Re: Letter From Tom McGillis

I read in your read file a letter from Mr. McGillis concerning sidewalks on Williamson and his ability to use his scooter chair to make it to shopping centers from his home.
I would like to suggest you forward him the link below for the Votran gold service. Their are eligibility requirements he may meet and the service, an ADA extension of bus services, will pick him up at a cost of $3.00 per fare.
Newton White

From: Tom McGillis []
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:58 PM
To: Kisela, Greg
Cc: Green, Allen; Burnette, Don; Ford, Bob; Bastian, Drew; Kennedy, Dennis
Subject: Walk

Mr. Kisela
My is Thomas N. McGillis I live at 5331 Peach Blossom Blvd. Port Orange that is in the Port Orange Plantation subdivision. Our subdivision is on the southbound side of Williamson Blvd. There is a small stretch of area where the sidewalk on the southbound side of Williamson Blvd between Royal Palms subdivision and Town West Blvd. where I live where the sidewalk is not complete. I am sure there are plans to complete that section of sidewalk however I have no way of knowing when but I would ask of you and the city council, could this project be given some priority and put on the agenda as soonest. It would be a blessing to be able to travel to the Pavilion Shopping Center and the Publix using the sidewalk.  I am in a electric wheelchair which has the ability to go that far but I am afraid of riding the shoulder on
Williamson Blvd. too many people have been killed that way,riding the should of busy roads. There are many people besides myself who walk and ride bikes who would also benefit from this as well. Please take this under consideration and Thank You for your time it is greatly appreciated.
Thomas N McGillis

Mr. McGillis: I understand your  request and concerns.  We do have sections of sidewalk that has not been constructed on Williamson Blvd.  We are working on installing an additional traffic signal at Town West Blvd and Williamson Blvd.  that we believe will accelerate the development of the remaining parcels of property fronting on Williamson.  If so, we will  require the developers/property owners to install their portion of the sidewalk that will create that connectivity you are looking for to get to the Pavilion and Public.    I hope this answers your questions.    Be assured we are committed to completing these missing sections as soon as possible.
Greg Kisela
City Manager

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