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SABA Spring 2008 Newsletter

SABA Spring 2008 Newsletter

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South Ardmore Betterment Alliance Spring 2008 Newsletter
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Ìf you would lIke to par·

tIcIpate, please contact
7olunteer CoordInator 8Ill
Cardner at
wIngardner@earthlInk.net
or by phone at 610·896·
0774 and let hIm know If
you plan to sell from the
park or from your home.

8e sure to gIve hIm your
home address If you want
to be Included on the
map of partIcIpatIng
homes.
Dnce agaIn, SA8A wIll
hold Its neIghborhood·
wIde yard sale.

ThIs year, the yard sale
wIll be held on Saturday
June 7 (Sunday June 8,
raIn date). As In the
past, partIcIpants have
the choIce of sellIng
from theIr homes or at
Normandy Park.

We wIll post sIgns and
run an ad In local news·
papers advertIsIng the
event. (0onatIons to
SA8A to help cover our
costs are always apprecI·
ated.)

The ad specIfIcally IdentI·
fIes Normandy Park as a
locatIon for sellers and as
a place for buyers to pIck
up a map of homes par·
tIcIpatIng In the yard
sale. Therefore, we
would lIke to encourage
people to consIder sellIng
from the park as thIs
helps create an energetIc
startIng place for many
buyers.


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Neighbor-
hood Events
1
Town Watch 2
Farners Mar-
ket
6
AnnuaI Men-
bership
9
The Library 3
Officers 8

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and Easy.

Ìf you are not on
the lIst, It's easy
to subscrIbe.

Send an emaIl
wIth "subscrIbe"
In the subject
lIne to 7olunteer
CoordInator 8Ill
Cardner.

wIngardner
@earthlInk.
net

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LocatIon! You 0ecIde!
10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

ThIs Is the 8ÌC neIghbor·
hood gatherIng! Ìt takes
about J0 volunteers to
make the day run
smoothly.

Chesnutwold Elemen·
tary School, we hope to
start our parade
promptly at 10:00 from
the new school and then
march to Elwell FIeld.

Are you the proud
owner of a melodIous
voIce-we need an |.C.
Thwarted In your own ar·
tIstIc career: We need
judges for the always
hotly contested 8est
0ecorated competItIon.
Know your way around a
grIll:

We need FoodIes too.
7olunteers can sIgn up for
specIfIc tIme slots and
wIll have plenty of sup·
port to make theIr efforts
a success. Please con·
sIder helpIng thIs year.

Also, we have had
neIghbors ask If we
should hold the party at
Normandy Park or con·
tInue at Elwell FIeld.

Please let us know your
thoughts and vote vIa the
websIte.

Please contact 0Iane
WIlder at 610·85J·1404,
wIlderfran·
cone@yahoo.com to vol·
unteer
1ta at 1a|y
SA8A and 6th Ward
CommIssIoner Larry
Holmes are offerIng a
SJ00 reward for Infor·
matIon about a rash of
vandalIsm IncIdents In
South Ardmore In 2007.

The IncIdents were InI·
tIally reported to the
PolIce on |ay 26th,
2007, and occurred
overnIght. TIres were
slashed on cars parked
on ClIfford, Aubrey, FIs·
Ing Sun Foad, |alvern,
|apleshade, 8elmont,
Hazelwood, Ceorges
Lane, |orrIs, 7alley
7Iew, Clenbrook, and
Normandy Foad.

Several leads were de·
veloped, and IntervIews
were conducted wIth
IndIvIduals allegedly
Involved. AddItIonally,
a search was performed
at the resIdence of a
suspect. These steps

We have not had Town Watch for quIte a
few years.

We are basIng our new program on the
one that Is actIve In Ardmore In Lower
|erIon.

7olunteers are needed approxImately
once a month for several hours on eIther
FrIday or Saturday nIghts.

We know that many neIghbors are con·
cerned about local safety. Please con·
sIder joInIng us for thIs very Important
program.

Interested In Town Watch!

Contact WIIIIam HaIpIn
at
SeaangIerbIII@hotmaII.com

610-331-134º

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were not productIve
enough to ImplIcate the
guIlty party, and the po·
lIce are contInuIng theIr
InvestIgatIon.

Dn July 25th 2007, addI·
tIonal vandalIsm to vehI·
cles occurred on Nor·
mandy, Aubrey, CrIcket,
and |alvern Foad.

The PolIce have also In·
vestIgated reports of
thefts from vehIcles In
thIs area, as well as other
types of suspected crImI·
nal conduct. They have
also receIved reports from
resIdents who have ob·
served juvenIles loIterIng
In the area at late hours.

