Eastern Shore resident asks government for common sense solutions to simple transportation problem
received your response to my e-Mail to Gov. Warner.
Thank you for your prompt response.
Enclosed is a copy of the e-Mail to the Governor.
Prior to contacting the Governor’s Office I spoke with Mr.
Cumming, VDOT and also to Dr. S. Dawn Goldstein, Northampton County
Superintendent of Schools.
They have indicated they would look into the matter.
am most concerned with the item in bold type.
The major problem now is “time to correct this matter”.
I am requesting you or the Governor’s Office to intervene by
bringing a legal action on behalf of the Commonwealth with regards to
the decision made by the local governing body and to review the matter
in more detail. This
must be accomplished within 30 days of the Boards decision.
recognize it is inappropriate for state officials to interfere in
local government decisions, however in this case the matter extends
beyond the local governing body because the decision involves future
State and Federal transportation funding of a major North-South route,
health, safety and welfare of the motoring public.
By example, three (3) miles North of this proposed development,
VDOT has been requested by the Northampton County Board of Supervisors
to construct a $2.5 Million dollar road widening project to correct
the same thing they are now creating 3 miles away.
To allow the development of this “GAS STATION” as currently
designed is inappropriate spending of government funds!!!
There is a safer and better way to build this project!!!!!
If the developer desires to serve both North and South bound
traffic at this location, it would be in the interest of safety to
acquire an additional location on the East side of U.S. 13.
The developer can realign the roadbed to accommodate a wider
The developer could relocate the project to an area of U.S. 13
that has a 60’ to 70’ wide median strip.
The developer could identify with the VDOT road study that area
around the intersection of SR 184 and U.S. 13 where the median will be
200’± in width and place the REFUELING facility in the median strip
where it will be little or no obstruction to traffic.
have spoken with Mr. Cumming about this project as well.
He is aware that the decision by the Board of Supervisors is in
opposition to the Planning Commission recommendation and the VDOT
study I have mentioned.
This is all about bringing 8 to 10 jobs to the lower end of
Northampton County and not the Health, Safety and Welfare of the
traveling public. The
rational that I heard from the Board was the development plan is
better than the last one submitted.
a concerned citizen and a taxpayer, I solicit your support in this
office has significant input on how my road taxes are expended.
Poor decisions by local governments that require state and
federal funding to correct is not prudent use of taxpayers money.
This is a matter of being prudent and proactive to create a
“WIN-WIN” solution to a transportation problem.
you for your time.