The City of Martinsville’s Transportation and Safety Committee is at work to make city streets safer for drivers and pedestrians. The committee is to be connected with city residents and investigate traffic related complaints from the public, such as issues with streets, stop lights, or other safety matters. The committee then reports the issue to public works, the city manager, and city council.
“We really are an advisory board to the council,” said committee co-chairman Michael Sanguedolce. “Every suggestion or complaint, we will follow up on.”
The committee meets monthly and recently started a Transportation and Safety Facebook page. Area residents can join the page and post issues and concerns on the Facebook page for review by the committee.
“That’s a place where they can post their views and opinions. We want to keep it as friendly and informative as we can,” Sanguedolce said.
The committee is focused on issues inside the city limits, but county residents are welcome to submit issues to the board or to be an active member of the committee. The committee currently has 6 members, with room for an additional three members.
“We hope in the future to have a student from the high school to give a brand new driver perspective,” Sanguedolce said.
If anyone is interested in joining the committee, they can get an application from the city manager or find additional information online at www.martinsville-va.gov.