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Carson City Sheriff, Public Works respond quickly to problem

Sheriff, Public Works respond quickly to problem

The white line designating where to stop at the intersection of Bower and Arrowhead did not allow for oncoming traffic from the east on Arrowhead to be seen because of a wooden fence running along Arrowhead. Only by pulling forward a few feet could oncoming traffic be seen. The people that regularly used Bower knew they would have to pull forward to see the west bound Arrowhead traffic so they would slow down at the white line, not coming to a complete stop, and then creep forward so they could see if they could go. If clear they would proceed to make the left hand turn and just as quickly get pulled over by the authorities for not coming to a complete stop. It was a situation of a little bit of knowledge being costly.

I wrote to Sheriff Furlong explaining the problem at 10:48 a.m. on a Thursday and at 11:39 a.m. he sent an e-mail to Patrick Pittenger, Public Works, requesting him to look into the situation. At 11:41 a.m. Patrick notified the Sheriff and me that he would investigate. At 4:30 p.m. I got a call from Patrick that the white line was a problem and Public Works would be out the following Monday to determine when the existing white line could be removed and a new one painted. On Monday morning the existing white line was removed and Tuesday morning a new white line was painted.

The Sheriff was responsive, Public Works was responsive and a bad situation had been corrected in a timely manner. Many thanks from a lot of us for providing great service.

Riley Kerr

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