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'Flag station' project gets money, looking for donations

June 26th, 2011 by master

The crossing flag project that we wrote about last week is moving forward with more funding by the Wallingford Chamber of Commerce.

The initial $300 was allotted by the Wallingford Community Council, now they have an extra $100 to add crossing flags.

From Jon deLeeuw, Vice President of the Community Council:

Demand is going to outstrip what I can afford; however if the community can donate materials, then I can order more flags. The materials needed are 4″ diameter PVC pipe, and 4 inch end caps – stuff that many people have kicking around in their garage.

I would ask these things of the neighborhood:

1) Donations of 4″ PVC pipe greater than 12 lengths, plus 4″ PVC End caps
2) Contact me before July 1st on what they have to donate – I need time to figure out how many flags to order.
3) Bring the donated materials to the WCC booth at the street fair, July 9th
4) Volunteer to assemble buckets at the booth (3-4 volunteers for a couple hours would be great)
5) Decorate your bucket (yahoo)
6) Adopt a designated intersection, hang your buckets and get extra flags for restocking.

Any questions or comments can be directed to Jon (at Not A Number) or brought up and the next Wallingford Community Council meeting, July 6th, 7PM room 202, Good Shepherd Center.

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Community Council looking for good "flag station" intersections

June 22nd, 2011 by master

The Wallingford Community Council is looking into placing crossing flags at several key intersections in Wallingford.

An example of a flag station on Phinney Ridge

The question is: Which intersections would the flags be most useful?

The vice-president of the council, Jon deLeeuw, sent these ideas:
3-4 stations along 50th
2-3 stations along 45th
4-5 stations along 40th (which already has 2-3 neighbor maintained stations)
4-5 stations along Stone Way

Each station would start with 2 buckets and 6 flags. Extra flags would be available at the Neighborhood Office. While many intersections could benefit from the flags, the council only has $300 for purchase and maintenance. The initial setup cost for each station is estimated at $17.

deLeeuw will give a more detailed presentation at the July 6th WCC meeting with the feedback he receives. “The more votes an intersection gets the more chance it will get a station,” he writes.

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