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File #: 15-0557    Version: 1 Name: 6/15/15 - S. Forest Traffic Calming
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/15/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/15/2015 Final action: 6/15/2015
Enactment date: 6/15/2015 Enactment #: R-15-196
Title: Resolution to Approve the Installation of Traffic Calming Devices on South Forest Avenue and Appropriate and Amend the FY 2016 Local Street Traffic Calming Budget ($14,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Attachments: 1. S Forest Ave Final Consensus Plan.pdf
Title
Resolution to Approve the Installation of Traffic Calming Devices on South Forest Avenue and Appropriate and Amend the FY 2016 Local Street Traffic Calming Budget ($14,000.00) (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your approval is a resolution for the installation of traffic calming devices on South Forest Avenue (Wells Street to Granger Avenue). The residents of South Forest Avenue have been surveyed and support the traffic calming plan for their neighborhood.  The traffic calming includes one (1) speed hump and one (1) raised crosswalk.
 
The construction portion of the project will be completed after July 1, 2014, requiring a re-appropriation of $14,000.00 to the FY 2016 Local Street Operations and Maintenance budget.    
 
The South Forest Avenue traffic calming project began with the residents' petition received on October 20, 2014.  After the initial evaluation and completion of the required speed study, the traffic calming public meetings were scheduled using the established process.  The results are as follows:
 
41      Number of Valid Addresses in Project Area
19      Number of Homeowner Residents
16      Number of Homeowner Residents Responding
84.2%*      Percent Homeowner Residents Responding      
22      Number of Surveys Supporting Final Plan as Shown
24      Number of Survey Responses Received
91.7%*      Percent of Surveys Received Supporting Plan as Shown
 
      *to pass, both criteria must receive 60% or higher
 
The Traffic Calming program includes sending an initial questionnaire to each address in the project area to determine their concerns, location of those concerns, and preferred traffic calming devices, among other information. This information is used to prepare a draft plan in advance of the first meeting (held on April 15, 2015) based on feedback from the residents.  Staff and the residents walk the project limits and discuss the draft plan, making adjustments to be reviewed at the second meeting.  
 
At the second meeting (held on April 29, 2015), the proposed devices are painted on the street for visual review, and staff share the revised draft plan, walk the project limits, and discuss the revised draft plan; allowing for modification as necessary.
Staff
Prepared by:   Nick Hutchinson, P.E., City Engineer
Reviewed by:  Craig Hupy, Public Services Area Administrator
Approved by:  Steven D. Powers, City Administrator
Body
Whereas, The residents of South Forest Avenue petitioned for traffic calming devices on South Forest Avenue between Wells Street and Granger Avenue;
 
Whereas, The survey results support the proposed traffic calming plans;
 
Whereas, The total estimated construction cost for the proposed traffic calming devices is $14,000.00; and
 
Whereas, Construction of this project will not be able to be completed by the end of FY 2015;
 
RESOLVED, That City Council approves the installation of the traffic calming devices on South Forest Avenue from Wells Street to Granger Avenue;
 
RESOLVED, That $14,000.00 previously appropriated to the FY 2015 Project Management Local Street Traffic Calming budget  be re-appropriated to the FY 2016 Project Management Local Street Traffic Calming budget; and;
 
RESOLVED, That the City Administrator be authorized to take the necessary administrative actions to implement this resolution.