After a steady stream of critics took to the lectern at Tuesday's Southampton Town Board meeting to implore the board to abandon a traffic calming project proposed for Noyac Road, the board did just that.
Rather than waiting until the resolution came up on the agenda, the board voted unanimously to pull the resolution out of order, and take it up in the middle of the public comment portion of the meeting. Councilman Jim Malone, acting as liaison for highway department, made a motion to consider the resolution. No other board member would second the motion, and the resolution failed to move forward to discussion or a vote.
The resolution was intended to issue a notice to bidders to hire a company that would implement the traffic calming measures. With the resolution flopping, the town highway department now has to come up with a plan that the public and Town Board will find more palpable.
The specific stretch of road targeted for traffic calming is between Elm Street and Cedar Lane, including a bend in the road and the Whalebone General Store and Cromers Market shopping complex.