Sunday, April 25, 2010

Transportation & Public Safety Committee Meeting

On Tuesday, April 27th, from 7pm to 9pm, the City of Laurel's Transportation & Public Safety Committee will meet in room #2 at City Hall.  The meeting is open to the public and all interested residents are encouraged to attend. Representatives from the City Council, Police Department and DPW will be in attendance to answer your questions.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Bump-out on Main Street at 5th

This Next week, contractors will be installing a brick sidewalk bump-out on the north side of the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street. This bump-out will extend the sidewalk 7.5 feet into Main Street at the existing crosswalk location in front of Selborne House.  The bump-out will allow for vehicle and crossing-pedestrians to better see each other without any reduction in on-street parking.  This sidewalk extension will also reduce the incidences of speeding at this location.  In addition to the bump-out, both ramps on the south side of the intersection will see improvements in alignment and ADA accessibility.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Are we filling out the Census? Let's check...

The TV has been reminding us for weeks now to fill out the census, so that our local neighborhoods get the most money it can back from Uncle Sam for roads and such.  To that end, the census bureau has a nifty website that updates daily with the census participation rates for your neighborhood.  As of April 1st, the national participation rate is 54%.  If you click on "View Participation Rates" you can drill down to the neighborhood-level and find that Maryland as a whole is at 56%, with the County at 50%.  And here's a look at Laurel by neighborhood*
For the most part, the City of Laurel is on par with the State and County, with Old Town leading the charge and Fairlawn at the caboose.

*Not really by neighborhood - most likely by census tract - but roughly the same.