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Name not shown inside Liberty Park May 31, 2019, 1:19 PM

Liberty Park receives very poorly resourced VH police protection. I understand VH commits only one officer each to Cahaba Heights and Liberty Park and they must support each other on any potentially confrontational calls. A recent example: the residents of LP have a problem with underaged and unlicensed drivers operating vehicles in a dangerous manner throughout the neighborhood. In a recent call to VHPD regarding a noisy and dangerous such incident, the response time was over 30 minutes because there was no officer available on this side of Vestavia Hills. The officer was dispatched from traffic duty on Hwy 31 and encountered heavy traffic on I459. Of course, the officer pointed out these are private streets within the neighborhood and they had no jurisdiction involving traffic violations. However, with the major streets now under VH authority and the fact that those public streets must be crossed and are often used by underaged, unlicensed drivers, I do not understand the reluctance to enforce traffic ordinances. I think most residences of LP recognize the multiple & growing traffic problems on Liberty Parkway. I fear we are going to eventually lose the lives of neighborhood children who should not be allowed to operate motor vehicles in fast-moving, high traffic areas.
I speak of two interconnected issues in this post which both need addressing: poor policing in Liberty Park and a proliferation of underaged, unlicensed drivers stemming from the lack of adequate policing in Liberty Park.

Name not shown inside Area West of Rocky Ridge May 27, 2019, 6:55 PM

I pass by the Wald Park daily as we live in this area. It is looking great and I am hopeful of great things go come. Regarding the pool , I strongly believe we need to have a separate baby pool. It does not matter what kind of state of the art filtration system you have, if there is a accident in the pool, it must be shut down for a certain amount of time . This is a health department rule. My family and I have been members of Wald Park pool for 28 years and have seen how babies begin and get used to the water in the baby pool with their moms and dads. They then progress to what we always called the medium pool before taking the plunge in the big pool. I have spoken to quite a few young parents who also desire another baby pool. My children started out there as did so many others. If we do not have a baby pool, the zero entry recreation pool will become the baby pool at the zero entry site. I see so many problems developing with this design if we do not include a baby pool. We have many young families moving into our area and I believe this would be a great asset. I certainly appreciated it and it made ti so much easier on us as young parents having a baby pool. We are looking forward to the new facilities and we believe Wald Park will be a shining example in our city of community first and making Vestaiva the very best that it can be. Thank you for making Wald Park a priority in our great city.

Kathleen Woodruff inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area April 25, 2019, 11:13 AM

Full Name:
Katie Woodruff


Street Address:
Old Oak Lane


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
A


ZIP:
35243


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
This bridge has been desperately needed for YEARS. I constantly see people running across the highway to get from one side to the other, often with their children. We’re lucky no one has been hit yet. We need to have a safe way for pedestrians to get back and forth from the Library on the northbound side and the park, elementary schools, City Hall and soon the new Community Center on the southbound side. Despite having sidewalks on both sides of the highway, there’s no where to cross 31 south of Canyon Road, nearly a mile away. Making our city as walkable as possible needs to be a top priority.


Comments or suggestions on the project:
ALDOT should be embarrassed by how long they've made this project drag out. Our city has been trying to get this bridge built for over ten years. The funding is mostly from a grant, so there really is no reason not to build it.

Joseph Storrs inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 21, 2019, 7:46 PM

Full Name:
Joe Storrs


Street Address:
1820Montclaire Dr


City:
Vestavia


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Property Owner


What is your opinion of the project?
Disapprove of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
I’m not sure how many people will be traveling from the Library to the new park by foot.

(Virginia) Shannon Merritt inside Area West of Rocky Ridge April 12, 2019, 4:58 PM

Full Name:
(Virginia) Shannon Merritt


Street Address:
1413 Panorama Dr.


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
1.) I am a senior citizen who needs to take the public bus sometimes. It is so scary to cross Montgomery Hwy with no crosswalks between the Neighborhood Walmart and the shopping center with Red Lobster. If there was a pedestrian bridge, I could safely cross Montgomery Hwy.
2.) The pedestrian bridge would also allow me to walk my 7 and 8 year old grandchildren to Wald Park once it is completed.
Thank you for your consideration of our community's safety needs.


Comments or suggestions on the project:
If you don't approve the pedestrian bridge, would you please put in some crosswalks at the lighted intersections for our safety?
Thank you.

Name not shown inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area April 11, 2019, 6:04 PM

I was surprised that in the 3 year sidewalk paving plan, there are no plans to create a sidewalk on Dolly Ridge Rd toward the new elementary school. Is that under consideration?

Bell Woods inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 17, 2019, 4:28 PM

Full Name:
Bell


Street Address:
Woods


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project

Jeff Martinez inside Area West of Rocky Ridge March 15, 2019, 5:24 PM

Full Name:
Jeff Martinez


Street Address:
700 Rockbridge Road


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35216


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
As of now, schools and a future rec area are on the other side of a major highway from the library. Not only would a pedestrian cross walk make it safer for kids and adult, alike, to cross 31, but would also maybe connect the community in a better way.

Matt Ennis inside Area East of Rocky Ridge/Altadena Area March 14, 2019, 6:22 PM

Full Name:
Matthew ennis


Street Address:
3424 water oak drive


City:
Vestavia


State:
Al


ZIP:
35243


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Approve of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
Bridges connect communities. Walkability improves quality of life and is good for business.

Joseph Dease inside Cahaba Heights March 14, 2019, 4:35 PM

Full Name:
Joseph Dease


Street Address:
4128 N Cahaba Drive


City:
Vestavia Hills


State:
AL


ZIP:
35243


What is your interest in the project?
Area Resident


What is your opinion of the project?
Disapprove of Project


Comments on purpose and need:
This is a very expensive solution to a problem I am not sure exists.