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Traffic Coordinating Committee Meeting Agenda & Minutes- February 28, 2019

Minutes
Thursday, February 28, 2019

AGENDA SUMMARY
February 28, 2019 - NOON
Lausmann Annex, 200 S. Ivy, Medford, OR – Room 151

10. Roll Call
20. Approval of Minutes – January 24, 2019
25. Consent Calendar -
25.1 Valley View –
Changing the speed to 20 mph sent to the Transportation Commission
30. Agenda Items
30.1 Crestbrook Road, Ellendale Dr. to Greenwood St. - Request for Parking Restriction
30.2 S Holly Street between 10th Street and 11th Street. - Removal of Parking Restriction
40. Reports
40.1 No Reports-
50. Non-agenda Items
60. Adjournment


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MINUTES
MEDFORD TRAFFIC COORDINATING COMMITTEE
February 28, 2019 – Lausmann Annex, Room 151
 
10.       Roll Call
The following members were present:  Peggy Penland, Cheryl Noles & Mike Montero
Absent: Lewis Osborn, and Jeffrey Morejohn
 
Staff Representatives present: Karl MacNair, Traffic Engineer; Sergeant Trevor Arnold, MPD; Brenda Barker, Administrative Support Technician. Absent: Jake Sarver, Traffic Engineering Technician.
 
            The meeting was called to order at 12:00 p.m. by­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Peggy Penland. A quorum was present.
 
20.       Approval of Minutes – Cheryl Noles MOVED to accept the minutes of January 24, 2019. Peggy Penland SECONDED. Motion was approved.
 
25.       Consent Calendar –
25.1 Valley View – Changing the speed to 20 mph sent to the Transportation Commission
Karl MacNair stated that changing the speed to 20 mph should say that it will be sent to the transportation commission. This item was previously reviewed by the committee and will be moving forward. This will need to go to council but the new Transportation Commission will review it and make a recommendation to council.
 
30.       Monthly Agenda
 
30.1     Crestbrook Road, Ellendale Dr. to Greenwood St. - Request for Parking Restriction
Teri Moser, 2024 Crestbrook Road, Medford, OR 97504, has submitted an email and Kathy Douglas has also submitted an email requesting parking restrictions along Crestbrook Road between Ellendale Dr. and Greenwood St.

Karl MacNair Gave the Staff Analysis:
Crestbrook Road is a 36 foot wide standard residential street with curb and gutter, no sidewalks, and street lighting only at intersections. Ellendale Drive and Greenwood Street are standard residential streets with varying widths, intermittent curb and gutter, intermittent sidewalks, and intermittent street lighting.
 
Vehicles were observed parking on Crestbrook. The vehicles were different each visit. Code enforcement will respond if called out on vehicles being left long-term and reports 5 such calls in 2018.
 
Previously it was reported to the committee that Providence was renting out parking spaces from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church to optimize parking for customers using services at 965 Ellendale. The Church is also renting parking spaces to another local entity. The Planning Department has indicated the renting of the space outside of Church primary use hours is an acceptable use.
 
Public Works has polled the neighborhood about placing parking restrictions and the results are as follows: 26 letters sent, 12 responses, 5 for leaving the existing conditions, 5 for the “No Parking” and 2 undecided (7 of the total responses request for resident parking permitted only). The City of Medford does not have residential permit parking and is only actively monitoring parking restrictions in the downtown parking district. Restrictions on Crestbrook would need to be called in by citizens to be upheld.
 
Possible Solutions:
“NO PARKING” posted on Crestbrook.
Implement no changes.
 
Peggy Penland stated that previously the complainant was looking for the church parking issue to be resolved and that has now been reviewed. It was clarified that when this item was previously presented to the committee, the parking along Ellendale was restricted for the corner visibility.
Mike Montero stated that we see these situations all the time, we have code standards, and there is a lack of unanimous opinions from the neighborhood on the situation. He MOVED to recommend the denial of the parking restrictions.
Cheryl Noles SECONDED the motion. Motion was approved.
Peggy and Mike asked for Public Works to better educate the citizen and let her know that the committee understands her concerns with the response letter on the committee’s recommendation.
 
30.2     S Holly Street between 10th Street and 11th Street. - Removal of Parking Restriction
Jonathan Smith, 314 S Holly Street, Medford, OR 97501, has submitted an email requesting removal of current parking restrictions along S Holly Street between 10th Street and 11th Street.

Karl MacNair Gave Staff Analysis:
Holly Street is a 36 foot wide minor collector with curb and gutter, sidewalks, and street lighting. Currently there is one hour parking restrictions on both sides of the north half and 2 hour parking restriction on the west side of the south half of this road segment.
 
Holly Street is identified as a “neighborhood bikeway” in the 2018 Transportation System Plan. Neighborhood bikeways include shared vehicle/bicycle lanes (i.e. no bike lanes) with signing and striping to designate the shared facility.
 
Public Works has polled the neighborhood about placing parking restrictions and the results are as follows: 11 letters sent, 2 responses, 1 for leaving the existing conditions, 1 for the removal of restrictions. The City of Medford is only actively monitoring parking restrictions in the downtown parking district which is north of 10th Street. Current restrictions on Holly Street would need to be called in by citizens to be upheld.
 
Possible Solutions:
Remove parking restrictions along Holly Street from 10th Street to 11th Street
Implement no changes.
 
Committee asked why the restrictions were put in place.
Sergeant Trevor Arnold stated that during the construction of the new police station there was a problem with workers parking along the street taking up the parking.
Cheryl Noles MOVED for removing the parking restrictions along Holly Street from 10th Street to 11th Street.
Mike Montero SECONDED. Motion was approved.
 
40.       Reports
 
40.1     Making an Impact – January 2019
           
50.       Non-Agenda Items –
           
            Peggy Penland stated that she had attended the first Transportation Commission meeting and that the TCC will be a great asset to the committee due to the amount of citizen involvement.
 
            Mike Montero stated that through the TSP process it was discussed that every 5 years and every budget cycle there is to be a review of the TSP to have any adjustments made and that the Transportation Commission will be a big part of that.
 
            Karl MacNair added that there will now be a Transportation Commission update at every TCC meeting from here on to keep the committee involved in the items discussed there.
 
60.       Adjournment – Meeting adjourned at 12:25 p.m.
 
 

Respectfully Submitted,

Jacob Sarver
Traffic Engineering Technician


 

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