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Oct 05

Motor Vehicle Concerns

Posted on October 5, 2022 at 4:23 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Is motor vehicle use of the pedestrian path between north 15th and 30th legal? Is acsd operating an ohv park on their property at north 15th? Do any of the motor vehicle crossings of the pedestrian path meet mutcd? All rhetorical. Will the city please start patrolling, enforcing and citing to keep kids on pedestrian only path safe?


A.  It is our understanding that there are currently contractor vehicles parked along the pedestrian path to install water lines. However, this property belongs to the University of Wyoming and they would be your best point of contact to relay any concerns. Since this is a university issue, the City will not be responding on their behalf. In regard to the school property on North 15th, the school district has voiced concerns to the City in the past regarding this very same issue and the police department responded by more actively patrolling the area. If you see subjects trespassing on the property, please call our dispatch center at 721-2526 and an officer will be dispatched to the area.

Oct 04

Greenhill Cemetery - Willett Drive Gate

Posted on October 4, 2022 at 11:52 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  What's the policy on procedure with respect to the gate at the cemetery? I walked my dog in the morning and 99 times out of 100 when I get there the gate on Willett Drive is open but every now and again after walking all the way through the cemetery I find it locked. Is there a schedule? Particularly addressing Monday mornings.

 

A.  The E Willett Dr. gate to Greenhill Cemetery is closed whenever there is a home UW football game and remains closed until staff are onsite to reopen it, generally the following Sunday or Monday. This practice was put in place as staff began seeing an increase in the cemetery parking space being used by game attendees. This gate has also been closed when we’ve experienced a significant snow event to help deter people from driving into the cemetery until staff have had a chance to open up all of the roads. 

Sep 08

West Laramie Road Dust Control

Posted on September 8, 2022 at 3:58 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q1.  When is it anticipated that the dirt streets in West Laramie will be oiled again? Is there a regular schedule for more frequent oilings, or can one be set up in an effort to reduce dust from vehicles and wind storms? As well, it would be nice to have an oiling soon after a grating of streets is completed. Currently, there is tons of dust coming up and lingering after a single vehicle. Today several city dump trucks are passing through the neighborhood and the dust is phenomenal!

 

A1.  The City of Laramie Streets Division will be applying more magnesium chloride dust control solution once they’ve finished laying down the material they are working on this week and next week. They are also watering their hauling route to help keep the dust down.


Q2.  Watering has not been occurring on Monroe Street or Arthur north of Dadisman street. The dump trucks are circling around on both of these streets as well. Thank you.


A2.  Streets Division staff are being reminded to water while working on these streets.