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Residents, Parents Discuss Frazer Center Traffic Issues

Lake Claire residents addressed a city council committee Wednesday morning

Lake Claire residents and parents connected to the Frazer Center packed into a city council committee meeting Wednesday morning to talk about proposed legislation that would affect the center and neighborhood.

Councilwoman Natalyn M. Archibong, whose district includes Lake Claire, introduced legislation that would limit the maximum weight of vehicles that use two Lake Claire streets to transport special needs adults to the in neighboring Druid Hills.

Residents say the MARTA buses that use the center’s rear entrance off Ridgeview Road NE cause major traffic and safety issues in the neighborhood.

After hearing from a wide-ranging group of parents and residents, the committee tabled the legislation and could revisit the issue in May.

In the mean time, residents, MARTA representatives and those connected to the Frazer Center say they will continue to work on solving concerns.

Make sure to scroll through all the videos above to hear all views expressed Wednesday morning.

Thisten March 30, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Up until this point, I thought we were discussing safety in the Lake Claire community and the preservation and furtherance of The Frazer Center's mission, and I took Lake Claire neighborhood posters at their word when they said that they supported the Frazer Center's mission and viewed with skepticism remarks from people stating that these people did not care about Frazer's mission. I was wrong. I apparently had it backward. Attempting to drive away revenue that supports a non-profit engaged in helping special needs children and disabled adults?! Who does that?!
Kelvin Scythe March 30, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Well, I've had it. Those of you who have slammed me & my neighbors for having an opinion about what happens in our backyard, you win. Clearly, I have no right to express my valid concerns. Do any of you even live in LC? Wait- don't answer that- I won't be getting your reply. TO MY NEIGHBORS- I am dedicated to making this work along with all of you. I am glad I signed up on Patch, even if briefly. We can (and will) work this out w TFC w/o the help from the peanut gallery. It's a sad say when we cannot have an honest, adult dialog. I'm deleting this account. For those of you who clearly have lots of time on your hands, and wish to get in the last word... and I know there are several of you.... go for it. My "weekend" over, and I have an actual job to go back to. Your audience awaits. Adieu. (enter sound of crickets...)
Livin ITP March 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
And to think this all started with people who believed they have a legal right to the view from their backyard, hung banners saying "mind the buffer," let children play in the street (and smoke around them... wonderul parenting), and think they 'own' the street when they live in a CITY not a private community ... and (I heard) slammed a door in the face of a disabled man from the FC delivering holiday cards to neighbors.... sorry, no pity for you. And yes, there are other neighbors who feel this way and know you, too. Just becuase your house borders a property, does not mean you have a right to demand they keep bushes or trees - you bought property that bordered a business. You don't own the land at the Frazier Center, so it's NOT actually your back yard is it? (heat those crickets!) You have tarnished the image of the neighborhood and FC - was setting up a negative website bashing them constructive? Is that how you work togehter? I hope there is a better solution. - signed a LC neighbor who did NOT sign your ridiculous petition circulated by the mommy smoker.
Joe March 30, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Livin ITP.... The Frazer Center did not replant the buffer because of the neighbors, they replanted it because they cut down trees and put in a parking lot illegally, without permits or engineering plans. The center replaced the buffer because they were required to by Dekalb County code not because the neighbors ask them to. It is public record. If you put your energy into finding out the facts and looking for solutions, instead of maligning people, I am sure much could be accomplished.
Rose Walker, Simple Gifts Galleries March 31, 2012 at 07:59 PM
No...I don't live in LC. My concern is one of the adult people who receive services from the Frazer Center.

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