School zone safety urged
To the editor: With all that’s happened in Oregon’s past regarding motor vehicle incidents in school zones, you would think our council would demand a comprehensive review of all school zones to ensuring all signage is in place, as a first stage in enforcement.
Our recently-constructed Coy Elementary has a school zone well marked for east/west traffic traveling on Pickle Road, however, any driver that enters from Schmidlin onto Pickle has no notification of a school zone.
As a resident of the area, I see several drivers turn right or left onto Pickle and during school zone enforcement hours, they proceed at speeds greater than 20 mph. I can only assume they didn’t notice the school directly across from them before they turned because they were distracted or just simply oblivious, as many drivers today seem to be.
How is this not a concern or an exclusion from the school zone? It is as equally disturbing to see parents who have just picked their children up from Coy Elementary drive off through the zone and speed off in excess of the 20 mph.
Oregon police need to make this a target enforcement area before someone gets hurt. We are all busy in our “hustle-bustle” lives, but we should never be so busy that we risk our children’s lives.
Frank L. Reece
Big shoes to fill
To the editor: This letter is in regards to the Nov. 5 vote for Lake Township Trustees. In this election, longtime trustee Ron Sims was not re-elected.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ron for his past service to our township. His intelligence, hard work, and dedication have been greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank Ron's wife Linda; as we all know, “behind every great man is a woman.”
We feel that not re-electing Ron to the trustee position was a mistake on the voters’ part and feel we will suffer for this.
So again, thank you very much for your years of service to Lake Township, Ron. And just a word to our incoming trustee, Mr. Pettit – we hope you are up to the job, as you have very large shoes to fill.
Larry and Diana Allore