From: K' Tesh
Date: January 2, 2012 4:15:20 PM PST
To: Hal Ballard
Cc: Basil Christopher, Jonathan Maus, Ray Thomas , Stephanie Routh, HAMILTON Cory D , Sheila Lyons , Todd Watkins , Mike , Dick Schouten, Dominique Fong , Will
Subject: RE: Unsafe sunken storm drain catchbasins
Well, it's 2012, and...
Nothing was done on SW Hall in Tigard. Not even paint or thermal striping...
I talked to the owner (Dave) of the house immediately adjacent to this grate, and he told me that he's witnessed crashes, and has even scraped up people from the pavement (including one within the last few days) after they wipe out. Oh, and the grate doesn't even collect water running off of SW Hall, it just goes through his driveway.
I was told him that ODOT has been made aware of the issue in the past, and that anybody else hurt here should be advised of that. He told me that he needs a new trailer... Lets get this fixed before the courts get involved.
Oh, I did what I could to make it a little bit safer...
This cost me less than $20USD to do (I've got the receipts). It's not perfect, but its better than nothing at all.