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<br />- <br /> <br />M I NUT E S <br />EUGENE CITY COUNCIL <br />May 19, 1975 <br /> <br />Adjourned meeting of the Common Council of the city of Eugene, Oregon, was called to order <br />by Council President Neil Murray at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 1975, in the Council <br />Chamber. The following Council members were present: Wickes Beal, Raymond Bradley, <br />D. W. Hamel, Eric Haws and Edna Shirey. Mayor Lester E. Anderson and Council members <br />Gus Keller and Tom Williams were absent. <br /> <br />I - Public Hearings <br />Assistant Manager said there had been a request for postponement of item E, Hawkins Lane <br />Paving Project. Property owners felt they needed more time to prepare testimony in light <br />of short time frames. Staff would suggest it be heard May 27 at the end of the public <br />hearing section. <br /> <br />Mrs. Beal moved seconded by Mr. Hamel that the Hawkins Lane hearing be postponed <br />until Tuesday, May 27, at the end of the public hearings. Motion carried <br />unanimous ly. <br /> <br />e <br /> <br />A. General comments by staff reviewing conditions that affect all projects upon <br />which testimony will be taken. <br />The three paving projects to be considered have all been toured by the Council. <br />Staff has held hearings with residents on each project. Summaries of all 3 <br />projects, summaries of the hearings with residents, as well as maps and other <br />data, are all a part of the record. Staff is asking for Council approval to <br />go to final design and call for bids. At that time there will be additional <br />public hearings and property owners will be notified in writing of those dates. <br /> <br />Royal Avenue is different from the other two projects in that it involves <br />entering into an agreement with the Oregon State Highway Department. All three <br />projects, however, are assessment projects. <br /> <br />$200,000 in County funds is provided for the Barger paving project. The Royal <br />Avenue paving cost includes approximately $190,000 of federal and state funds <br />but, in order to qualify, there are two provisions in the agreement - one <br />that no parking be allowed and the other is that the cross section from <br />Bertelsen to west of Candlelight be at least 46 feet in width. At hearings <br />between property owners and staff on each of the three projects, there was <br />disagreement on whether the projects should be initiated, the uses of the <br />roadways and the city's present method of assessment. The staff recommends <br />proceeding with all three, but Council should feel free to make their own <br />decision after hearing all the testimony. <br /> <br />Tape I <br />Side A <br /> <br />B. Royal Avenue Paving Project (40 minute limit on public testimony) <br />The project consists of 36-foot paving from Louis to Bertelsen, 46-foot paving <br />from Bertelsen to west of Candlelight, two auto travel lanes, two bikeways, <br />5-foot sidewalks, and no parking. Summary of project, maps, staff notes and <br />summaries of public hearings are all part of the record. A letter in opposition <br />to the Royal Avenue paving project was entered into the record. <br /> <br />- <br /> <br />Public hearing was opened. <br /> <br />Don Hatfield, 2189 Dewey, co-chairperson of the Active Bethel Citizens, was <br />in favor of the project saying the street is an arterial, with fairly heavy <br />traffic, that it is dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists as there are no <br /> <br />5/19/75 1 <br /> <br />27/ <br />