Feport ÌnformatIon to:
Haverford TownshIp
Anonymous TIp LIne
610·85J·1298
ext. TÌP (847)

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Please remember to call the PolIce when you see
suspIcIous actIvIty. 610·85J·1298.


SA8A and 6th Ward CommIssIoner Larry Holmes are offerIng a SJ00 reward that
leads to the arrest of these vandals.
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7IsIt our redesIgned web sIt and take a few mo·
ments to regIster.
Dur calendar of events Is avaIlable, along wIth
other Important InformatIon about the neIghbor·
hood and Issues that affect all of us. The web·
sIte Is updated wIth InformatIon and announce·
ments.
ThIs reduces the number and length of our e·
maIl messages to neIghbors. We wIll stIll send
out e·maIl but much routIne InformatIon and
updates can be checked anytIme vIa the sIte.

The new websIte Includes a calendar of SA8A
events, photos from past events, and a number
of lInks to other organIzatIons.
keáesigaeá ve| ·ite÷www.sa|aaews.arg
All vIsItors to the sIte can read entrIes and dIs·
cussIons In the blog. FegIstered users can par·
tIcIpate In blog dIscussIons or can receIve the
latest newsletter by e·maIl.

We hope the sIte Is easy to navIgate, and we
welcome your comments to make It even bet·
ter. Ìf you fInd problems wIth the sIte, contact
our Web |aster:


0oug |uth, doug.muth@gmaIl.com.
We wìll hove o
Communìty
Yegetoble Gorden
ln Normondy Pork.
Contoct Dìone Wìlder ot ó!0-
853-!404
wìlder[roncone@yohoo.com
ßIock CaptaIns Needed

Please help us dIstrIbute SA8A newsletters
twIce a year. Ìt's easy and 7ÌTAL to
neIghbors who do not have emaIl/Internet
access.

We need volunteers for:

The 2400 ßIock and 2500 ßIock of Avon

The 2400 and 2500 ßIock of Chestnut

640-672 Ceorges Lane

The 700 and 800 ßIock of LorraIne

The 2500 ßIock of Posemont

ÌF you haven't receIved a newsletter (the
last one was dIstrIbuted In early 0ecem·
ber, please let us know so that we can
alert your block captaIn.
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SA8A has asked to meet wIth CommIssIoner Holmes, Town |anager Larry CentIle and other TownshIp
offIcIals to create a traffIc management plan to help slow traffIc goIng through our neIghborhood.

Dur fIrst request Is thIs: NEICHßDPS, pIease sIow down. PolIce InterventIon In other areas of the
townshIp have shown that much of what we perceIve as "cut through" traffIc Is actually US, goIng too
fast. 0Id you know that speedIng reduces your abIlIty to steer safely around curves or objects on our
roads, extends the dIstance necessary to stop your car, and Increases the dIstance you need to travel
whIle reactIng to a dangerous sItuatIon. SpeedIng Is one of the most prevalent factors contrIbutIng to
motor vehIcle crashes, whIch are the leadIng cause of death for every age from J through JJ.

So what's a TraffIc hanagement PIan: TypIcal tools of a traffIc management plan Include engIneerIng,
educatIon and enforcement. TraffIc calmIng measures may Include: road bumps, traffIc bars, traffIc
cIrcles, chokers, and dIverters. TraffIc CalmIng Is the combInatIon of maInly physIcal measures that re·
duce the negatIve effects of motor vehIcle use, alter drIver behavIor and Improve condItIons for non·
motorIzed street users.

Dur goaIs IncIude:
»ÌncreasIng the qualIty of lIfe In our neIghborhood
»ÌncorporatIng preferences and requIrements of neIghbors along streets and at IntersectIons.
»CreatIng safe and attractIve streets
»HelpIng to reduce the negatIve effects of motor vehIcles on the envI ronment
»PromotIng pedestrIan, cycle and transIt use

TraffIc caImIng objectIves IncIude:
»AchIevIng slower speeds for motor vehIcles
»FeducIng collIsIon frequency and severIty
»ÌncreasIng the safety and the perceptIon of safety for non·motorIzed
users of the streets
»FeducIng the need for polIce enforcement
»EnhancIng the street envIronment
»ÌncreasIng access for all modes of transportatIon, and
»FeducIng cut·through motor vehIcle traffIc.


Ìf you can volunteer, please contact PhyllIs |oses.
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Traffie talming Heasures in uur Neighborhood/Township
SA8A wIll request at the next Haverford TownshIp CIvIc CouncIl meetIng that partIcIpatIng organIzatIons
support a petItIon to the TownshIp to create and Implement a TraffIc CalmIng Plan. To do thIs we need
a SA8A representatIve to spearhead thIs project.

