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Notice City Commission Study Session

7:00 PM Monday, April 23, 2012 Governmental Center, Commission Chambers, 400 Boardman Avenue Traverse City, MI 49684 Posted: 04-20-12 The meeting informational packet is available for public inspection at the Traverse Area District Library, Law Enforcement Center, City Manager's Office, and City Clerk's Office. The City of Traverse City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Makayla Vitous, Assistant City Manager, 400 Boardman Avenue, Traverse City, MI 49684, 922-4440-TDD: 922-4412, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in Section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations. Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the ADA Coordinator. If you are planning to attend and you have a disability requmng any special assistance at the meeting and/or if you have any concerns, please immediately notify the ADA Coordinator. At the request of the City Manager, the City Clerk has called this Study Session. City Commission c/o Benjamin C. Marentette, CMC, City Clerk 400 Boardman Avenue Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 922-4480 tcclerk@traversecitymi.gov
The mission of the Traverse City City Commission is to guide the preservation and development of the City's infrastructure, services, and planning based on extensive participation by its citizens coupled with the expertise of the city's staff. The Commission will both lead and serve Traverse City in developing a vision for sustainability and the future that is rooted in the hopes and input of its citizens and organizations, as well as cooperation from surrounding units of government.

City Commission Agenda Study Session

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April 23, 2012

Welcome to the Traverse City Study Session! Any interested person or group may address the City Commission on any agenda item when recognized by the presiding officer or upon request of any commissioner. Also, any interested person or group may address the City Commission on any matter of City concern not on the Agenda during the agenda item designated Public comment. The comment of any member of the public or any special interest group may be limited in time. Such limitation shall not be less than five minutes unless otherwise explained by the presiding officer, subject to appeal by the Commission.

Agenda Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call 1. 2. Discussion regarding Division Street. CR.Ben Bifoss, Timothy Lodge) Discussion regarding the 201212013 budget recommendations. Bifoss) Public comment. Adjournment.
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Memorandum

The City of Traverse City
Engineering Department

DATE:

April 16, 2012 R. Ben Bifoss, City Manager Timothy J. Lodge, P.E. City Engine~V Division Street

TO:
FROM: SUBJECT:

The City Commission Steering Committee provided recommendations for Division Street that include improvements such as sidewalk repair and replacement, sidewalk infill along the east side, landscaping, lighting, gateway features and other similar pedestrian scale improvements. A cursory budget of $1 million has been identified and is further detailed as follows. • Sidewalk repair and replacement - The work to repair and replace existing sidewalk along the west side of Division Street between the Grandview Parkway and 14th Street is estimated to cost $100,000. Sidewalk infill along the west side at 12th and 13th Streets to connect the existing path with the curb ramps constructed by MOOT last year is estimated to cost $4,500 - This work will be incorporated into the fall 2012 sidewalk project. Sidewalk repair and infill along the east side - The work to repair and infill sidewalk along the east side of Division Street between the Grandview Parkway and 14th Street is estimated to cost $235,000 and is broken out into four phases: • From Grandview Parkway to Front Street is estimated to cost $ 63,000 • From Front Street to 7th Street is estimated to cost $ $50,000 • From 7th Street to 11th Street is estimated to cost $ $ 63,000 • From 11th to 14th Street is estimated to cost $ $59,000 Street tree replacement - The work to remove large trees and plant street trees is estimated to cost $ 186,000 and is broken out into four phases: • From Grandview Parkway to Front Street (50 trees) is estimated to cost $ 50,000 • From Front Street to 7th Street (40 trees) is estimated to cost $ $40,000 • From 7th Street to 11th Street (50 trees) is estimated to cost $ $ 50,000 • From 11th to 14th Street (46 trees) is estimated to cost $ $46,000

Project Update Summary Division Street April 16, 2012

Street lighting - The work will include the installation of pedestrian scale lighting mounted on poles capable of mounting banners is estimated to cost $ $385,000 and is broken out into four phases: • From Grandview Parkway to Front Street (30 lights) is estimated to cost $ 110,000 • From Front Street to 7th Street (20 lights) is estimated to cost $ $75,000 • From 7th Street to 11th Street (30 lights) is estimated to cost $ $ 110,000 • From 11th to 14th Street (24 lights) is estimated to cost $ $90,000 Speed feedback radar signs - The work will include placing two speed feedback radar signs, one north bound and one southbound. The estimated cost is $40,000 and will be split with MOOT. Landscaped Entrance Feature - In 2002 City Staff prepared the attached plan for a landscaped entrance feature to be placed at the City limits on the east side, near the Flap Jack Shack. The estimated cost is $50,000.

Memorandum

The City of Traverse City
Engineering Department

DATE: TO: FROM: SUBJECT:

February 29,2012 R. Ben Bifoss, City Manager Timothy J. Lodge, P.E. City Engi~ Division Street

This memorandum provides a summary of activities that have occurred in the past year in regard to Division Street and adjacent areas as follows: • The 2011 CPM project by MDOT was completed two phases with a spring phase and a fall phase. This $700,000 project included 1. Resurfacing the pavement with pavement joint repair 2. ADA ramp replacements to meet current standards at all intersections 3. Driveway closures and curb repair 4. Crosswalk pavement marking including special emphasis crosswalk marking at key locations. The MDEQ installed treatment system components in conjunction with the MOOT CPM project to address environmental issues at the Front and Division Street Intersection. The work was coordinated with construction to minimize disruption and reduce resurfacing costs. The City Commission Steering Committee provided recommendations for Division Street at the August 8, 2011 Study Session. The recommendations include improvements such as sidewalk repair and replacement, sidewalk infill along the east side, landscaping, lighting, gateway features and other similar pedestrian scale improvements. A cursory budget of $1 million has been identified. The MDOT installed countdown pedestrian signals at signalized intersections at a cost of more than $11,000. The City and MDOT have identified the process for moving forward with significant reconstruction of Division Street including a cursory budget of $17 to $24 million dollars. Several presentations outlining fhe :NEPA (required preliminary environmental and historical review) process were conducted.

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Project Update Summary Division Street February 29,2012

The City is completing the South Campus Entrance to the Grand Traverse Commons, Silver Drive Reconstruction Project. to increase local street network connectivity and relieve traffic congestion at the 11th/Division and 14th/Division Street intersections. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of June. The traffic impacts of the new connection will be monitored and added to the traffic analysis work that was completed in 2010 by the MOOT and City. This connection will also be considered in TC-TALUS' long-range transportation planning efforts, which are currently underway. Also in conjunction with this project, the City and TCLP are collaborating with a group of Kid's Creek Neighborhood and Commons area stakeholders and the Joint Planning Commission to recommend street lighting poles and fixtures for the area including Division Street.

The City. in collaboration with TART, the Watershed Center. Grand Traverse and interested citizens has been examining the Buffalo Ridge Trail connection, water quality concerns, gateway opportunities for the area west of Division Street and near the 14th/Division Streets intersections. The City is in process of securing nearly $180,000 in MDOT Enhancement funds with a $200,000 local fund match for the West End Trail and Access Project which includes a shoreline trail and crossing of Grandview Parkway near Elmwood to provide alternate pedestrian and bicycle routing to the busy and congested intersection of Division Street and the Grandview Parkway