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REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

March 14, 2000

DATE

ITEM NUMBER

ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT

AGENDA ITEM

CITY MANAGER'S REVIEW

Engineering

J. Stevenson/L. Filson

Brentwood Traffic

Management Guidelines

PREVIOUS ACTIONS:

On February 10, 1998, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 592 repealing and replacing Title 10 (Vehicles and Traffic) of the Brentwood Municipal Code.

On June 8, 1999, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 99-152 adopting warrants for stop signs on low-volume roads. The warrants were again modified on June 22, 1999.

On June 22, 1999, the City Council directed staff to prepare a comprehensive methodology for dealing with neighborhood traffic concerns.

RECOMMENDED COUNCIL ACTION:

Pass a Resolution adopting the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines.

COMMENTS:

At the request of the City Council, the staff has prepared a systematic approach for addressing neighborhood traffic concerns. The attached document, Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines, outlines the procedures for responding to citizen’s request for traffic management in their neighborhoods. Although there is no guaranteed, complete solution because we can control the roadways, but not the drivers, this document thoroughly covers a variety of options and alternatives for different traffic concerns.

Staff researched many policies adopted by different jurisdictions and created a document that best met the needs and concerns of the City of Brentwood. It is anticipated that this will be a "living document" as the City grows, new streets are added, and new problems and solutions are discovered, modifications will undoubtedly need to be made.

As part of the management guidelines, there will be additional expense to the City. In addition to a significant amount of staff time, the document calls for the City to fund all of the "small scale" traffic solutions and a portion of the "large scale" traffic solutions. The maintenance of these new capital improvements will be reflected in the Public Works maintenance budgets in upcoming years.

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REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION (Cont’d.)

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Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines

The Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines has been circulated to the various departments within the City, presented to and reviewed by the Neighborhood Committee and finally reviewed by the Fire District and Transit Agency. Many of the comments have been incorporated into the Guidelines. At this time, staff requests that the City Council consider adoption of the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines. The attached resolution may be passed to adopt the Guidelines, with any corrections as noted at the meeting, or, if comments are of a more serious nature, the Guidelines can be modified and presented at a future meeting.

This is just the beginning of a trend that will continue for years. As the City grows, Engineering staff time will be required in an ever-increasing amount to respond to citizen comments and concerns. As this happens, the percentage of staff time covered by development fees will decrease, which will thereby place demands on the General Fund. The City Council needs to be aware of this trend and budget accordingly. The adoption of these Guidelines will in all probability place a financial burden of a minimum of $75,000 on the General Fund next fiscal year, probably split 50% to staff time and 50% to physical improvements not covered by roadway development fees. This General Fund cost could reach as high as $350,000 for the next fiscal year if the Canyonwood traffic solution results in the easterly extension of Ironwood to Minnesota. This is just an estimate at this time, and between now and the first of the fiscal year, staff will be able to better evaluate and predict the ultimate cost of this program. The best staff can do at this time is to inform the Council that there will be a cost that cannot be covered by development fees.

Attachments:

Resolution No.

Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines

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Resolution No.

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD

ADOPTING THE BRENTWOOD TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES.

WHEREAS, the City Council recognizes the need for a systematic approach to address neighborhood traffic concerns; and

WHEREAS, the City Council has requested that the City staff prepare a manual to facilitate that systematic approach for addressing neighborhood traffic concerns; and

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines has been prepared to flexibly address the traffic concerns of the residents of the City; and

WHEREAS, the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines outline an approach to paying for any approved traffic mitigation measures; and

WHEREAS, the Neighborhood Advisory Committee of the City of Brentwood has reviewed and commented on the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Brentwood hereby adopts the Brentwood Traffic Management Guidelines as a policy for the City.

PASSED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, at its regular meeting of March 14, 2000, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

APPROVED:

_________________________________

Quintin L. Kidd

Mayor

ATTEST:

____________________________________

Karen Diaz, CMC

City Clerk

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