Brookhaven, GA – A citizen’s request to replace missing “No Parking” signs that sat idle for over seven months is finally moving forward.
In April, Brookhaven Fields resident, Terrell Carstens, first reported that two “No Parking” signs were missing off Conasauga Avenue, a road located off the Dresden Drive corridor. Carstens logged the issue on See Click Fix, an online tool that allows citizens to report issues around town.
Four months later, Carstens followed up on the site to find out why the signs had not been replaced. The Public Works Department responded by saying the request needed to go before the Police Chief.
“We were waiting on our Police force to be set up before we pursued this any further. We need the approval of our Police Chief to declare an area as a “No Parking Zone”. We will review it and present our findings to the Chief shortly.”
As of October 31, no action had been taken, so Carstens issued another request and explained the urgency once again.
“It is very dangerous, I have to back up ALL the time to let someone that has turned off Dresden onto Conasauga get by. There is a blind spot with the grade of the hill and you cannot see. A head on collision is going to happen,” Carstens said.
Another Brookhaven Fields resident, Riley O’Connor, backed up Carstens request.
O’Connor said, ”I think that it is interesting that Chief Yandura need to approve the replacement of a sign that has already been permitted and placed at the site, only to later be removed by persons unknown. There’s not enough room for traffic turning from Dresden when it encounters someone driving toward Dresden. It needs to be corrected.”
The Brookhaven Post spoke to Lieutenant Brandon Gurley of the Brookhaven Police Department, last Thursday afternoon to find out how the Police are involved in replacing missing signs on city streets.
Gurley explained, “The Police Department does review traffic related issues for the City. Ultimately, the decision lies with the Public Works Department. But, they can look to the Police Department to make recommendations.”
By Friday, Public Works Director, Richard Meehan, responded on See Click Fix, “Public Works has a work order in place to replace the missing No Parking signs. The work should be completed in the next two weeks. The replacement of existing signs does not require the approval of the Police Chief.”
The Brookhaven Post also inquired with the Police Department last week about another “No Parking Zone” in the Dresden Drive area. Citizen, Thomas Porter, reported missing “No Parking” signs on Ellijay Road. That issue was also resolved on Friday.
Residents should expect missing sign requests be processed immediately since only new or additional “No Parking” restrictions require review by the Police.
If you see other missing signs that need to be replaced, contact the City of Brookhaven Public Works Department Director at 404-637-0540 or log the issue on the See Click Fix site.
Here are the original See Click Fix reports.
Ellijay report: http://seeclickfix.com/issues/790868-sign-problem