Homeowners living along Admirals Pointe Drive are fed up with speeders through their neighborhood. With a letter of support from Neighborhood Patrol’s Brent McFerran, residents have approached the GHPOA Grounds Committee Chairman Dr. John Moore to get a stop sign installed at Admirals Pointe Drive and Challenge Court (map).
“We would have to go to the Department of Public Works in Indianapolis to get this approved,” said Dr. Moore at the recent GHPOA board meeting.
But not everyone thinks that stop signs and speed bumps will slow people down, including the Admirals Pointe GHPOA board representative David Hennessy.
“It won’t slow them down,” said Hennessy. “More stop signs won’t solve the problem.”
Speeding through our Geist neighborhoods has been an issue for several homeowners associations, all of which eventually find out that adding stop signs or speed bumps is harder than one might think. Depending on where you live around Geist, you have to gain approval from the local government entity charged with the roads’ upkeep. They generally require a petition supporting the stop sign autographed by 51% of the residents impacted just to review the request. Traffic studies are then requested if they feel the need is warranted, and then they may or may not honor the homeowners’ wishes.
Residents of Admirals Pointe will be receiving a letter in the coming weeks from the GHPOA board asking them to vote for or against a new stop sign at Admirals Pointe Drive and Challenger Court. Dr. Moore and Dave Hennessy will both write a pro and con statement so both sides of the discussion are represented.
Cambridge subdivision has been working with the Hamilton County Highway Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department for years trying to gain approval for speed bumps along Springstone Drive. Admirals Landing resorted to a “Think Before You Speed” campaign last year to slow down speeders through their streets.
“At the end of the day, the people complaining about speeders are usually the speeders themselves,” said Officer Jim Cleek with Neighborhood Patrol.
Cleek tells of a resident living on Old Stone Drive calling Neighborhood Patrol last fall complaining of speeders along the main thoroughfare in Admirals Bay.
“We set up radar for a few days and one of the first people we pulled over was the caller.”