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Bay Harbour: October 31, 2018

Bay Harbour: October 31,

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 Locally Owned YOUR LOCAL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL Mark Gardner Research project Quake survey to help evacuation plan Page 3 Page 4 Demolition under way Three week time frame to remove school p: (03) 331 6757 m: 021 633 669 e: Prier Manson Real Estate Ltd (Licensed REAA 2008) Call for more road safety measures on Richmond Hill • By Matt Salmons THIS PHOTO shows why residents on a hill above Sumner need a footpath. New 40km/h speed signs will be installed on Richmond Hill Rd this week, but residents say more still needs to be done to make the narrow road safer. Increasing traffic in the area had increased concern about driver and pedestrian safety. Kathy Duncan said residents are worried about the safety of people walking or cycling between the top corner and Cecil Wood Way as there was no footpath. “There’s been so many near misses. Every person who lives on that road has a story.” About 18 residents, community board and residents’ association members met with city council traffic and transport staff on Wednesday to discuss the issue. Mrs Duncan said a number of ideas to address concerns were mooted at the meeting and council staff said they would look into them and report back. “We’ll see what happens, but we left the meeting feeling quite positive,” she said. City council transport planning and delivery manager Lynette Ellis said staff were “currently working through options to address concerns.” Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Board member REAL ESTATE WITH intEgrity OTHER HAPPY VENDORS “A really hard working team that did everything possible to promote the property” Wendy & Brendan “They work tirelessly to achieve a top result - and with a smile” Michelle & Barry “Very enthusiastic & keen to go the ‘extra mile” Derek & Louise “Alistair & Joy were wonderful to work with” Chris B Contact Joy or Alistair for a FREE APPRAISAL of your property Joy Butel Mobile: 021 353 280 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: Alistair Hazeldine Mobile: 027 572 1555 | Phone: 03 384 7950 Email: Darrell Latham said one solution suggested by residents was a “rudimentary” gravel pathway on city council reserve land alongside Richmond Hill Rd. “They [city council staff] are looking for pragmatic solutions as funding is very limited,” Dr Latham said. Four Grenadier Seasons Ferrymead Realty Grenadier Real Estate Ltd MREINZ is a Licensed Agent Under the Real Estate Agents Act 2008 Ms Ellis said there was no “specific funding available” for a footpath on Richmond Hill Rd in the 2018-28 Long Term Plan. “Staff are assessing whether there are any funding options available for a potential solution,” she said. Mrs Duncan said residents TEAM BUTEL QUALITY REAL ESTATE MARKETING CUP DAY DANGEROUS: Residents walking along Richmond Hill Rd. Kathy Duncan, in the black top, says there should be a footpath. were “willing to put in” for the path through providing labour. Another solution was to extend a track between Richmond Hill and Cliffton Hill to run down the gully between the two, finishing at the bottom corner of Richmond Hill Rd. Said resident Jenny Cunningham: “That seems like a pretty easy fix to me . . . just build the walking track completely off the road.” Ms Cunningham said such a track would be popular with other Sumner residents wanting to access reserves and cycle tracks in the area. $35