As a 35-year resident of Mountaindale Road, I am pretty concerned that after Dec. 1, it will be the only entrance to the Frederick City Watershed.
We already get our share of traffic, and most are very respectful of the unique log cabin setting and the beautiful fishing creek, but I am sure Mountaindale Road cannot support all of the future traffic.
There are excellent reasons to monitor traffic and protect our wonderful resources from the watershed:
- Many people dump trash throughout the mountain. It looks awful, and it is costly to pick up.
- There is still a little off-road riding despite the good efforts of the city to block these areas off.
Of course no one wants this ,so the plan to use cameras at the entrance will greatly deter these unwanted actions.
The Mountaindale Road entrance has electric service close by, so I imagine this is the reason to keep it open as it will be easier to hook up the monitoring equipment.
I hope the city will consider keeping all the access points open, using solar panels to install monitors at all the entrance points to “the Shed,” a beautiful resource used by hundreds on any given weekend day.
That means a lot of traffic on a little road that isn’t meant to handle it.