1300 Lorimer Road (LOT 13)

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From: Donna Burford
Date: April 10, 2015
To: [Ryan Barnum]
Subject: Lorimer Street Improvements
I would greatly appreciate it if you could forward this information to Adrianne [Wilson Jorgensen, Property Owner, 1300 Lorimer Road] since I do not have her contact information:

I am working on getting as many property owners to sign the petition as possible.  The general consensus from the neighbors is that this will not only provide us with a sidewalk, but will manage the storm water issues to prevent property flooding.  A large percentage of support for the project will go a long way with the city.  They display the percentage of approval for each project on the City of Raleigh website.

I checked with Jimmy Upchurch at the City of Raleigh Public Works and he said that they will accept original signatures on a copy of a petition page for a property owner whom is a residential out of State or out of the Country deeded property owner.  However they should make a statement indicating that they have read the petition for Lorimer Road and are signing the petition in agreement of the improvements from an out of State or out of Country residence.

I have attached a document with basic language that you could sign along with signing next to your property # 13.  Please be sure to sign the way your name is stated on the deed.

I am hoping to finalize this petition soon, so please let me know if you are able to sign and send the documents back to me.  I included my address on the signature document. Thank you in advance for your support!  J

Please give me a call with any questions,
Donna Burford


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From: Donetta Powell
To: Kenneth Dunn, Senior Project Engineer, Public Works Department
Subject: Property Access – 1300 Lorimer Road
Date/Sent? On Apr 21, 2015, at 9:38 AM


We received a phone call Monday afternoon related to the open petition for street improvements and sidewalk proposed for Lorimer Road and apparently the property at 1300 Lorimer Road is being sold with a possible closing on Friday, April 24 th . The potential new owner had questions concerning the petition and wanted to know about access to the property off of Lorimer Road as currently there is a dedicated easement adjacent to Lot 12 from Lot 13 to a property located behind Lot 13, a driveway for Lot 13 as shown on the attached map (house is missing from map) and near the corner of the dirt road which is Onslow Road there is a pathway allowing access to the back yard of Lot 13 that they want to know if or confirm that they would be allowed a driveway apron for continued access to the back yard. Please take a look at it and let us know your thoughts.

We have been told from the Petitioner that she has the minimum signatures from property owners and the minimum front footage for the petition to be considered successful therefore we are pretty confident that this will become a future street and sidewalk improvement project which is good because we were all hoping that it would be.  This project will involve minimal widening, curb and gutter with sidewalk on the west side only proposed 6 foot wide on a 6 foot setback which would be on the side of the street of Lot 13. The house was apparently built very near the right-of-way and front footage and the potential owner has also asked about losing greenery and plantings and the actual placement of the sidewalk there as it is likely to be extremely near the house.

Jimmy and I took a look at it and as Jimmy said the City will allow for existing driveways at no expense to the property owner. In this case we just need to determine if that pathway as pictured below is to be considered a driveway access for Lot 13 as it was not pictured on the existing condition plan sheets. Our thoughts are that we could allow a driveway apron. Please let us know if you agree. Thanks!

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From: Donna Burford
Date: May 27, 2015 at 6:14:22 PM EDT
To: Ryan Barnum
Subject: Lorimer Rd. Street Petition
Donetta Powell with the City of Raleigh contacted me to get Mrs. Chandler’s signature that was missed.  She also suggested that since she has had communication with you regarding the approved access point in your yard that you may have an interest in signing the petition as well. She dropped the petition off to me and is requesting that I return it back to her as soon as  possible.  Please let me know if I can come by or if you could swing by here.
Unless you are against the petition, I would encourage you to sign.  The petition was accepted with 65% approval when I turned it in on May 4th and if you signed, it will be resubmitted at 71%.  I am assuming that the higher the approval rating on a project shows positively when presented to the City Council on July 7th.
Let me know….
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From: Ryan Barnum
Date: May 29, 2015
To: Donna Burford
Subject: Re: Lorimer Rd. Street Petition
Hi Donna,
  Do you still have that petition for the road and sidewalks?
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From: Donna Burford
Date: May 30, 2015
To: Ryan Barnum
Subject: RE: Lorimer Rd. Street Petition
The Chandlers have been out of town for the Holidays so I am still waiting on her signature. Call me at … tomorrow if you want to sign.  I will be back and forth between my place and my Dad’s on Chaney Rd.
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