The installation of the new "Hawk" pedestrian light at the base of Adina Encelescu's driveway on Central Ave. has caused a lot of confusion for motorists. Many have confused her driveway for a street. The Mayor refuses to move the light. Her complaints to the Westfield Town Council, specifically Councilman Ciarrocca and Mayor Skibitsky, have not gone unnoticed. Instead of moving the pedestrian light to a safer location for all, at the original proposed location of Central Ave. & Clover St., these two politicians have adopted the catch phrase of Abraham Lincoln: "You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all of the time…Well this is one such occasion.
In the name of "safety" perhaps Mayor Skibitsky might have additional signage installed "above and beyond" (as County experts have suggested) to alleviate the unsafe conditions around this pedestrian light at the base of a residential driveway.
The Fact of The Matter is, neighboring residents won't mind all these signs. If they do, no doubt Mayor Skibitsky will come to Ms. Encelescu's rescue and emphatically state, with no expert proof, that these signs make her intersection much safer. The basketball rim for the "Dead End" backboard is on order compliments of the Mayor.