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File #: 21-386    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Individual Item Ready
File created: 4/9/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Public hearing and first reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-354 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to revise the effective time of Parking by Permit Areas A and B and amending Section 126-368 (m) of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to revise the reference to parking by permit areas in existing water recreation loading zones.
Attachments: 1. Sec 126-354, 368 Redlines, 2. Overlap Map, 3. PxP A&B Map, 4. 2021-05-10 Ordinance - Amend PxP A&B Time
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PRESENTER: Presenter

Garry Ford, Jr., Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer

 

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Public hearing and first reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-354 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to revise the effective time of Parking by Permit Areas A and B and amending Section 126-368 (m) of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to revise the reference to parking by permit areas in existing water recreation loading zones.

 

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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

 

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

Staff received a request to clarify the existing posted signs for Parking by Permit Area A and the collocated area with a restriction on water recreation loading covered in Sec. 126-368 (m). The existing effective time for the restriction on water recreation loading in Sec. 126-368 (m) is between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m (midnight) from March 1 to October 31 and for Parking by Permit Area A is between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from May 1 to September 30.

 

Section 126-368 (m) provides an exception to allow water recreation loading for vehicles with a valid parking permit for Designated Permit Area A. However, the times that are currently outside of the effective times for Parking by Permit Area A in Sec. 126-354 cause a potential conflict for Parking by Permit Area A permit holders because the current ordinance does not provide an exception for permit holders to load/unload during these times.

 

During the review of Sec. 126-354 and Sec. 126-368, staff noted that Sec. 126-368 only referenced Parking by Permit Area A in subsection (m) when the existing restriction on water recreation loading in subsection (m) also included a portion of Parking by Permit Area B. Therefore, this request will clarify that the restriction on water recreation loading in Sec. 126-368 (m) includes areas in Parking by Permit Areas A and B.

 

The proposed amendment to the effective times for Parking by Permit Areas A and B will resolve this potential conflict. No changes are proposed to the location of either Parking by Permit Area A or Parking by Permit Area B with this amendment. Additionally, no changes are proposed to the location of the restriction on water recreation loading currently in Sec. 126-368 (m).

 

This Council Meeting is a public hearing for this consideration. Notices of the public hearing were mailed to all property owners (as shown on the latest tax roll) within Parking by Permit Areas A and B.

 

 

ISSUE:

The proposed amendment will address a conflict between the effective times for Parking by Permit Areas A and B in Sec. 126-354 and the restriction on water recreation loading in Sec. 126-368 (m). It will also clarify that Sec. 126-368 (m) includes a water recreation loading in Parking by Permit Areas A and B.

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The cost for updating the dates and times on the existing signs is approximately $700. Sufficient funding is available in the FY 2021 approved streets and drainage budget.

 

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends approval of amending Parking by Permit Area A and Parking by Permit Area B to change the effective time from 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. on May 1 through September 30 to 8:00 a.m. through 12:00 a.m. (midnight) on March 1 through October 31. Staff also recommends approval of amending Sec. 126-368 (m) to reference both Parking by Permit Areas A and B.