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An existing pole is located very close to the edge of the curb at the intersection of Kammer and Lorenz avenues.
But the new pole has been installed by the base of Page’s front steps in the grass.
Jeter said she hopes the RTA will do something to fix the issue. She said it’s unacceptable that the RTA can “come in and put these monstrosities in our yards.”
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Poles were placed in the right-of-way on the yard side of the sidewalk, and the city’s setback requirements determined the pole locations, Donaghy said.
Donaghy said the city has discussed alternatives with the property owner and they may be able to come up with a satisfactory solution. Last week, Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein said there have been a variety of discussions between city staff, the RTA and the neighborhood about alternative ways to meet the transit needs in the area.
But Donaghy said the new pole locations will be a significant improvement over the old wires and poles.
Page, a longtime resident of Westwood, disagrees.
The 64-year-old said the new pole in her yard is a safety hazard and ugly and was installed without her knowledge or feedback. She said it will drag down property values and was done as cheaply as possible.
Page said she did not receive adequate notice about the RTA project. She said she received a mailing that was not addressed to her, and so she did not read it.
But the RTA in a public notice told residents that the new poles would not be installed on their properties, which was false, according to Page. The right-of-way extends several feet into people’s yards, Page said.
Page said the city could have extended the sidewalk to create room for the pole.
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