According to the City Council Meeting Minutes (September 1, 2015), Chris Johnson with the Public Works Department told City Council Members the following:
“…The sidewalk [will] be where the ditch is located, therefore the impact on the lots [will] not change that much.”
Council Members based their decision to approve the project’s parameters based, in part, on this assessment.
At the 25% Design Meeting, however, a map was presented that revealed the true impact of the project. It shows that, in fact, the setback will be where the ditch is now. The sidewalk, buffer, permanent easements and temporary easements will drastically affect lots on the west side of the road after all. Chris Johnson presided at the meeting.
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