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From the Forum – Crossing for visually impaired street sign? and Disposing of deck demolition materials

by Prince Of Petworth March 6, 2014 at 2:15 pm 5 Comments

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Crossing for visually impaired street sign?

“I live near a pretty busy intersection in Columbia Heights. While most surrounding intersections are equipped with crosswalk signals, this one is set up as a 4-way stop. Not surprisingly, drivers often blast through the stop and it is a rather precarious area for crossing pedestrians as a result.

The other day, I was approaching the intersection when I noticed a visually impaired gentleman attempting to cross the road. Despite that he was clearly impaired, cars continued to hastily pass through the intersection, making him apprehensive to proceed. I helped him to cross, and have actually seen him a few times since, and I believe he lives just a few houses down from the crossing in question. So my question is, who can I contact about having a “blind pedestrian crossing” sign or something of that nature installed at the intersection? Any leads would be greatly appreciated!”

Disposing of deck demolition materials:

“I am planning to demolish a wooden deck in my backyard. It is beginning to rot and I believe it is built with pressure treated lumber. I have looked at the rules for Fort Totten transfer and don’t see any list that would allow disposal of wooden deck waste which would probably be classified construction debris. Does anyone know how I can dispose of the semi hazardous pressure treated wood waste responsibly and at minimal expense?”

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