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<br /> , <br />. <br />" <br /> M I NUT E S <br />. Eugene City Council <br /> City Council Chamber <br /> August 10, 1981 <br /> 7:30 p.m. <br /> COUNCILORS PRESENT: Gretchen Miller, Brian Obie, Betty Smith, Mark Lindberg, <br /> D. W. Hamel, Cynthia Wooten, and Emily Schue. <br /> COUNCILORS ABSENT: Eric Haws. <br /> Regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Eugene, Oregon, was called <br /> to order by His Honor, Mayor Gus Keller. <br /> 1. PUBLIC HEARINGS <br /> A. Public Works Bid Awards (memo distributed, tabulations attached) <br /> Micheal Gleason, City Manager, introduced Bert leitzel, Public Works. <br /> Mr. Teitzel stated that there are 15 projects. The first project is the recon- <br /> sideration of paving and sidewalks on Crescent Avenue from Gilham Road to Coburg <br /> Road. This is a rehearing since it was discovered after the council meeting on <br />. July 13, 1981, when the contract was awarded, that the affected property owners <br /> were not notified of the hearing. Staff recommends that council reopen the <br /> hearing and reconsider the project. This project was authorized by the council <br /> on May 26, 1981. Considerable testimony was received concerning elimination of <br /> parking, possible increase in truck traffic, increase in car traffic and speed, <br /> cost to property owners, and "double-frontage" assessments. At the council <br /> hearing and at a meeting with adjacent property owners on June 11, 1981, it was <br /> agreed to allow additional street parking and to eliminate the left turn lane <br /> except at the intersection at both ends of the project, to monitor the truck <br /> traffic, and to develop through-truck restrictions if necessary. The final <br /> design is the minimum necessary to accommodate the projected volumes of traffic. <br /> The project as authorized provides for the safety of bicyclists, joggers, and <br /> pedestrians, and accommodates the increasing traffic volumes. The counc i 1 has <br /> reviewed the assessment policy regarding double-frontage lots and this project <br /> will be assessed by the current policy. The costs to abutting properties will <br /> be $23.40 per front foot for 20-foot-wide streets, $35.60 per front foot for <br /> 36-foot-wide streets, and $9.15 for five-foot sidewalks. A petition in opposi- <br /> tion to this project has been submitted by owners of 53 percent of the front <br /> footage, and that petition should be con~idered as a formal remonstrance against <br /> the project. This means that the council must reconsider the necessity of the <br /> improvement, and a two-thirds vote of the council is required to award the <br /> contract. <br />. <br /> MINUTES--Eugene City Council August 10, 1981 Page 1 <br />