City Council Chambers---------City Hall Monday, January 10, 2005---------4:00 p.m.
J. Michael Cochran Brent Hardwick Rosa Nowels, Vice-Chairman John Olmsted Patrick Robeson, Chairman Vacancy
Don Hoppe, Director of Engineering Mark Miller, Consultant City Traffic Engineer Dave Langstaff, Traffic Engineering Analyst Susan McGraw, Recording Secretary
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Robeson called the Transportation & Circulation Commission meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Commissioner Olmsted made a motion to ACCEPT the December 6, 2004, minutes as submitted. Commissioner Cochran seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
DRAWING OF COMMISSIONERS/COUNCIL ASSIGNMENT (CITY CLERK).
Director Don Hoppe introduced City Clerk Beverley White, who monitored the drawing for Commissioner/Council assignments per Ordinance No. 3057, dated October 5, 2004, pertaining to conditions governing commission appointments and office. Each Commissioner drew a number, one through five relating directly to each Council Member and two Members-at-Large. The drawing went as follows:
- Council Member Sharon Quirk
- Council Member Don Bankhead
- Council Member Dick Jones
- Mayor Shawn Nelson
- Mayor Pro Tem Leland Wilson
Clerk White thanked the Commission and stated that any Commissioner whose term is expired will have the opportunity to reapply. Any new Commissioners appointed stay as long as the respective Councilmember remains. Ms. White distributed a copy of the Ordinance and gave a brief description of Commissioner responsibilities.
ELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON.
Commissioner Olmsted made a motion to RETAIN the current Chairman and Vice-Chairman until any new Commissioners are appointed to fill expired and vacant positions. Commissioner Hardwick seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
AIRPORT HANGARS AND AIRCRAFT WASHRACKS PROJECT (ROD PROPST).
Airport Manager Rod Propst presented the Airport Hangars and Aircraft Wash Racks project report, which requires an approved recommendation to the City Council by the T&CC.
Manager Propst described the project, which includes demolition of existing hangars and site preparation for new T and rectangular hangars; and construction of hangars, including associated infrastructure, and wash racks. The project will be funded, in part, by Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds provided through the FAA, and municipal lease financing.
Manager Propst responded to questions from the Commissioners, noting that both responders to a Request for Proposal were interviewed and Erect-A-Tube was considered as the most responsible bidder; the wash racks will comply with the Clean Water Act; hangar tenants will not be required to move out until a new hangar is ready for occupancy; the project will build out most of the Airport property, including a long-term lease with the City of Anaheim police aviation facility; allows for projected growth of the Airport in accordance with the Airport Master Plan; tie-down prices at $84 when the regional average is $65; and rental agreement is month-to-month, 30-day notice to terminate, and 100% occupancy over the last 8-1/2 years.
There was no one from the audience to address this item during Public Comment.
Commissioner Cochran made a motion to RECOMMEND the Airport Hangars and Aircraft Wash Racks project for approval by the City Council. Vice-Chairman Nowels seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Director Hoppe reviewed previous Council actions regarding T&CC items:
November 2 Council approved a budget transfer for the Active Internal Radar Speed Limit School Signs. Most of the 21 locations have been signed and 1 sign is being relocated.
November 16 Council approved an adult Crossing Guard at the intersection of Harbor Boulevard and Valencia drive; authorized removal of the crosswalk on the west leg of Nutwood Avenue at its intersection with Mountain View Place; approval of relocation of two diagonal parking spaces on the west side of Pomona avenue between Wilshire and Whiting Avenues; authorized exemption from the overnight parking restriction on the south side of the 1100 block of East Whiting Avenue through December 31, 2004.
December 21 Council approved No Stopping Anytime on both sides of Orangethorpe Avenue between Acacia and State College with no contest from Kims Iron Works; authorized Director of Engineering to enter into an agreement with Team Econolite for Citywide Traffic Signal Maintenance.
Director Hoppe advised that the permit parking issue on Pomona between Wilshire and Whiting will be addressed at the February 1, 2005, Council meeting with the discussion and decision regarding a citywide permit parking program. Commissioner Olmsted asked why this issue was not brought before the T&CC. Director Hoppe responded it was a task assigned to staff directly by the Council with no instruction to bring it before the T&CC. Management of current parking restrictions will be decided as part of final adopted program.
Public comments will be allowed on matters not appearing on the agenda but within the Commission's jurisdiction.
John Hendershot, 1201 North Concord, spoke to the issue of removal of a crosswalk at Dorothy Lane across from Troy High School. This item will be brought to the T&CC at a future meeting, and he is concerned that this removal will force pedestrians to use the westerly crosswalk there they would be invisible due to the location of a traffic box as well as an 8 block wall against the sidewalk. Chairman Robeson thanked Mr. Hendershot for the input, and invited him to address this issue when it is place on the T&CC agenda.
The Commission adjourned at 5:03 p.m. to the next regularly scheduled Transportation & Circulation Commission at 4:00 p.m., February 7, 2005.