Dur fIrst request Is for neIghbors, especIally those on streets that are affected by speedIng traffIc (such
as Woodcrest), to step forward to serve as volunteer leaders for thIs plan.

Dur next request Is thIs: NEICHßDPS, pIease sIow down. PolIce InterventIon In other areas of the
townshIp have shown that much of what we perceIve as "cut through" traffIc Is actually US, drIvIng too
fast.

0Id you know that speedIng reduces your abIlIty to steer safely around curves or objects on our roads,
extends the dIstance necessary to stop your car, and Increases the dIstance you need to travel whIle
reactIng to a dangerous sItuatIon. SpeedIng Is one of the most prevalent factors contrIbutIng to motor
vehIcle crashes, whIch are the leadIng cause of death for every age from J through JJ.

So what's a TraffIc CalmIng/|anagement Plan: TypIcal tools of a traffIc management plan Include en·
gIneerIng, educatIon and enforcement. TraffIc calmIng measures may Include physIcal changes such as
buIldIng road bumps, traffIc bars, traffIc cIrcles, chokers, and dIverters. TraffIc CalmIng Is the combIna·
tIon of these physIcal measures that reduce the negatIve effects of motor vehIcle use, wIth measures
that alter drIver behavIor and Improve condItIons for non·motorIzed street users.

Dur goaIs IncIude:
»ÌncreasIng the qualIty of lIfe In our neIghborhood
»ÌncorporatIng preferences and requIrements of neIghbors along streets and IntersectIons
»CreatIng safe and attractIve streets
»HelpIng to reduce the negatIve effects of motor vehIcles on the envIronment, and
»PromotIng pedestrIan, cycle and transIt use.

TraffIc caImIng objectIves IncIude:
»AchIevIng slower speeds for motor vehIcles
»FeducIng collIsIon frequency and severIty
»ÌncreasIng the safety and the perceptIon of safety for non·motorIzed users of the streets
»FeducIng the need for polIce enforcement
»EnhancIng the street envIronment
»ÌncreasIng access for all modes of transportatIon, and
»FeducIng cut·through motor vehIcle traffIc.

We hope that DUF SA8A volunteers as well as representatIves from the many cIvIc organIzatIons In the
TownshIp wIll create a proposal that the TownshIp adopt a consIstent and effectIve process for evaluat·
Ing neIghborhood requests. A possIble way to handle evaluatIon of IndIvIdual street safety Is vIa a

PoInt PankIng System for Street Safety.

A poInt rankIng system allows us to more objectIvely compare one street or area to another to establIsh
prIorItIes for the townshIp to correct the worst problems. For example, poInts mIght be tallIed as fol·
lows:

A. SpeedIng-10 poInts for each mIle per hour the 85th percentIle for where traffIc Is above the speed
lImIt plus 5mph. (e.g., If the speed lImIt Is 25 mph, and the 85th percentIle Is J2 mIles = 2 X 10 poInts =
20 poInts.)

ß. Safety PatIng-CoIIIsIon HIstory
(a) 10 poInts for each reportable motor vehIcle·to·motor vehIcle collIsIon In the past fIve years whIch
would have been preventable wIth traffIc calmIng. (e.g., If a collIsIon Is caused by a drunk drIver, It may
not be correctable wIth traffIc calmIng, and therefore may not factor Into the ratIng.)
(b) 25 poInts for each reported pedestrIan or bIcyclIst Injury or fatalIty In the last fIve years whIch Is
consIdered preventable wIth traffIc calmIng.

C. CrosswaIks and SIdewaIks
(a) 25 poInts for each uncontrolled IntersectIon or mId·block crosswalk.
(b) 25 poInts If there Is no sIdewalk on a portIon of the street In questIon.

0. TraffIc VoIume
(a) 1 poInt for each 100 vehIcles of average daIly traffIc above the followIng thresholds:
1) Two·way volume on local streets - above 1,000
2) Two·way volume on collector streets - above 2,500
J) Two·way volume on major streets - above 10,000
(b) 1 poInt for each ten pedestrIans crossIng above these thresholds In eIght peak hours:
1) CrossIng an uncontrolled local street - above 100
2) CrossIng an uncontrolled collector street - above 200
J) CrossIng an uncontrolled major street - above J00

E. ßus Stops
15 poInts for each bus stop area

F. ProxImIty to SchooIs, PecreatIon Centers, SenIor andlor CommunIty Centers, hospItaIslcIInIcs,
parks, IIbrarIes and pubIIc traIn statIons. 25 poInts for each of these types of InstItutIons wIthIn 500
feet of the road sectIon or IntersectIon In questIon.

