Town Hall Meeting

The next Humphreys Garrison Community Town Hall Meeting is at the Community Activity Center, October 21, 2014, starting at 6 p.m.

Town Hall Issues and Answers are available below. The Town Hall Meeting is a quarterly forum open for Solders, Civilians and Families who live, work, serve, train and play at Humphreys Garrison. The USAG-Humphreys Commander and directorate chiefs are ready to listen to your concerns and address any questions about the installation. Everyone is encouraged to attend and voice their opinions to the Commander and his staff. Send comments and questions to david.l.satterfield.civ@mail.mil

Question & Answer Session from the July 2014 Town Hall Meeting.

DODDS

1. ISSUE: Will there be an Open House at the schools before the first day of school for parents and students? If yes -- when and where?
RESPONSE: Yes, there will be an Open House before the first day of school. The dates and times will be posted on Facebook.
STATUS: Final
POC: Ms. Kennedy, DSN 753-6313

LRC

2. ISSUE: Why can't the Post Shuttle Bus go through family housing?
RESPONSE: DoD statutes and Army regulations state that Shuttle Buses are prohibited to operate in the housing areas -- they're intended primarily for troop usage.
STATUS: Final
POC: Mr. Slawson, DSN 753-6628

SAFETY

3. ISSUE: The main road traffic light goes to flashing red and flashing yellow lights on weekends. These lights seem to confuse drivers, as cars will stop when they have the right-of-way to let other cars turn, which have a flashing light. Also, the wall next to CIF hinders line of sight of drivers driving South on that road. Cars are difficult to see. I suggest leaving traffic light as a full traffic light 7 days a week. Is it possible to make the traffic light a blinking 4-way stop instead of a two way stop on weekends. There is no sign saying it's a two-way stop. There have been some close calls at the intersection.
RESPONSE: Starting on Friday evening and through the weekend the traffic lights blink yellow on Freedom Road and red on McArthur Road. Blinking lights are a normal practice in the USA for traffic safety. DES and Safety have agreed on this set-up. The lights comply with DOT requirements. Colonel Conkright said he is not confused by the yellow blinking lights but others may be. A response from the audience stated that off-post is different, and that no one would be confused with red lights and a four way stop would be simpler.
STATUS: Open
POC: Mr. Colson, DSN 753-5582

DPW

4. ISSUE: Concern about outdoor water fountains located by new entertainment center. Water fountains have been off-line for over one year. In addition, is there any update of the pavilions being constructed by the entertainment center and gas station?
RESPONSE: The contractor that was working the Freedom Park project failed 9 months ago. DPW is trying to complete another project at the Air Field by the end of August. After this is completed, that contractor will come back and complete the Freedom Park project. Regarding the water fountains, we will look into this and post an answer.
STATUS: Open
POC: Mr. Polaski, DSN 753-6050

DES

5. ISSUE: Will bicycle round-up/give away happen any longer or again? If yes, when?
RESPONSE: During Spring Clean-up and Fall Clean-up bicycle round-ups are conducted. Bikes are kept 45 days, and then leadership decides to either give them to the community or destroy.
STATUS: Closed
POC: Mr. Thomas, DSN 753-3199

DES

6. ISSUE: Do bicycles have to be registered? If so, where?
RESPONSE: Yes, You can register your bicycles at the One Stop, building 544, in the DBIDS office.
STATUS: Closed
POC: Mr. Thomas, DSN 753-3199

DECA

7. ISSUE: Why aren't our children working at the commissary during the weekday? They are on Summer Break. Some children didn't apply for Summer Hire because they were told they were going to work…
RESPONSE: Individuals wanting to work at the Commissary, as baggers, need to get on a waiting list. Once they start bagging, they follow a rotation schedule. Area III hired 38 kids for the Summer Hire Program. Everyone that applied in Area III got a job. We will take a look at the hiring procedures at the Commissary.
STATUS: Open
POC: Mr. Kimbrel, DSN 753-6711

DPW

8. ISSUE: Smoking on balcony, why is it not allowed? In all the common areas we can't smoke. There is no area for smoking. Can we get a designated area to smoke?
RESPONSE: The Army rule is no smoking within 50 feet of a building. We will take a look at the smoking issue in the family housing area.
STATUS: Open
POC: Mr. Polaski, DSN 753-6050

DECA

9. ISSUE: Why are there not enough shopping carts at the commissary?
RESPONSE: One reason there is a shortage of carts is that individuals are pushing the carts to the housing area and barracks and not returning the carts.
STATUS: Open
POC: Mr. Kimbrel, DSN 753-6711

SAFETY

10. ISSUE: Why do we allow traffic at 0730 along Perimeter road?
RESPONSE: Colonel Conkright indicated that he had made that decision because many access roads have been cut-off. Traffic was backing up. Opening the road earlier lessens traffic burden. The new feeder road will open soon, and then we will do another traffic study to decide if we want to go back to closing Perimeter Road until 0800 hours.
STATUS: Open
POC: Mr. Colson, DSN 753-5582

DENTAL CLINIC

11. ISSUE: Any update on off-post dental clinics being removed from the list.
RESPONSE: An investigation is ongoing and after the investigation, a decision will be made. Dental officers will visit off-post dental clinics in August and let TRICARE know if it is necessary to remove any of the off-post clinics from the referral list.
STATUS: Open
POC: MAJ Kwon, DSN 753-6570

DENTAL CLINIC

12. ISSUE: There is a backlog at the Dental Clinic for Active Duty -- Army plans to reduce this backlog.
RESPONSE: The problem is we do not have enough chairs. When the new clinic opens, we will have more chairs and providers. Currently, we could send Soldiers to Area II, but we must consider if it would be worth it to spend a day for a one-hour cleaning appointment. We are open on training holidays for stand-by appointments if a Soldier wants one.
STATUS: Open
POC: MAJ Kwon, DSN 753-6570

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