At last night's town council meeting, Town Administrator Jim Gildea approached the microphone after a resident had addressed the council about the ongoing safety issues regarding the mid-block pedestrian light on Central Ave. Gildea was in defense mode to diffuse any speculation that the current location of the pedestrian light is less safe than it would be if located at the intersection of Central Ave. & Clover St.
Gildea stated that the two accidents that occurred in the area did not happen at the pedestrian light but at the intersection of Central Ave. and Clover St. The fact of the matter is, there have been a total of three accidents, all within the vicinity of the pedestrian crossing. TFoTM will forgive Mr. Gildea for his "selective memory."
Go to the following link to watch video: http://07090.blogspot.com/2011/04/video-mayors-safest-location.html Ask yourself, was this a minor accident? Westfield Town Administrator Jim Gildea thinks it was.