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Old 11-08-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I like the growth in Greenville overall. I wish Allen Thomas wasn’t gone. I don’t know if Mercer was more or less qualified. I think he was an iffy candidate but I think Connelly is in this solely for himself and nothing else. I do not like him as a person.

But I actually reside in the town of Winterville and I’m just glad the felon didn’t win our mayoral race.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:25 PM
 
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I think he was an iffy candidate but I think Connelly is in this solely for himself and nothing else. I do not like him as a person.
Overall, I'm ok with Connelly. But I do understand your stance. I cannot put my finger on it, but he does give off a "used car salesman" vibe . I feel like he will continue to work hard to bring in big projects and jobs and help grow the city, but mainly so that it will boost his reputation so when something bigger comes along, he can move up. Obviously, I don't know if it's true, but it is just the vibe I get.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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So you´re saying Conelley will hurt growth of Greenville?
I don’t think he cares unless it benefits him and his business. Apartment complexes are in direct opposition to what he does. Maybe it won’t matter since we’re getting kind of full on those at this point.

That said, Greenville’s mayoral position is very weak and powerless. Allen Thomas used the office and his connections together to bring things to Greenville. Those things went in harmony. I’m not sure the position otherwise has the ability to make or break things unless the issue comes to a tied vote and the mayor has to vote.
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Old 11-08-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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I don’t think he cares unless it benefits him and his business. Apartment complexes are in direct opposition to what he does. Maybe it won’t matter since we’re getting kind of full on those at this point.

That said, Greenville’s mayoral position is very weak and powerless. Allen Thomas used the office and his connections together to bring things to Greenville. Those things went in harmony. I’m not sure the position otherwise has the ability to make or break things unless the issue comes to a tied vote and the mayor has to vote.
It will be interesting to see how things transpire. I think PJ is more in line with AT than you might think. I also think that the council, mayor, and perhaps AT at the GTP are all in line now. I realize that the GTP is in Lenior and Kinston, but I believe that was the first move in a grander plan for development of the region.
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Old 11-09-2017, 05:03 AM
 
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Council to consider final Fire Tower and Portertown plan - Daily Reflector

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The City Council is expected to consider the finalized version of a N.C. Department of Transportation plan to widen and improve Fire Tower and Portertown roads at its scheduled meeting tonight.

Officials with the transportation department are expected seek a resolution of support for the project, which will widen the roads to four lanes with a raised median from Charles Boulevard to 10th Street. The project also will reconfigure several major intersections to reduce congestion and traffic accidents on the roadways.

The project is expected to take up to 20 properties and impact many more in the residential area. It has been controversial with some residents, especially its proposal to eliminate left turns out of subdivisions and homes along the route. It also eliminates left turns at Fire Tower Road’s intersections with Charles and Arlington boulevards by rerouting traffic onto other streets.

The plan also includes installing two multi-lane roundabouts at Portertown and Eastern Pines roads and Portertown and Fire Tower and new bridging at Hardee Creek. It also pomises bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

DOT hosted a public input meeting in September 2016 that prompted designers to investigate solutions to congestion at the intersections. On Feb. 9, the council agreed that expanding the original widening project to include alterations to the intersections would be in the best interest of the city. A version of the DOT’s plan for the road was revealed to the public at an input meeting on July 31 at Alice Keene Park.

For funding purposes, the enterprise is made up of two projects: Project U-5785, which involves widening a .6-mile stretch of Fire Tower from Charles Boulevard to 14th Street and Project U-5870, which involves widening Fire Tower to Portertown Road then widening Portertown Road to 10th Street, a distance of 2.2 miles.

Traffic on Arlington would be directed to a new road that would run between Basil’s Restaurant on Fire Tower and Arlington’s intersection with Turnbury Lane. At Charles Boulevard, traffic would travel to a reconfigured road that runs between Bells Fork Road’s intersection with Charles and Fire Tower’s intersection with Kittrell Road.

Currently, a vehicle attempting to make a left turn at either intersection has an average wait time of 82 seconds according to Steve Hamilton, division traffic engineer. Even if additional left turn lanes are added at each intersection, it’s estimated by 2029 a vehicle could wait about five minutes to make a left turn, he said.

Only allowing through-traffic and right turns at each intersection reduces the number of signal phases needed to move traffic, which reduces wait time, Hamilton said. There also will be shorter wait times at the intersections dedicated to left turns because they too will require fewer phases.

After reviewing the input from the last meeting, and meeting with several concerned business and homeowners in the area, the department is set to present its final recommendation to council members. Following this presentation, the council could vote on a resolution of support for the finalized design plan.

Also at the meeting, the council will be presented a schematic design of Westpointe Village Park, which the Recreation and Parks Department has been holding meetings on since March. The department will present its proposed master plan for the park, and receive feedback from council members.

The meetings will be at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St. The meetings also includes a public comment period. It is the first meeting since Tuesday’s election, however new council members will not take office until December.

Contact Seth Gulledge at sgulledge@reflector.com and 329-9579.
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Visit https://www.ncdot.gov/projects/FireT...rtownWidening/ for maps and other details.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Greenville
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Council approves plan for Portertown, Fire Tower improvements - Daily Reflector
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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unanimously approved the active transportation plan as well. a plan is just a plan, but if it gets built out to completion, greenville will be much better for cyclists and pedestrians - maybe kill off some of our lovely congestion.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Winterville
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unanimously approved the active transportation plan as well. a plan is just a plan, but if it gets built out to completion, greenville will be much better for cyclists and pedestrians - maybe kill off some of our lovely congestion.
By the time they finish, we'll need another upgrade the way things are going.
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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City News | Greenville, NC

Designs for Westpointe Village Park approved...
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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By the time they finish, we'll need another upgrade the way things are going.

haha, that's the kind of trust i like to see in our elected/appointed leaders...

yes and no. there hasn't been a plan in place prior to implementation, so DOT couldn't include bike lanes in previous construction projects since they have to work directly from our MTP/TIP recommendations. with the plan in place, DOT can now construct lanes on their projects. there's some great stuff in the pipeline that we should see being built out in the next few years.

we're still going to have sidewalk issues though because the county doesn't care for them whatsoever and the dot requires the city/county to foot the cost with reimbursement later.
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