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File #: 19-151    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Item Ready
File created: 2/19/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/25/2019 Final action:
Title: Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-346 of the Code of Ordinances to restrict parking, standing or stopping along a portion of Rainy Creek.
Attachments: 1. Rainy Creek NPZ map, 2. Sec. 126 Rainy Creek redlines, 3. 2019-01-28 Ordinance - Rainy Creek NPZ, 4. CC Figures
Presenter/Contact
Presenter
Garry Ford, City Engineer
Contact Info
(830) 221-4020 - gford@nbtexas.org

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Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-346 of the Code of Ordinances to restrict parking, standing or stopping along a portion of Rainy Creek.

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BACKGROUND / RATIONALE:
Council District: 5

City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-346 of the Code of Ordinances to restrict parking, standing or stopping along a portion of Rainy Creek on February 11, 2019.

Engineering staff received a call from concerned citizens requesting that the parking in the entrance to the West Village at Creekside subdivision be reviewed, specifically during afternoon school pick up times for Canyon Middle School. There is an existing no parking zone on both sides of Rainy Creek between FM 1101 and Oxbow Circle.

Observations conducted by staff in December 2018 during school pick up times showed that there were multiple compliance issues including vehicles parked in the existing no parking zone, parked in front of fire hydrants, and parking within 30 feet of stop signs. In addition, there were vehicles stopped in the middle of the road picking up children that had crossed FM 1101 from Canyon Middle School (Figures 1 and 2 attached). There were not any vehicles parked in front of driveways to homes that were observed during that afternoon, which was part of the initial request.

The New Braunfels Police Department has been notified of the existing parking compliance issues at this location. The Safety and Security Coordinator with Comal ISD was also contacted, and he said that parents of students at the school have been sent messages throughout the school year asking them not to pick up their children in the subdivision.

Based on the observations conducted, staff is recommending that the existing no parking zone be revised to a no parking, standing or stopping zo...

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