Monday, January 23, 2012
An Easton City Councilman wants to make part of Grant Street one-way. What do you think?
The three way intersection at Philadelphia Road, Davis Street and Grant Street in Easton's South Side is on city council's radar. Councilman Ken Brown tells the Express-Times he wants to turn Grant Street into a one-way road between Philadelphia Road and St. John Street. The change would keep drivers from pulling out onto Philadelphia Road, the city's main connection between Interstate 78, the South Side, and Downtown. So what do you think? Should the city make these changes? You can take our poll, and you can visit city council Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to express your opinion there.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Company that makes cameras to capture traffic violations explains program to Easton City Council.
It's not clear whether Easton will ever use cameras at its red lights. But if Easton does install the cameras, it could be getting more of a safety measure than a revenue source. That was the message from a camera company representative who spoke Tuesday to City Council's public safety committee. American Traffic Solutions approached the city recently about installing the cameras, which can be used to capture drivers running red lights. For now, the state only allows Philadelphia to use the cameras, but a bill before the state legislature could amend the law to let cities with more than 18,000 people to have their own cameras. But if Easton becomes one of those cities, it's not likely to see a lot of money from traffic violations. Greg …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The sheer scale of damage was to blame for widespread power outages that lasted for days after the freak snowstorm in October, Met Ed officials said.
MetEd was as prepared as it could be, but widespread damage from the snowstorm in October overwhelmed the utility provider, company officials told members of Easton City Council Tuesday night. “We already had crews from other parts of First Energy and contractors in position,” external affairs manager Marc Troutman said. “We were not taken by surprise...We more than doubled our workforce.. With the leaves still on the trees, we knew this would be a tree event.” Despite having extra crews and trucks on stand-by a day before the storm hit, the sheer number of outages, combined with other factors such as blocked roads, impeded restoring power to residents, many of who were without electric service for a week after the incident. Still, the …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday's city council public safety committee meeting will host officials from Met-Ed to address concerns that arose from the October snowstorm and subsequent widespread multi-day power outages.
Company officials from electric utility Met-Ed will be on hand Tuesday to answer council member questions and address concerns about issues that came up during widespread power outages around the city after the freak October snowstorm. On the agenda for the public safety committee meeting is a discussion about infrastructure and communication issues that arose during the storm. The subject will be the the city as a whole, not individual issues, though those too are being addressed, committee head Councilman Jeff Warren said via email over the weekend “We are wanting to talk about communication and infrastructure issues and how Met-Ed can do better in the future as it pertains to their service of our residents,” Warren said. Residents who …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Are stray felines a problem in your neighborhood?
Are feral cats a problem in Easton? That's what city council's public safety committee wants to know. The subject of stray felines will be one of the things the committee tackles at its meeting tonight at 6 p.m. Councilman Jeff Warren said the topic was first brought up at a council meeting last month, and since then, a few other residents have approached him to say they're "seeing more and more cats in the city." Also on the agenda: more discussion of legislation to ban animals at public events, and how to deal with speeding in the wake of newly paved roads around the city.