Nov. 4, 1955

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 4, 2004

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News- Herald 49 years ago…

Traffic survey is proposed

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A proposal that may provide the answer to Suffolk’s increasing traffic problems took shape last night as City Council started action on a City Planning Commission recommendation.

Acting swiftly at a meeting of only 20 minutes duration, the governing body agreed to instruct the city manager to ascertain the cost of arriving at &uot;a program of stage construction to improve the movement of traffic within the city.&uot;

The project suggested as brought to Council’s attention by councilman C. P. Holland, Jr., would have the body authorize the city manager &uot;to employ a reputable engineer to make a complete study of the traffic problems of the city and recommended the best use of the present system for movement of traffic and to provide an overall layout of the city and recommend what existing streets could be opened under a program of stage construction to improve the movement of traffic within the city.&uot;

Peninsula cities spurn council bid

Four of Suffolk’s government and business leaders represented this city at a Tidewater Virginia Development Council meeting last night and saw three major cities voice reluctance to join the council.

Suffolk, which has already agreed to join the council if a number of other area communities join, was represented by City manager James C. Causey, Jr., vice-mayor, Major T. Benton, George A. Thornton and former Mayor R. L. Woodward, Jr., the latter two were appointed representatives by council several months back.

The meeting in the Chamberlain Hotel, Old Point Comfort, closed with the hope by many that a special committee of Norfolk citizens may be able to persuade Newport News, Hampton and Warwick to change their minds in favor of joining,

The study group was asked for by Crawford S. Rogers of Norfolk, chairman of the council

Trial Justice Court due for face-lift

Nansemond County Trial Justice Court is going to get a face-lifting. Decision to make what amounts to a major over-hauling of the court was the major business of the monthly meeting of the Nansemond County Board of Supervisors yesterday.

Taken on a conducted tour of the premises by Trial Justice T. C. Andrews after adjournment of their regular meeting, members of the board were shown broken windows, broken light fixtures, a broken down stove, a cramped closet, dirty windows, and shabby walls and told about poor janitorial service.