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December 4, 2013 TTAC Minutes


Members Present:            Commissioner Mike Williams, Jeremy Gorden, April Walker, Ben Dow,

                                         Dave Todd, Norm Scott, Nicole Crutchfield
Members Absent:            None

Others Present:               Dustin Ellingson                             

Commissioner Williams called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM.

1.      Approved Minutes from November 6th Meeting

2.      Winter Parking Restrictions Discussion Continued
In order to better accommodate areas that have the new “No Parking from November 1st until April 15th Restrictions” on one side of the street and also are near commercial or light industrial areas, it was discussed to return to the no parking every other day from 1am until 7am on both sides of the street. The streets that were considered were 1st Avenue South from 21st Street to 24th Street, and the area bordered by 7th Street, 10th Street, 1st Avenue South and 5th Avenue South. April Walker moved to approve lifting the parking restrictions in the aforementioned area and to then bring this before the City Commission for their approval. Second by Gorden. All present voted Aye. The motion was declared carried.

3.      32nd Ave N Increase Speed Limit from 25 mph to 30 mph
A citizen requested that the Traffic Engineering Department look into changing the speed limit for the section of 32nd Avenue North between Broadway and University. This fall a project on 32nd Avenue North widened the street and added curb and gutter. The Traffic Engineering Department conducted a study in November which revealed that the 85th percentile speed of vehicles traveling on 32nd Avenue North at 8th Street was 32 mph and the 85th percentile speed at 12th Street was 35 mph. Jeremy motioned to bring this committee’s recommendation to raise the speed limit from 25 mph to 30 mph to City Commission and have them direct staff to gather feedback from residents on the proposed change. All present voted aye. The motion was declared carried.

4.      Other Business
Jeremy Gorden attended a conference put on by a consultant engineering firm that analyzed rural and urban intersection safety. The hope is to identify a list of high-priority, low-cost safety strategies to improve area intersections.
With no other business the meeting was adjourned at 4:35pm.