. Even though they can lose their effectiveness over time, we could potentially arrange to have a solar-powered speed sign similar to the ones on Palermo and Zaldia installed on Montague. Perhaps there are other options ACHD can suggest.
Thank you to everyone who expressed their opinions both for and against this proposal. Community input is important, and the Board especially appreciates the homeowners who were willing to step up and offer their time, and hopes you will be willing to assist again in the future.