WALDOBORO — Multiple residents spoke out about what they described as a dangerous intersection at the Waldoboro Select Board meeting July 27.

The intersection of Main Street, Jefferson Street and Friendship Road was on the agenda at the request of two residents.

Town Manager Julie Keizer said the intersection has created ongoing concerns for the town.

This intersection, which is near the Community Pharmacy and Sproul Block, has been the location of multiple car crashes through the years. Keizer said 11 crashes occurred already in 2021.

Resident Lindsay Webb said two crashes involved members of her family. Her 18-year-old daughter was involved in the most recent crash July 26.

Webb’s daughter was traveling to work in the morning, when a driver from New York struck her vehicle after driving through the intersection without stopping.

Her daughter was pinned inside the car and sustained multiple injuries.

“She is scared to death to get into a car right now,” Webb said.

Webb and Keizer said there is also a pedestrian problem at that intersection.

“If there had been a child in that intersection when my daughter was hit, they would be dead,” Webb said.

Webb’s fiancé was also in a car crash three or four years before, where a driver from away struck his vehicle, again after driving through the intersection without stopping. The crash spun his car around and he struck the telephone pole in front of the pharmacy.

In addition, Webb said she works near the intersection and hears near accidents every day. “It’s dangerous,” Webb said.

Resident Sarah Rich said after moving to town from out of state, she was involved in an accident at that intersection, which totaled her car. She was never in an accident before that.

Rich now lives near the intersection. “It’s terrifying,” she said.

Residents Vikki Bell and Tom Ruben also spoke about their concerns with the dangers of that intersection.

Keizer said measures for the intersection were discussed and rejected by Maine Department of Transportation throughout the years. These include a four way stop, speed bumps and flashing lights.

The board authorized Keizer to send a letter to the Maine Department of Transportation with the residents’ testimony requesting a representative come and speak with residents and observe the intersection.

In other business, Keizer and municipal officers Bob Butler and Jann Minzy spoke about the recent death of long-time resident Theodore Wooster.

“Waldoboro lost an icon,” Minzy said.

Wooster was a member of the Select Board for many years, and worked at the Community Pharmacy.

Keizer said Wooster frequently called her to tell her important information about the town.

Town Planner Maxwell Johnston led a public hearing for the Odd Alewives Community Development Block Grant.

The town applied for a $90,000 grant on behalf of the business.

As part of this grant, Odd Alewives will match half the funds and create three positions.

Following the public hearing, the board signed a statement of compliance.

The board created a Sylvania Development Committee and will be taking applications for membership.

The board also created a committee for the Waldoboro Birthday Celebration in 2023.

The board renewed the yearly contract with Lincoln County for Animal Control Services.

Keizer said the animal control services department handles loose bulls, horses and cows as well as domestic pets and wild animals.

The meeting can be viewed on the town’s YouTube page. The next board meeting is Aug. 10 at 6 p.m.