Awesome!!! This is such great news!!! Congratulations!
Letter: Douglas family thanks community for saving their house from DOT wrecking ball
Submitted by Howard Owens on November 2, 2013 - 8:47am
The unbelievable has happened! The Roundabout for East Rd. and Rt. 20 in Bethany is officially cancelled. The DOT has withdrawn the plans for the roundabout and went with what the public wanted, a more practical, fiscally responsible and incremental approach.
Debbie and I wish to whole heartedly thank all of our family, friends, neighbors, strangers, officials and the media who supported us during the past 5 years as we opposed this project and fought to save our home.
Thanks to the almost 10 thousand people who signed our petitions or the facebook page to support our effort.
Thank you to Senator Michael Ranzenhofer & Assemblyman Steve Hawley, who with NYS DOT representatives Eric Thompson and Kevin Bush crafted a compromise to benefit the public. I think Washington could learn a lesson here.
Thank you to Genesee County Legislators and all of the other County officials who, with the Town of Bethany Supervisor and Town Board members would not let our fight die and kept the pressure on.
We wish to extend a special thank you to Jamie McClurg for creating “Save the Douglas House” Facebook page.
Again, a thousand thank yous to all for your help in saving our 200 yr old home while still improving the safety of the intersection. We are so grateful for all the support we have received.
Tom and Debbie Douglas
Thanks you Sir. For giving the community an issue that we could stand together on. No on should lose their home to a roadway, Ok everyone, lets exercise our personal responsibility and make sure we take extra caution at suicide corners. Lets not give them a reason to revisit the issue.
Who said you can't fight city hall?
They were just proven wrong!
Great job getting people behind this issue!
Proof that city hall can be fought and beat.