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File #: 12-1649    Version: 1 Name: 012213 - Newport Road Sidewalk Prelim Design & Cost Estimate
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/22/2013 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/22/2013 Final action: 1/22/2013
Enactment date: 1/22/2013 Enactment #: R-13-029
Title: Resolution to Develop a Preliminary Design and Cost Estimates for Construction of Sidewalk along Newport Road between Wines Elementary and Riverwood Drive and to Appropriate Funds to Establish a Budget for this Design ($15,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. Newport Sidewalk Signatures Overview Map.pdf, 2. Newport Sidewalk Signatures Neighborhood Map.pdf, 3. Newport Sidewalk Layout.pdf
Title
Resolution to Develop a Preliminary Design and Cost Estimates for Construction of Sidewalk along Newport Road between Wines Elementary and Riverwood Drive and to Appropriate Funds to Establish a Budget for this Design ($15,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your review and approval is a Resolution to authorize City staff to prepare preliminary designs and cost estimates for the addition of new sidewalk along Newport Road as a special assessment project.

On November 3, 2012, staff received a petition requesting the City to provide a sidewalk along Newport Road from Riverwood Drive to Wines Elementary and to consider “taxing” the neighboring communities to help pay for the costs. The petition has 79 signatures and was signed primarily by citizens neighboring Newport Road (maps attached). This petition follows a public involvement process that began in 2011 in which staff sought to address the citizen-requested improvements of non-motorized access along Newport Road north of Sunset.

That public involvement process consisted of two neighborhood meetings where staff gathered feedback on various alternatives for extending non-motorized facilities from Sunset to the City limits at the north end of Newport (near Holyoke Lane). The alternatives proposed included adding a non-motorized path (8 to 10 ft wide), adding on-street bike lanes, and adding sidewalk to both sides. More details on the non-motorized needs, the history of the project, and the public involvement process can be found on the project webpage: www.a2gov.org/NewportRoad .

The most recent public meeting was held in March 2012 and the general input from many in attendance was that extensive non-motorized improvements would not be worth the impacts to trees and the rural character of Newport Road. Many residents in attendance asked the City to be more flexible and investigate a narrower and/or shorter pedestrian path (i.e., a 5-foot wide sidewalk t...

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