I hope this finds all of you doing well. We had another productive meeting last night. The first order of business accomplished was agreeing on a new city engineer. Mark Madison with Milestone
design group will be helping us with all foreseeable projects. Some immediate work that Mark will be doing for us is looking at all of our roads and making recommendations on repairs and preventative maintenance. Also, Mark will be helping us with our new signage. Last, but not least, Mark will be coordinating with MSD to make sure a project they will be working on later this fall in St. Regis is done to our expectations.
Next, we had a concerned citizen attend the meeting that said they would like to have more communication within the city. After a joint brainstorming, it was decided that we will be adding a service called REACH Alert. The City of Hurstbourne and the City of Anchorage are already using it. As a city, we will be able to send alerts as text messages, voice calls, emails, or all of the above simultaneously. This will make sure that even if someone doesn’t have a cell phone or the internet (i.e. Facebook, emails, etc.) they will still be notified of events. This is all in addition to the newsletter, of course. We see this service being used to remind people of community activities, impending snow storms (reminders to not park on the street), crime information, etc. One of the great things about the program is that there may be 4 users per address (whether the user lives in the home or not). This is an added benefit for adult children who don’t live
in the city and want to stay informed for the sake of their parents who are still residents here. For more information, please visit reachalert.com. In order to get started today, please see the attached flyer with instructions.
Also in regards to better communication, if you are new to the city or have never signed up for our block watch emails, please do so by emailing Councilwoman Cheryl Willett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisville Councilwoman Marilyn Parker and I met to discuss the amount of traffic on Browns Ln. during the early morning hours. She was able to see first hand how difficult it is for St. Regis Park residents to turn right, let alone turn left, on to Browns Ln and the resulting back up of traffic on Mt. Vernon, Dannywood, Lincoln, and St. Regis Lane. As a result, she has already had the traffic light at Browns Ln./ McMahan/Lowe delayed a little bit longer to provide more “gaps” between cars for safer entrance on to Browns Ln. for our residents. So, thank you
Councilwoman Marilyn Parker for your quick response.
Lastly, the City Council has decided to not proceed with any survey to residents regarding Speed Humps at this time. If a motion is made on the subject, a vote will take place accordingly.
Remember, the City of St. Regis Park is a great place to live. Together, we will make it even better!
Brandt Davis, Mayor