Caspar Community Meeting minutes : : 14 February 1999 meeting
Community Meets about Traffic
Pat Ackley, Caspar Community Coordinator, called the meeting to order at 3:18 pm.
The attendees introduced themselves.
Michael Potts presented the Calendar of Events for 1999, including:
- March 6th: Gorse Grubbers’ Ball
- March 13th: Gorse Grubbers’ Workshop
- June (date to be announced): Brunch and Auction at Albion River Inn
- July 4th: Tentative – Beach Party
- October: The 2nd Annual Gorse Festival
- The Halloween Parade (to be organized by Jerry and Susan Juhl)
- December 31st: Y2K Me Worry?
Patty Madigan reviewed the activities of the Caspar Community Traffic Brigade. The Brigade has identified a number of traffic issues in Caspar. The are:
She explained that in order to consider remedies for these concerns, the Brigade had formulated a survey form. Those in attendance were encouraged to complete the survey before leaving.
- North Entrance @ Hwy 1 / Caspar Road
- Intersection of Pacifica & Caspar Road
- Stop sign at Caspar Road & Caspar Street
- Traffic Speed in West Caspar
- Reckless passing
- Parking: Overnight & Events
Points of discussion regarding traffic were:
- Ocean Access – mistake!
- Signs “No ocean access” at Pacifica, North Entrance, & South Entrance
- Sidewalks recommended by CalTrans to slow traffic – Grants
- Negative Message, direct folks to the correct access
- Caspar Orchard Rd. – mudhole increase in traffic; make up for lost time on Fern Creek Rd.
- Locals need to watch their speed.
- Caspar Beach “curve” - dangerous blind turn
- Speed monitoring?
- Do we need both a 3-way stop and a closure / change of north exit?
- Is Pacifica visible as an intersection?
- Yield signs @ Pacifica & Caspar Inn
- See Lansing St. barriers @ exit.
- How can we get the changes we want without changing the quality of Caspar?
- Trails & paths instead of sidewalks
- Make sure north exit / entrance is gradual & safe, not like Mendocino.
- Signs removed
- Narrowing of roads; bike lanes, sidewalks, etc.
- Sign restrictions? What is the process?
- School district input
- School bus traffic
Next Traffic Brigade meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23rd @ 4:00 pm at the Caspar Community Office.
Pat Ackley gave her Coordinator’s Report:
A representative from Trust for Public Land will be visiting Caspar soon. The Trust may become involved in the Caspar Community Project.
The process for acquiring a legal status for Caspar Community is progressing quickly.
There is an urgent need for contributions to support the Caspar Community project.
Meeting was adjourned.
submitted by Pat Ackley