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Traffic Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes - December 14, 2017

Minutes
Thursday, December 14, 2017

AGENDA SUMMARY
December 14, 2017 - NOON
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy, Medford, OR – Room 151

 
10.      Roll Call

20.      Approval of Minutes – October 25, 2017

25.      Consent Calendar:  None

30.      Agenda Items
30.1       Danville Lane between Lozier Lane and Kime Drive – No Parking Zone Request
30.2       Homeview Drive from Orchard Home Drive to End – No Parking Zone Request

40.      Reports
40.1       Oregon Impact Newsletter – November 2017

50.      Non-agenda Items

60.      Adjournment


MINUTES

December 14, 2017
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy Street – Room 151
 
 
10.       Roll Call
The following members were present:  Peggy Penland, Chairperson; Cheryl Noles, AAA; Lewis Osborn, At-Large Member
 
Staff representatives present:  Jorge Gonzalez, Traffic Engineering Technician; Karl MacNair, Traffic Manager; Sheila Giorgetti, Administrative Support Technician
 
Citizens in attendance:  None.
 
The meeting was called to order at 11:58 pm by Peggy Penland.  A quorum was present.
 
20.       Approval of Minutes – October 25, 2017
 
Cheryl Noles MOVED to accept the minutes of October 25, 2017.  Lewis Osborn SECONDED.  Motion was approved. 
 
25.       Consent Calendar:  None.
 
30.       Monthly Agenda
 
30.1     Danville Lane between Lozier Lane and Kime Drive – No Parking Zone Request
Shirley Williams, 804 Danville Lane, Medford, OR 97501, requested “NO PARKING” signs along the east side of Danville Lane between Lozier Lane and Kime Drive.
 
Danville Lane is a 24-foot wide residential lane with curb and gutter, sidewalk on one side, minimal street lighting, and parking available on both sides for approximately 175 feet.  The intersection of Danville Lane and Lozier Lane is an unsignalized T-intersection.  Danville Lane is stop-controlled and vehicular movements are restricted to right-in, right out movements.  Danville Lane and Kime Drive intersect to form a cul-de-sac with no intersection controls.
 
There are nine residences on Danville Lane.  Restricting parking on the east side of Danville would remove up to three parking spaces from the neighborhood; restricting parking on the west side of Danville would also remove up to three parking spaces from the neighborhood.
 
Medford Land Development Code (MLDC) Section 10.430 (3) states that residential lanes shall be 26’ wide and have parking on one side only.  At the time Danville Lane was built, the standard width for a residential lane was 24’ with parking allowed on one side only.
 
Traffic Engineering staff reached out to area residents and all but one of the responses received preferred to post NO PARKING signs on one side of the street.
 
Possible recommendations include installation of “NO PARKING” signs on the east side of Danville Lane between Lozier Lane and Kime Drive, installation of “NO PARKING” signs on both sides of Danville Lane between Lozier Lane and Kime Drive, or do nothing.
 
Lewis Osborn MOVED to install NO PARKING signs on one side of Danville Lane.  Cheryl Noles SECONDED.  Motion was approved.
 
30.2     Homeview Drive from Orchard Home Drive to End – No Parking Zone Request
Greg Klienburg, Medford Fire Department, requested “No Parking” signs along the one side of Homeview Drive from Orchard Home Drive to its termination.
 
Homeview Drive is a 28-foot wide minor residential street with curb and gutter, sidewalk on both sides, minimal street lighting, and parking available on both sides for approximately 550 feet.  Homeview connects to the high order street Orchard Home Drive and this intersection is an unsignalized T-intersection with stop-controlled on Homeview.   The intersection of Homeview Drive and Layla Drive is an unsignalized four-way intersection. 
 
Homeview is the primary access street for two large apartment complexes, Sky Vista Apartments and Mountain Vista.  The apartment complexes are located along the north side of Homeview.
 
Medford Land Development Code (MLDC) Section 10.430 (2) states that minor residential streets shall be 28 feet wide, and include parking on both sides of the street.  In order to ensure that there is at least twenty (20) feet of unobstructed clearance for fire apparatus, the code allows three options:
 
Staggered driveways with a maximum fire hydrant spacing of 250-feet maximum
Dwellings are equipped with residential fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrant spacing of 500-feet maximum
Widen the paved width to 33-feet
 
Deputy Chief-Fire Marshal Greg Kleinburg stated that the first apartment complex, Sky Vista Apartments, was built prior to existing City Code with the options to ensure the 20 feet of unobstructed clearance for fire apparatus.  He is requesting “No Parking” signs along one side of Homeview because it currently provides access to nearly 100 units, with potential for more with future development in the area.
 
The north side where mailboxes are located is preferred, and will also discourage parking in front of mailboxes.  Staff reached out to area residents and received two responses; one agreed with no parking restrictions, the other non-committal and preferred time restrictions. 
 
Possible recommendations are installation of “NO PARKING” signs on the north side of Homeview Drive from Orchard Home Drive to its termination or do nothing.
 
Cheryl Noles MOVED to install NO PARKING signs on the north side of Homeview Drive.  Lewis Osborn SECONDED.  Motion was approved.
 
40.       Reports
40.1     Oregon Impact Newsletter – November 2017
The committee reviewed and discussed the November 2017 Oregon Impact Newsletter.
 
50.       Non-agenda Items
The committee discussed the jurisdiction of Foothill Road.  The City will assume jurisdiction of Hillcrest and McAndrews once the improvement project is completed.  The Foothill intersection with Delta Waters will remain in County jurisdiction until that portion of Foothill is improved to City standards.
 
The committee also discussed Table Rock Road.  This road is split between the City of Central Point and the City of Medford; as a result, the County will retain jurisdiction.  The current improvements are being done by the County and include widening the road to five lanes between Airport Road and Biddle Road and installing a traffic signal at the intersection of Table Rock Road and Airport Road.
 
Peggy Penland talked about the problematic pedestrian crossing at Table Rock Road and Midway Road.  There are a lot of children that use this crossing to get to Howard Elementary School and she’s not sure there is a crossing guard assigned this year.  She is concerned about the lack of a safe crossing.  Karl MacNair stated that Jackson County has a new safe routes to school coordinator on staff and he will bring this up at an upcoming meeting and report back.
 
Karl MacNair informed the committee that a draft of the new Transportation System Plan will be available in the new year; this will be good for the committee to be familiar with.  Peggy Penland asked if it could be included in the TCC meeting packet when it is published.
 
60.       Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 12:19 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
Sheila Giorgetti
Administrative Support Technician
 
 

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