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TCC Minutes December 6, 2004

City Council Chambers---------City Hall
Monday, December 6, 2004---------4:00 p.m.

COMMISSIONERS PRESENT J. Michael Cochran
Brent Hardwick
Rosa Nowels, Vice-Chairman
John Olmsted
Patrick Robeson, Chairman
Vacancy
COMMISSIONERS ABSENT: Angela Lindstrom
STAFF PRESENT Don Hoppe, Director of Engineering
Lt. Cave, Police Department
Dave Langstaff, Traffic Engineering Analyst
Teri Carlson, Senior Traffic Engineering Aide
Susan McGraw, Recording Secretary

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Robeson called the Transportation and Circulation Commission meeting to order at 4:05 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Olmsted made a motion to ACCEPT the November 1, 2004, minutes as submitted. Commissioner Nowles seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO REMOVE THE EXISTING 2-HOUR PARKING RESTRICTION ON THE NORTH SIDE OF COMMONWEALTH AVENUE BETWEEN RICHMAN AVENUE AND SHORT STREET.

    Director Hoppe presented staffs report for removal of the two-hour parking as requested by Ms. Verla Daugherty, a tenant and business owner in this vicinity, who has need for long-term, on-street parking adjacent to her home/business. It was staffs recommendation that this request be approved.

    There was no discussion among the Commissioners. Chairman Robeson then queried the audience to determine if there was anyone present who opposed this item and wished to address the Commission. No one came forward, so there was no Public Comment segment and Chairman Robeson called for the question.

    Commissioner Hardwick made a motion to ACCEPT staffs recommendation to remove the existing two-hour parking on the north side of Commonwealth Avenue between Richman Avenue and Short Street. Commissioner Cochran seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.

    Commissioner Olmsted commented to the audience that the item will be presented to the City Council on January 21, 2005, and they should plan to attend this hearing on behalf of their request.

  2. CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO EXEMPT THE EAST SIDE OF HIGHLAND AVENUE FROM THE 2:00 A.M. TO 5:00 A.M. PARKING PROHIBITION BETWEEN HILL AVENUE AND THE EAST/WEST ALLEY SOUTH OF PORTER AVENUE.

    Director Hoppe presented staffs report, recommending that the overnight parking restriction be rescinded. This request was made by Ms. Sherry MacDonald, property manager of the Fullerton Townhouse Apartments at 1200 South Highland Avenue, in an effort to accommodate tenant parking needs.

    Commissioner Olmsted inquired if Hill Avenue and Highland Avenue north of Hill are exempt from the overnight parking restriction. Director Hoppe responded Hill Avenue is exempt over to Malden, but not east of Malden. Highland is non-exempt north of Hill, but exempt at the south end of the cul-de-sac, south of Orangethorpe.

    Chairman Robeson asked about the presence of a right-turn lane onto Hill Avenue from northbound Highland Avenue. Director Hoppe confirmed this turning lane and that parking is already permitted. He further advised that all conditions will remain the same, but signing will be added indicating overnight parking is permitted.

    The hearing was opened to public comment.

    Ms. Sherry MacDonald addressed the item, stating that available parking onsite is insufficient for todays resident parking demand.

    The public comment was then closed.

    Commissioner Hardwick inquired if the petitioner paid the $390 fee required for staff to perform the traffic study required for this request. Director Hoppe responded in the affirmative.

    Commissioner Hardwick made a motion to ACCEPT staffs recommendation to remove overnight between 2:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on the east side of Highland Avenue between Hill Avenue and the east/west alley south of Porter Avenue. Commissioner Cochran seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.

  3. DISCUSS AND CONFIRM A SPECIAL MEETING FOR JANUARY 10, 2005 AT 4:00 P.M. TO 5:30 P.M. AT THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.

    Director Hoppe reminded the Commission that there would no meeting on the first Monday in January. However, it is necessary to call a special meeting for January 10 at the request of the Fullerton Airport Manager, Rod Propst. He has a Request for Proposal for new hangars at the Airport, which has some immediate deadlines.

    The question was raised regarding end of terms for some Commissioners. Director Hoppe advised that the present Commissioners are asked to remain until notified officially by the City Clerk.

    Following minimal discussion, Commissioner Hardwick made a motion to ACCEPT staffs request to call a Special Meeting of the Transportation and Circulation Commissioner on January 10, 2005. Commissioner Olmsted seconded and the motion pass unanimously.

COUNCIL REVIEW

No report was available at this time. However, Director Hoppe advised he will present that information at the January meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

None

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 4:20 p.m. to a Special Meeting of the Transportation & Circulation Commission on January 10, 2005, in the City Council Chamber at 303 West Commonwealth Avenue.

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