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Kingston Twp. supervisors table motion for 4-way stop

May 09. 2013 11:44PM

The next meeting of the Kingston Township Board of Supervisors will take place at 7:30 p.m. June 12.

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KINGSTON TWP. — Township Supervisors tabled a motion Wednesday to establish a four-way stop sign at the intersection of East Center and North Main streets pending a traffic study completed by Borton Lawson, township engineers.

In making the motion for the study, Chairman Jeffrey Box said it was necessary for the township to have a full understanding of safety issues and traffic patterns affecting the intersection before voting on the issue.

“Personal opinions aside, I think we should have a traffic study done and I believe it will reflect the need for a four-way stop sign at that intersection,” said township Police Chief Jim Balavage.

Shavertown Fire Chief Gary Beisel voiced concerns about the sign, saying that it could foreseeably result in increased traffic congestion and affect traffic flow from Route 309.

Box said the board would again discuss the matter at its June meeting, pending the completion of the traffic study.

The board also tabled a motion to make South Main a one-way street pending further clarification of its content.

In another matter, the board approved the adoption of Windy Street and Avalon Court within the Slocum Estates Subdivision.

The board ratified Laura Slocum as tax collector effective March 4.

The board approved the Lands at Hillside Farms Fall Festival to be held on Oct. 5 and 6.

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