If Range Drive neighbors want to keep their stop sign, they can keep it, was the ruling of the Waldport City Council on Thursday. The red octagon in question is on Range Drive at Fairview which the neighbors lobbied hard and long to get and who have again beaten back a request that it be removed.
That request came from a resident on the corner who said that the road is 25 mph and that there is no justification for a stop sign on the long throughway that connects Crestline to Highway 101.
Some years ago neighbors requested a stop sign be placed on Range despite the low speed limit. They contended (and still do) that too many motorists drive far above the speed limit, and it made it hard for many residents to pull onto Range from Fairview when they really couldn’t tell how fast oncoming traffic was traveling. So the stop sign was put in. And that, the neighbors say, largely fixed the problem except for the occasional motorist who “blows” the stop sign completely. But they say they watch out for that.
At that point, the resident got up and told the council that if the neighbors want to keep the stop sign that bad, he’ll drop his request, and did just that.
The council struck the item from the agenda. The stop sign stays.