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Brightwaters to present stop sign solution

Mayor Joseph A. McNulty.

Mayor Joseph A. McNulty. (Credit: Handout)

The Brightwaters Village Board promised Monday night to present a resolution at its June meeting to create four-way stops at three intersections along South Bay Avenue.

Residents who said they’re tired of watching drivers speed down the street and roll through stop signs urged the board to add east-west stop signs along the highly trafficked street.

“There does seem to be a disregard for cautious speed, and a number of people seem to fly across that side street without regard for traffic,” said South Bay Avenue resident Sandy Rising, adding that she and her husband support the four-way stops.

Parents who wait for the school bus on South Bay Avenue at intersections between Montauk Highway and Shore Road said they were concerned that high traffic and the lack of four-way stops will result in an accident.

Among them was Asher Provda, who said he has garnered support from neighbors and written letters to the village.

“I would like to put in motion the idea of adding stop signs there,” said 16-year Mayor Joseph McNulty, who is up for re-election in June. “I would be derelict if I didn’t, because of the children, honestly.”

Trustee Jack Riordan said he expects the measure to pass, and stop signs would be installed immediately thereafter. The cost, he said, is not clear.

The resolution will be fast-tracked so it can be incorporated into June’s agenda because it’s a “civic necessity,” said clerk-treasurer Christine O’Shea.

Monday night’s meeting also was the last for trustee Susan Belford, who has announced plans to retire after 17 years on the board. She was greeted with a standing ovation from the board and the nearly 30 residents who attended.

Riordan’s seat, which belonged to former trustee Charles Fischer until he resigned in February, is also up for grabs in the June election. Riordan said he plans to run.

Above: Brightwaters Mayor Joseph McNulty

Tags: Brightwaters , stop , sign

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