She said she and other neighbors have been expressing concerns since February about speeders and other motorists using neighborhood streets as cut-throughs.
Here's some of what Tackitt passed along to us about what's been happening in her part of Brookfield and what's likely to be discussed at the meeting:
For the last six months we have had the Roswell Police force in the neighborhood giving tickets, as well as warnings to slow down.
Some of our main streets we are concerned about are Brookfield Parkway, Oakhaven Drive, and Brooksglen.
After meeting with Becky Wynn [Roswell City Council member] , Mike Elliot [Roswell DOT Traffic Supervisor] and Michael Fischer [Roswell Deputy City Administrator], we made the next move to do a speed study in the neighborhood. About 85 percent were traveling 38.8 mph or less, and 15 percent of drivers were traveling faster than 38.8 mph (as of May 31, 2013).
The field data collected was from April 10, May 31, and June 7 of 2013. I also have access to the raw speed numbers that were documented. We have police officers agreeing that BCC is one of the worst neighborhoods for speeding.
Within in the last year, residents such as myself have had a K-9 dog hit on Oakhaven Drive without the driver stopping (the dog was killed). We have had an infant in a stroller with a grandmother walking her grandson on Oakhaven get hit by a truck. Luckily the child was OK after being seen at the ER, but the stroller was unusable.
We have had three reports of cars come down Hickory Oak Hollow and run through the three-way stop, end up on the golf course, then into the same yard on Oakhaven Drive. In annother incident, a car hit a fire hydrant and a tree on the other side of Oakhaven Drive. Another driver took out a large oak that the owner had to cut down.
These are only a few incidents we know of that have occurred with the last year.
One of Tackitt's suggestions is for safety striping on Brookfield Parkway since it is a wider street, speed tables or landscaping on Oakhaven Drive and speed tables on Hickory Oak Hollow.
Tackitt said there's not much support in the neighborhood for flashing signs, since it's been tried before and wasn't effective.