City Council Presentation (12/1/2015, Steve Grothmann)

A video of the 12/1/2015 evening session is HERE.

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The City Council of the City of Raleigh met in a regular reconvened session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the City Council Chamber, Room 201 of the Raleigh Municipal Building, Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, with all Council members present:

Mayor Nancy McFarlane, Presiding
Councilor Mary-Ann Baldwin
Councilor Corey D. Branch
Councilor David Cox
Councilor Kay C. Crowder
Councilor Bonner Gaylord
Councilor Russ Stephenson
Councilor Dickie Thompson

Mayor McFarlane reconvened the meeting and the following items were discussed with action taken as shown.

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Steve Grothmann, 1501 Lorimer Road, stated the impetus of these improvements was sidewalk installation. He stated there is very light traffic on Lorimer Road and he feels it would be good if the Council would authorize a study before moving ahead. He stated he would be surprised that there were even 200 cars per day and talked about the City’s policies which talks about improvements only where there are at least 1,000 vehicles per day. He stated the width of the street keeps the traffic slow, talked about the water which goes down to the creek, the fear that paving would create more run off, the fact that they have vegetation on both sides of the street now. He talked about the unique character of the street, property value information, rural character, uniqueness of the area, etc. He stated he is not against sidewalks per say but he does not feel they are needed in this location. He feels the street improvements will create more traffic and requested that their block be removed from the authorized improvements.

Mayor McFarlane stated unless she hears a motion to reconsider, the Council would move on to the next item. There were no motions or requests to reconsider.