C. ßIke FacIIIty.
25 poInts If the proposal Is on a bIke road facIlIty.

H. 0rIveways (ConfIIct PoInts) = 1 poInt for each drIveway.
Etc..
ÌntrIgued:

The poInt system has proven effectIve to gauge and prIorItIze correctIng the more dangerous streets.
Dnce thIs has been done a varIety of measures can be taken, IncludIng usIng physIcal barrIers.

For more InformatIon on thIs SAßA sponsored project that wIII benefIt the entIre townshIp, pIease
contact 0Iane WIIder, 610-853-1404, wIIderfrancone@yahoo.com.
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W W W . 5 A B A N E W 5 . O R G
SABA Events At A Clanee
In hemorIum
Tony 0amasco 1º33-2008
Ìn 1956 Tony and hIs wIfe, Joanne, settled In Ard·
more. They raIsed nIne chIldren . Tony was a
foundIng member of the Ardmore 8aseball League,
AssIstant Treasurer of SA8A, and many other ac·
tIvItIes. ProfessIonally he was a PharmaceutIcal
Sales FepresentatIve workIng wIth |erell, CeIgy,
and US 7ItamIn. A parIshIoner of St. 0enIs, he
sang In the choIr and was a cantor.
Tony loved to sIng and also sang wIth St.
Joseph AlumnI ChoIr, Haverford College Chorus
and the |asterwork Chorale. He also volunteered
for the Fed Cross and FeadIng for the 8lInd. We
wIll mIss hIm tremendously as a SA8A volunteer.
June 7 Flea |arket, Normandy Park
July 4 July 4th at LocatIon to be 7oted on!
Dct. T8A Fall PlantIng E |usIc FestIval, Normandy
Park
Dct. 25 Halloween Party
VIsIt www.sabanews.org
for neIghborhood news
and events.

PegIster on IIne for future emaII
announcements.
SALA Officers/Volnnteers and íontact Jnformation
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PresIdent
0Iane WIlder, 610·896·
7089, 807 Aubrey Avenue,
wIlderfrancone@yahoo.com

7Ice·PresIdent
Ed |agargee,
(610·649·5946), 802
CrIcket Ave.,,
emmagargee@aol.com

FecordIng Secretary
Sarah 0omIs,
6J0 Woodcrest,
sarahweIss@mac.com

Treasurer
Nancy Telford 610·649·
1805,
805 Aubrey Avenue,
nancy@wtJ.com

AssIstant Treasurer
KatrIne Sutton,
610 745·J612
2504 8ryn |awr Ave.,
kependergast@comcast.net

7olunteer CoordInator
8Ill Cardner,
610·896·0774,
29J8 8erkley Foad,
wIngardner@earthlInk.net

Web |aster · 2007
0ouglas |uth,
doug.muth@gmaIl.com

PublIc FelatIons LIaIson
Peter Jensen and Terry
D'Connor, 610·642·2072,
840 CrIcket Ave.,
peter@peterjensen.com,
terry@terryoconnor.com

Haverford TownshIp CIvIc
CouncIl LIaIson
8Ill 0avIs, 610·649·160J,
2909 FIsIng Sun Fd.,
wcdavIsjr@yahoo.com

Landscape CommIttee
Peter Jensen,
610·642·2072,
840 CrIcket Ave.,
peter@peterjensen.com

WIllIam HalpIn,
610·JJ1·1J49,
E. County LIne, s
eaanglerbIll@hotmaIl.com

ParkIng/SpeedIng/TraffIc
Ìssues
PhyllIs |oses, 610·642·
46J9 Home), (Cell 610·
864·J250),8J8 Aubrey
Ave., pem5447@aol.com

LumInarIa NIght
Jean La7assaur CrIcket
Avenue
jjml42@yahoo.com
Please make check payable to SA8A.
P. D. 8ox 772, Ardmore, PA 1900J
Dr gIve your form to Ass't. Treasurer KatrIne Sutton, 2504 8ryn |awr Ave.
Name
Address
Phone
SAßA 2008 hembershIp û CIft Form
Please consIder a gIft thIs year.

S
Dther: S______
Ì can volunteer. Contact me.
SAßA
Your
NeIghborhood
AssocIatIon.

Your generos-
Ity means we
InstaIIed
benches and
a pIcnIc tabIe
In Normandy
Park!

Thank you!
EmaIl
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