Resident: Rough road a safety issue
Freda Calvert, from time to time over the years, has approached the Yuba County board of supervisors, asking that Hammonton Road be considered for repairs.
She generally gets the same answer — sympathy from some board members but a response that there isn’t anything they can do.
“Way back when Hammonton was a town, it was maintained by the county,” she said.
Calvert, 74, and her ex-husband, Bill Calvert, closed their grocery store in Folsom in 1973 and moved to the nature and solitude along Hammonton Road. She has lived in the same home ever since.
Now, she said, not only is the condition of the road a matter of personal access, but is also an issue of safety.
Calvert said it was just over a year ago that she fell and broke her ankle on her property.
“It took the ambulance one hour to get to me and two hours to get back,” Calvert said. “That was after I crawled to the house with a bone sticking out to call 911.”
She still has a limp from the injury.
Repaired road or not, Calvert said she has no plans to leave the home she has lived in for 40 years.
“It’s all paid for, and I know a lot of people in the area,” she said. “My plan is to give it to the kids and grandkids.”
- Eric Vodden, Marysville Appeal-Democrat