To: Councilman Scott Stiltner
As a former Urban Traffic Engineer I fully agree with MR. Orn’s observations about the lack of proper illumination along Dunlawton Ave. I still cringe when I drive on Dunlawton at night were vehicles are exiting lighted driveways into the dark shadows of the Dunlawton Ave. carriageway.
Whoever developed the existing lighting scheme for Dunlawton obviously did not seek any advice from a traffic engineer. Moreover, after listening month after month; year after year from different councilmen complaining about lack of proper maintenance of the walkway lights it has become obvious that this is another maintenance function that city forces should not be involved with.
FP&L has tariffs established by the Florida PUC wherein for a flat monthly rate they install and maintain R-O-W lighting. The established tariffs cover many types of both standard and decorative lighting assemblies. Make certain that any future lighting is feed by underground cable only.
The same person that designed the existing lighting plan must have also designed the landscape plan wherein they stuck all those ugly sticks into the medians and called them trees. Perhaps the plan was to keep the roadway in the dark because the landscape was so ugly.
Maybe now that we have some new blood on the council we can get Dunlawton Ave. to look like it belongs to a progressive city.
From: Les Orn [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, March 02, 2015 5:32 PM
To: Stiltner, Scott
Cc: Harden, David
Subject: Re: Dunlawton Corridor
Dear Councilman Stiltner:
Thank you for your comments on my letter on the above captioned subject. I will not be able to make the meeting tonite but do appreciate the invite.
I don’t know if you saw Mr. Harden’s reply and my subsequent comments. If you haven’t, I can forward them to you.
It appears that there is a beautification grant fund available, which is what South Daytona used along with city funds.
It also appears that years ago Port Orange council made the decision not to put street lights on Dunlawton but rather sidewalk lights. The feeling today is that once these lights are fully operational, Dunlawton will look a lot better. This together with new landscaping, scheduled to take place over years, will be all we need. Yes, “over years”!
I don’t know what landscaping is planned but I do know that the sidewalk lights are useless, operational or not. They are too far apart and do nothing to light up or enhance the main thoroughfare of our great city.
I wholeheartedly disagree with the plans to date. As I mentioned, I have lived here for 25 years and have waited for Dunlawton to become the main focal point of this city. It doesn’t seem as though that it going to happen any time soon.
However, I’m glad that you are of the same opinion as I am. Is funding the main issue? I just can’t believe that Dunlawton has been allowed to deteriorate over the years and that there doesn’t appear to be any urgency to fix it.
Maybe we need to talk to South Daytona to see how they made it happen. Clearly, it can.
From: Stiltner, Scott
Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 8:30 AM
I want to thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and perspective about the aesthetic short comings of Dunlawton Avenue corridor. You are 100% on the mark, and we (you and I) share the same perspective. As you may know, I am the newly elected Councilman for the City, representing District 4. Your concerns voiced are the same I shared over and over with residents during my campaign.
To put it bluntly, our Dunlawton corridor looks horrible, and it is shameful. It does not reflect the pride of our residents and community. I believe that it has deteriorated to it’s current condition because of poor decisions by past councils and the former Public Works Department Head.
I assure you that this is on my priorities list, and it will get improved upon!
I would like to encourage you to attend our next City council meeting on Tuesday evening, March 3rd at 6:30pm and address your concerns directly to the council as a whole. You would need to get there a few minutes early to fill our a non-agenda request item so you can speak and then you will be given 3 minutes to say whatever you like.
Keep in touch. All my best!
Scott Stiltner, Councilman
City of Port Orange, District 4