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File #: BILL NO. 21-217    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2021 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 10/19/2021 Final action: 10/19/2021
Title: An Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit. (PWC 10/11/21)
Sponsors: Public Works Admin & Engineering
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Appendix B - Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, 3. Redlined Appendix B - Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, 4. Independence Ave Map, 5. Arborpark Terrace Map

Title

An Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit. (PWC 10/11/21)

 

Body

Issue/Request:

An Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit.

 

Key Issues:

 

                     The City Traffic Engineer (CTE) believes that it is appropriate to amend Appendix B, Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions.

                     Establish a No Stopping zone along NE Independence Avenue near NE Lincoln Street in the interest of public safety adjacent to the elementary school.

                     Revise the existing No Parking zone along SW Arborpark Terrace from the north side to south side at the request and support of adjacent property owners.

                     Appendix B, Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions may be amended by City Council.

 

 

Proposed City Council Motion:

FIRST MOTION: I move for a second reading of an Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit.

 

SECOND MOTION: I move for adoption of an Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit.

 

Background:

 

The proposed amendments do not include pending No Parking request(s) currently in process of City Traffic Engineer (CTE) approval, No Parking restrictions that are contingent upon accepted roadway construction for CIP or development (e.g. Redbuck and Pergola Park at New Longview), or changes to downtown parking previously discussed with City Council in association with downtown (re)development projects until such activity warrants a change and/or the Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street association or City Council initiates such change with the City Traffic Engineer's Office.

 

While some enacted No Parking zones may be authorized by the CTE in accordance with ordinances, often recited in Schedule B as approved by City Council, these particular zones proposed must be approved by City Council by amendment to Schedule B.  The City Traffic Engineer cannot amend Schedule B; thus, the City Traffic Engineer cannot change an existing No Parking restriction along the north side of SW Arborlake Terrace described in Appendix B to the south side as requested by residents.  The City Traffic Engineer also lacks authority to create No Stopping zones in school areas as proposed along NE Independence Avenue. 

 

The specific area requiring Council Approval before posting No Parking zones is along SW Arborpark Terrace, shown in the maps attached to this packet.  This requested restriction was initiated by residents to address non-safety related issues.

 

Appendix B, Section 1: No Parking

Arborpark Terrace from Arboridge Drive to Arborlake Drive, South side - This restriction was initiated by residents due to residents of the apartments parking on the south side of the street and restricting access.  A significant majority of property ownership is in support of this parking restriction.

 

The other specific area requiring Council Approval before posting No Stopping zones, is along NE Independence Avenue, shown in the maps attached to this packet.  This requested restriction was initiated to address safety related issues adjacent to an elementary school and crosswalk.

 

Appendix B, Section 8: No Stopping

Independence Avenue from a point two hundred (200) feet north of Lincoln Street to a point two hundred and sixty (260) feet south of Lincoln Street, both sides - This restriction was initiated due to the fact that cars park in this section of roadway during school pick up and drop off times and restrict access.

 

Presenter

Michael Park, Director of Public Works

 

Recommendation

Staff recommends approval of an Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit.

 

Committee Recommendation

The Public Works Committee voted unanimously 4-0 to recommend to City Council approval of an Ordinance amending Chapter 29; Traffic and Motor Vehicles, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, by amending Appendix B to Section 29-382; Schedule of Stopping, Standing and Parking Restrictions, for certain streets and segments of streets located in the City of Lee's Summit.