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03/06/2012 03Ci Response to Citizen: Phase 2 Traffic Calming in Barge Chestnut Neighborhood Area Yr'"� ri BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEMENT Item No. 36.1. For Meeting of: March 6, 2012 ITEM TITLE: Response to Bill Duerr on Phase 2 Traffic Calming in Barge Chestnut Neighborhood Area SUBMITTED BY: Michael A. Morales, Interim City Manager CONTACT Michael A. Morales, 575 -6040 PERSON/TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Response to Mr. Duerr regarding funding for Phase 2 Traffic Calming in Barge Chestnut Neighborhood Area- see attachment Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR City Manager SUBMITTAL: � Y 9 STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download ❑ Bill Duerr Response Ltr 1 y, i //:::4,: _ - et OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER ,! , �;� ' I29 North Second Street '' % City Hall, Yakima, Washington 98901 a » y Phone (509) 575 -6040 h h1' IRU gRA t' '. _ February 22, 2012 Mr. Bill Duerr 3206 W. Yakima Avenue Yakima, WA 98902 Subject: Funding for Phase 2 Traffic Calming in BCNA Dear Mr. Duerr, I wanted to take the opportunity to respond to your inquiry about funding of Phase 2 Traffic Calming devices that may be installed in the Barge Chestnut Neighborhood Area. As you know, the City of Yakima installed the existing Phase 1 Traffic Calming devices as a demonstration project, which was funded from $50,000 of city funds. Representatives of Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital (YVMH) plan to install the street closure and diversion which will create the "closed campus" in 2012. After the "closed campus" is in place, the City Traffic Engineering staff will monitor the traffic volume and vehicle speed in the neighborhood. This monitoring will occur for approximately one year after the "closed campus" devices are installed, which provides adequate time for traffic patterns to adjust to the new conditions. Based on this monitoring data, there will be an evaluation to determine if any additional traffic calming devices are warranted. A public process will be conducted along with this study to receive comments. As you have correctly stated, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital was required to compensate the City of Yakima for the vacation of portions of 28 and 30 Avenues, related the YVMH Campus Expansion plan. These funds, which are held in the CED budget, may be used to fund additional traffic calming in the neighborhood, if they are determined to be warranted. Thank you for your continued efforts to improve the Barge Chestnut Neighborhood. Sincerely, Michael A. Morales ,' Interim City Manager Yakima blitril rui 7')' 4