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January 2, 2013 Minutes


Members Present:            Commissioner Mike Williams, Jon Atkins for Jeremy Gorden, David Todd, April Walker, Ben Dow and Norm Scott
Members Absent:            Nicole Crutchfield

Others Present:               N/A

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

1.      Approve minutes from December 5, 2012, regular meeting.
Norm Scott motioned, seconded by Ben Dow, and the motion passed unanamously.

2.      Continued Discussion of No Parking on 9 ½ St. N. between 25th and 28th Ave. N.
Ben had the month of December to look at things on this block and didn’t see a good reason to prohibit parking on one side of this street for the winter months, so he made a motion to remove the No Parking signs on 9.5 Street from 25th Ave N to 28th Ave N.  Jon Atkins seconded this motion and it passed unanimously.

3.      Conversion of Bike Lane Marking to Shared Lane Markings on 500 block of 4th St. N
Ben Dow brought this to the Committee as he has had a couple conversations with the residents of this block and their difficult time parking either in the alley or the street because parking isn’t allow in either place today.  With the bike lanes installed in May of 2012, on-street parking was removed on the west side of 4th Street between the railroad tracks and 7th Ave N, and this has caused an issue with some of the residents here.  Ben mentioned that some of the residents he has spoken with like the bike lane markings but would also like to park on the street too.  Jon Atkins made a motion to remove the bike lanes in the 500 block of 4th Street and turn them into shared lane markings for this block and to use Traffic Engineering dollars to make the project happen.  Ben Down seconded and the motion passes unanimously.

4.      Other Business

With no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.