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File #: 21-943    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action: 9/27/2021
Title: Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-346 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to establish no parking zones in Prince Solms Park.
Attachments: 1. Prince Solms NPZs, 2. 2021-09-13 Ordinance - Prince Solms Park NPZs

PRESENTER: Presenter

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

 

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Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-346 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to establish no parking zones in Prince Solms Park.

 

 

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DEPARTMENT: Public Works

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-346 of the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances to establish no parking zones in Prince Solms Park on September 13, 2021.

 

The River Operations Manager for the City of New Braunfels has requested that the locations in Prince Solms Park with existing yellow curb be added to the list of no parking zones in city ordinance. Yellow curb was historically used in New Braunfels to mark no parking zones, but is not enforceable. The requested new no parking zones will maintain adequate travel width on Liebscher Drive for emergency responders and allow staff to access the buildings within Prince Solms Park during the river season.

 

No parking zone signs were authorized by Keith Lane, Chief of Police, on June 22, 2021.

 

ISSUE:

Proposed parking restriction in Prince Solms Park at the following locations: (1) on both sides of Liebscher Drive from the intersection with S Liberty to the beginning of the paid parking spaces on both sides of Liebscher Drive, (2) on the south side of the Prince Solms Park parking lot, and (3) along the southwest side of Liebscher Drive from the 1-minute parking loading/unloading zone to the entrance to the Prince Solms Park parking lot.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Traffic control signs cost approximately $150 each. Sufficient funding is available in the FY 2021 approved streets and drainage budget.

 

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION:

Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board

The Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board unanimously recommended establishing no parking zones in Prince Solms Park at their meeting on August 12, 2021.

 

 

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board unanimously recommended establishing no parking zones in Prince Solms Park at their meeting on July 20, 2021.

 

Staff

Staff recommends establishing no parking zones in Prince Solms Park at the following locations: (1) on both sides of Liebscher Drive from the intersection with S Liberty to the beginning of the paid parking spaces on both sides of Liebscher Drive, (2) on the south side of the Prince Solms Park parking lot, and (3) along the southwest side of Liebscher Drive from the 1-minute parking loading/unloading zone to the entrance to the Prince Solms Park parking lot.