An exposed tree stump on Hare St is a cause of concern for passengers and pedestrians, an Echuca man says.RUTH CLAYTON March 1, 2013 4:34am
Echuca resident Norm Lynch is concerned a tree stump located close to a bus stop could pose a threat for some passengers and pedestrians.
The tree stump is located next to the bus stop outside Trac Iorianni’s Hair Studio on Hare St.
Although the stump is spray-painted yellow, Mr Lynch said he knew of a recent incident in which a legally blind man came close to falling over it.
‘‘It’s been there so long, and it’s so dangerous,’’ Mr Lynch said.
‘‘There are so many people getting on and off these buses who have a sight problem.’’
He said there had probably been similar incidents and he had contacted council on numerous occasions but nothing had been done to remove the stump.
Campaspe Shire infrastructure, facilities and commercial executive manager Kelly Sampson said the tree was recently removed and spray painted yellow to assist pedestrian safety.
Ms Sampson said the stump would be removed shortly, but could not provide a set date for the work.
‘‘Council hires an external contractor to do these works, as specialised equipment is required,’’ Ms Sampson said.
Ms Sampson said to make the external contractor’s work worthwhile, the tree stump’s removal would need to coincide with the removal of other tree stumps.
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