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Traffic Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes - September 26, 2016

Minutes
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

AGENDA
12:00 p.m.
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy, Medford, OR – Room 151
 
10.      Roll Call

20.      Approval of Minutes – August 24, 2016

25.      Consent Calendar
25.1       Roosevelt School- Lessened existing no parking zone to include bus parking
25.2       Juanipero Way Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 39 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (changing existing signage)
25.3       Heathrow Way Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 33 MPH, recommended speed of 30 MPH (new signage)
25.4       O’Hare Parkway and Avion Way Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 33 MPH, recommended speed of 30 MPH (new signage)
25.5       Owen Drive Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 44 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
25.6       Coker Butte Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 40 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
25.7       Lear Way Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 41 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
25.8       Crater Lake Ave Speed Zone- 85th percentile speed of 43 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)

30.      Agenda Items
30.1       East Jackson Street at Hillcrest Road- Traffic Barrier Request

40.      Reports
40.1 – Oregon Impact- September 2016

50.      Non-agenda Items

60.      Adjournment


MINUTES

12:00 p.m.
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street – Room 151
 
 
10.       Roll Call
The following members were present:  Jeffrey Morejohn, Medford School District; Cheryl Noles, AAA; Mike Montero, Chamber of Commerce; and Lewis Osborn, At-Large Member.
 
Staff representatives present:  Christina Charvat, Traffic Engineering Technician; Sheila Giorgetti, Administrative Support Technician
 
Citizens in attendance: 
 
The meeting was called to order at 11:58 am by Mike Montero.  A quorum was present.
 
20.       Approval of Minutes
Jeff Morejohn MOVED to accept the minutes of August 24, 2016.  Cheryl Noles SECONDED.  Motion was approved.
 
25.       Consent Calendar
25.1     Roosevelt School:  Lessened existing no parking zone to include bus parking
 
25.2     Juanipero Way Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 39 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (changing existing signage)
 
25.3     Heathrow Way Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 33 MPH, recommended speed of 30 MPH (new signage)
 
25.4     O’Hare Parkway and Avion Way Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 33 MPH, recommended speed of 30 MPH (new signage)
 
25.5     Owen Drive Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 44 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
 
25.6     Coker Butte Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 40 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
 
25.7     Lear Way Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 41 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
 
25.8     Crater Lake Ave Speed Zone:  85th percentile speed of 43 MPH, recommended speed of 35 MPH (keeping existing signage)
 

 
30.       Monthly Agenda
 
30.1     East Jackson Street at Hillcrest Road- Traffic Barrier Request
Daniel P. Fox, 2131 Hillcrest Road, Medford, OR 97504 has submitted a written Citizen Traffic Request Form requesting a traffic barrier between his property and Jackson Street.
 
Christina Charvat gave the staff report.  East Jackson Street is a major collector of varying width with curb and gutter, sidewalks, street lighting and bike lanes on both sides.  Traffic counts (2014) recorded 8,500 vehicles per day in the segment between Sunrise Avenue and Hillcrest Road.   Hillcrest Road is a 28 foot wide minor unimproved residential street except where curb, gutter, and sidewalks exist at the intersection of Jackson Street.
 
In 2008, the City of Medford completed a street improvement project on East Jackson Street from Berkeley Way to Hillcrest Road at Valley View Drive.  The roadway was designed in accordance with professional design standards applicable at the time.  Plans were approved by a Professional Engineer.
 
At 2:54 a.m. on July 31, 2016, a vehicle travelling westbound on Hillcrest failed to negotiate the curve, left the roadway, and caused property damage to 2131 Hillcrest Road.  The driver of the errant vehicle was impaired. There are no other reported non-intersectional crashes during the January 2011to September 2016 period.
 
Traffic barriers are intended to save vehicles and/or occupants of vehicles from hazards that are worse than the barrier itself.  There isn’t adequate space at this location to install a barrier.  This incident was the result of an impaired driver, and does not justify the installation of a barrier.  Staff recommends denial of this request.  Mike Montero noted that although a barrier in the public right-of-way is not justifiable, residents can install a barrier on their own property. 
 
Jeff Morejohn MOVED to deny the request.  Cheryl Noles SECONDED.  Motion passed.
 
40.       Reports
 
The committee reviewed the September Oregon Impact newsletter.  Lewis Osborn informed the committee that there is an app for smart phones called Waze.  This app gives real-time traffic conditions.
 
50.       Non-Agenda Items
 
Lewis spoke about U-Turns and how they are misused.  There are many instances of unsafe U-turn practices on E. Barnett Road near Black Bear Diner.  He suggested installing a NO U-TURN sign. 
 
60.       Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
Sheila Giorgetti
Administrative Support Technician
 

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