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<br />e <br /> <br />included: the increase in residents and vehicular traffic, the large percentage <br />of students who walk to school, poor driver visibility, and poor wheelchair access <br />as evidence in support of the sidewalk installation. She said an allocation for <br />the improvement is contained in the Willakenzie area CIP and is scheduled for <br />1986-87. She said the residents want the sidewalks now. <br /> <br />C. Rusty Hedin, 87436 Dukhobar Road, speaking for the Eugene Rose Society, <br />stated that he wanted to have funding for the improvement of the parking area at <br />the Owen Memorial Rose Garden. He felt the garden is superior to the rose <br />garden in Portland and the lack of adequate parking is a hindrance to more <br />people visiting the garden. <br /> <br />Frank Manibusan, 1020 Stillman, also from the Eugene Rose Society, stated that <br />the garden adds to the beauty of Eugene. However, he stated that parking <br />continues to be a problem. He stated that more beds should also be added; he <br />commen.ted that several people have stated their willingness to donate plants to <br />the Ci ty. <br /> <br />Jon Silvermoon, 47 1/2 West 25th Avenue, stated that the CIP is an improvement <br />over p,revi ous documents, but he is sti 11 concerned with the presence of a "wi sh <br />list. I He stated that the CIP contains a number of projects totalling $24.5 <br />million for the next three years, this amount expected to be raised by bond <br />issues. He asked if it is the intent of the City Council to propose bond issues <br />when it adopts the CIP document. He said the issue of asking the voters for <br />$24.5 million should be clarified before the document is adopted. He hoped that <br />the next CIP will pare some of the listed projects, specifically the 6th/7th <br />Widening Project, relocation of the 1-105 Ramps, and improvements in Amazon Park. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />Tom Hodges, 1470 East 19th Avenue, speaking on behalf of the rose garden, <br />stating that additional parking space and trails are needed. He said the garden <br />is a beautiful part of the city, but he stressed that the improvements are <br />needed to increase its accessibility. He said the improvements would increase <br />the garden as an asset to the city. <br /> <br />There being no further testimony, the public hearing was closed. <br /> <br />In response to the public testimony, Mr. McKinley stated that page 38 of the <br />CIP includes $50,000 for remodeling of the rose garden and for the construction <br />of additional parking, flower beds and trails in FY84/85. In regard to the <br />issue of Willakenzie Road, he understood that the sidewalk would be a curb-side <br />walk because of right-of-way. He said the Public Works Department prefers to <br />build sidewalks in conjunction with street improvements; therefore, it would be <br />difficult to build the sidewalks without tying it to the total street improve- <br />ment project. In response to the bonds to be passed, Mr. McKinley explained <br />that the projects are not within available projected revenues and the bonds are <br />present to point out to the council those needs which must be addressed in the <br />near future. Mr. McKinley stated that the projects within the T-2000 Transpor- <br />tation Plan will be reviewed during the update and project priorities might be <br />changed. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />MINUTES--Eugene City Council <br /> <br />January 23, 1984 <br /> <br />Page 2 <br />