***The video at the bottom of this blog post was originally posted on October 8, 2011.
The Central Ave. pedestrian activated light, installed at the base of a residents driveway, has been the center of debate by residents at every Town Council meeting since October 2010.
The pedestrian activated "HAWK" light was not installed in the safest location and the Town Council does not want to admit the mistake. While Union County has stated that there are enough County funds left over for this project, to have the light moved to the intersection of Clover and Central, Mayor Skibitsky refuses to move the light, The time is running out on the available money to move the light.
Residents have sought the truth from Mayor Skibitsky. His story has changed numerous times.
TFoTM has covered this issue extensively. Scroll down TFoTM's "Older Posts" pages to view other posted stories on this topic.
Mayor, you played "politics" with this project.
(Be sure to turn up the volume to hear where Councilman Ciarrocca says the location of the pedestrian activated crossing will be located.) Ciarrocca's statement contradicts the Town's traffic safety engineer's diagram attached to the report submitted to the Town.
Was Ciarrocca lying to the public when he made this statement so as not to tip off the resident that would later have her driveway turned into an intersection?
If Ciarrocca truly believed in 2007 that the pedestrian crossing was to be located at Central & Clover, how do you explain a diagram attached to his own expert's reports, dated June 23, 2005 that shows the crossing to be located at Cambridge. The same diagram/sketch was obtained from the County with a date of September 13, 2005 on it.
Former Councilman Mark Ciarrocca played a leading role in the creation of the Town Council's "Citizen's Traffic Safety Advisory Committee" that held meetings on this topic. How did he not know in 2007 about the July 26, 2005 report with the diagram attached?
Could it be that the diagram was back dated?The Town Council has yet to answer as to who is responsible for drawing the diagram, when it was drawn, and why it is dated the day after the last public meetings on the topic.
This video can't be watched on an iPad.