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TCC MINUTES MARCH 5, 2007

TRANSPORTATION AND CIRCULATION COMMISSION
MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2007 - 4:00 P.M.
City Council Chamber - City Hall

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT:
J. Michael Cochran, Chairman
Stephen Hall, Vice-Chairman
Edmundo Duvignau
Johnnie Simmons
Lesley Mahaffey
Rosa Nowels

COMMISSIONERS ABSENT:
Rob Hallstrom

STAFF PRESENT:
Mark Miller, City Traffic Engineer
Lt. Alex Bastreri, Fullerton Police Department
Teri Carlson, Engineering Aide III
Amy Inzunza, Recording Secretary

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve the minutes of February 5, 2007. Commissioner Nowels seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

1.ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN.

Commissioner Nowels re-nominated Chairman Cochran for Chairman.Commissioner Duvignau seconded the nomination which passed unanimously.

Commissioner Nowels nominated Commissioner Hall for Vice-Chairman.Chairman Cochran seconded the nomination which passed unanimously.

2.SELECTION OF A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BICYCLE USERS SUB-COMMITTEE (BUSC).

Commissioner Duvignau volunteered to be the representative for the BUSC.

3.CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR A DISABLED PERSON’S PARKING SPACE IN FRONT OF 505 TRUSLOW AVENUE.

City Traffic Engineer, Mark Miller, stated that this request was made by the tenant at 505 Truslow Avenue to install a disabled person’s parking space in front of his residence.The resident is required to install concrete or brick pavers on the lawn so that he does not roll over the lawn when exiting his vehicle.The property owner was in favor of this request.

Transportation and Circulation Commission March 5, 2007 Meeting Minutes

Mr. Miller stated that staff did not ask the resident to attend the meeting because it would be a hardship for the resident.

Commissioner Duvignau asked Mr. Miller if the resident would need to get a certification for what he will need to install in the lawn area or if bricks will do.Mr. Miller replied that certification is not needed and that bricks will do.

Vice-Chairman Hall asked if the property is a rental property and if the installation is long term.Mr. Miller replied that these types of installations police themselves.If the resident were to move then the property owner would need to notify staff to remove the blue curb.

Teri Carlson, Traffic Engineering Aide III, commented that the property owner resides next door to the resident at 509 Truslow Avenue.

There was no one present to address this item.The public comment segment was opened and closed.

Vice-Chairman Hall made a motion to approve staff’s recommendation.Commissioner Nowels seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

4.CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO INSTALL “NO STOPPING ANYTIME” ON THE NORTH SIDE OF BASTANCHURY ROAD BETWEEN STATE COLLEGE BOULEVARD AND ASSOCIATED ROAD.

Mr. Miller stated that this item was requested by the Summerhill Homes Community Association (SHCA).They were concerned with Cal State Fullerton students parking in the neighborhood off of Mountain Ridge and Hollyoak and also along Bastanchury Road.Staff spent several days doing site visits to the locations and found that there were cars parked on Bastanchury Road near Associated Road.Bastanchury Road is shown on the Master Plan of Arterial Highways as a six lane facility and will be re-striped for six lanes.Mr. Miller stated that it seems prudent at this time to install “No Stopping Anytime” signs.

Chairman Cochran asked if the commission recently approved “No Stopping Anytime” on the west side of State College Boulevard.Mr. Miller replied yes.

Commissioner Duvignau asked if the study was done at the beginning of the week or at the end of the week.He mentioned he used to live in the area and noticed that it was impacted on Thursday’s and Friday’s.Mr. Miller said the study was done throughout the entire week.

There was no one present to address this item.The public comment segment was opened and closed.

Transportation and Circulation Commission March 5, 2007 Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Simmons stated her concern for this recommendation due to the school bus stop located at Bastanchury Road and Excelsa Drive.She felt it might affect the school bus route.Mr. Miller stated that they would be exempt in the course of doing their business.Lieutenant Bastreri concurred with this statement.

Commissioner Nowels made a motion to accept staff’s recommendation.Vice-Chairman Hall seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

5.CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO INSTALL 1-HOUR PARKING, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6:00 A.M. AND 6:00 P.M., ON THE NORTH SIDE OF WILLIAMSON AVENUE BEHIND 700 WEST COMMONWEALTH AVENUE FROM WOODS AVENUE TO THE EXISTING LOADING/UNLOADING ZONE.

Mr. Miller stated that Jim Miller, Owner of McCoy Mills Ford, has requested that staff recommend additional parking restrictions in front of his parts department.Staff concurs with his request to install 1-hour parking on Williamson Avenue.

Chairman Cochran asked what the current parking restrictions are on Williamson Avenue.Mr. Miller stated that it is unlimited parking on Williamson Avenue.

The public comment segment was opened.

Jim Miller, Owner of McCoy Mills Ford, stated that they used to sublease the property next to them and when they gave up the lease, the property owner subleased it to numerous people that were doing body work there.He said the people are also taking up parking on Woods Avenue.Mr. Jim Miller stated his employees are parking inside the building on his property.He said there are a lot of people parking overnight on Williamson Avenue.His customers drive away when they see they do not have parking available to them on Williamson Avenue.Mr. Jim Miller stated that he had two vehicles towed away that were parked illegally in the area.

Vice-Chairman Hall asked if the body shop south of the driveway belongs to Ford.Mr. Jim Miller replied no.

Commissioner Nowels asked if the customers park inside the facility.Mr. Jim Miller replied that the far west side of the facility is employee parking and the other parking is for bigger vehicles.

The public comment segment was closed.

Commissioner Nowels made a motion to accept staff’s recommendation.Commissioner Mahaffey seconded the motion which passed unanimously.

Transportation and Circulation Commission March 5, 2007 Meeting Minutes

COUNCIL REVIEW

Mr. Miller commented that at the March 6, 2007 Council meeting Council will be reviewing “No Stopping Anytime” on Artesia Avenue, a disabled person’s parking space on Woods Avenue, diagonal parking on Highland Avenue, “No Stopping” on Barris Drive and Monte Mar Vista and the traffic control plan for the Downtown Market.Council will be discussing the proposal to use a newer and better method in calculating levels of service for the intersections.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS

Commissioner Nowels asked Lieutenant Bastreri if the commissioners could be informed when the monthly parking hearings are canceled.Lieutenant Bastreri replied yes.

Chairman Cochran volunteered to attend the March 20, 2007 parking hearing.

Commissioner Nowels asked who the contact person would be for the repaving of Gilbert Street.Mr. Miller said the contact person would be Senior Civil Engineer, Ron Bowers, in the Engineering Department.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Public comments will be allowed on matters not appearing on the agenda but within the Commission's jurisdiction.

ADJOURNMENT

The Transportation and Circulation Commission adjourned at 4:37 p.m. until the next regularly scheduled meeting of April 2, 2007, at 4:00 p.m.

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