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File #: 22-936    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/26/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/8/2022 Final action: 8/8/2022
Title: Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-354 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of New Braunfels to amend Parking by Permit Area K.
Attachments: 1. Street Area Layout, 2. Signature Verification, 3. 2022-07-25 Ordinance - PxP Area K Kessler

PRESENTER: Presenter

Garry Ford, Transportation and Capital Improvements Director

 

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SUBJECT: Title

Approval of the second and final reading of an ordinance amending Section 126-354 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of New Braunfels to amend Parking by Permit Area K.

 

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DEPARTMENT: Transportation and Capital Improvements

 

 

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COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 5

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

City Council unanimously approved the first reading on July 25, 2022.

 

Staff received a request from a property owner within the 300 block of Kessler Street to be added to existing Parking by Permit Area K. The area consists of single-family homes and is near the Faust Street Bridge. Parking by Permit Area K was initially established to help with parking congestion caused by people trying to access the Guadalupe River at Faust Street Bridge.

 

A signed petition has been received from the property owner requesting the south side of Kessler Street between Kuehler Avenue and Sanger Avenue be added to Parking by Permit Area K. The enforcement time period for Area K is between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from May 1st through September 30th.

 

Five of the seven property owners have signed the petition. Two-thirds of the property owners are required to sign to validate the petition, and therefore staff recommends approval at this time.

 

The proposed designated parking by permit area is one side of one contiguous block. More than two thirds of the affected residents have submitted a signed statement of the following for the initial requested area:

 

We the undersigned are residents and/or property owners of the proposed designated permit area described in this application. We understand that: (i) if this area is designated, certain restrictions will be placed upon on-street parking within the area; (ii) residents and/or residential property owners of the area will be entitled to obtain a limited number of parking permits exempting their vehicles from such parking restrictions, but if a resident and/or property owner owns a vehicle without having a permit displayed, that vehicle will be subject to the parking restrictions; (iii) parking permits will be issued for a term of one year and require replacement each year; (iv) the cost of issuing the annual parking permits will be paid by the residents and/or property owners.

 

Notices for the public hearing have been sent in advance of the meeting. The requested permit area meets the area requirements in the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances.

 

 

ISSUE:

Residents of the south side of the 300 block of Kessler Street have signed a petition to be added to existing Parking by Permit Area K.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Traffic control signs cost approximately $150 each. Sufficient funding is available in the FY 2022 approved streets and drainage budget.

 

Recommendation

RECOMMENDATION:

Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board

The Transportation and Traffic Advisory Board unanimously recommended approval at their July 14, 2022, meeting.

 

Staff

Staff recommends amending Parking by Permit Area K to include the south side of Kessler Street between Kuehler Avenue and Sanger Avenue. The number of signatures meets the petition requirements in the City of New Braunfels Code of Ordinances.