City of Moline Traffic Engineering Committee met November 7
City of Moline Traffic Engineering Committee met November 7.
Here is the minutes as provided by the committee:
Present: Scott Hinton
Sergeant Chris Pickens
Others: Alderman Waldron
Staff: JD Schulte
Scott Hinton called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.
1. Approval of minutes for the Traffic Engineering Committee meeting of October 3, 2017. Motion to approve minutes by Versluis, seconded by Christ. Motion carried unanimously.
2. Request to review the 40 mph speed limit on 34th Street between 4th and 12th Avenues. Traffic Committee recommended denial of the request to lower the speed limit to 30 mph on 34th Street between 4th and 12th Avenues. Staff discovered that the 40 mph zone does not exist in the Ordinance, but signs are posted 40 mph and have been for years. Motion to increase the speed limit to 40 mph to match the signs that are posted by Pickens, seconded by Klauer. Motion carried unanimously.
3. Request to install a stop sign at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 36th Street. Committee reviewed the request from the resident of 2205 36th Street to install a stop sign for westbound traffic on 22nd Avenue and 36th Street with the installation of the new sidewalk. Motion to install a stop sign at the intersection of 22nd Avenue and 36th Street by Versluis, seconded by Christ. Motion carried unanimously.
4. Request to prohibit parking in front of 1902 24th Street at t-intersection. Committee discussed that the road is 20 feet and when vehicles are parked at this location it is difficult to pass. If cars are parked illegally, residents can call the Police Department to enforce. Motion to deny request by Pickens seconded by Christ. Motion passed with the following vote: Ayes; Pickens, Christ, Versluis, and Klauer. Nays: Hinton.
Request to prohibit parking on 19th Avenue. Received a request from a resident to prohibit parking on 19th Avenue at the curve before 53rd Street. This location is behind the YMCA and the resident is concerned with the parked vehicles causing a line of sight issue especially during camp times and when children are present. The Committee discussed that this has been brought to them in the past, the street is 27 feet wide at this location, and cars can be ticketed if parked on the boulevard. Motion to deny request by Shawn Christ, seconded by Pickens. Motion carried unanimously.
Request to consider a time limitation, either one or two hour limit on 18th Avenue. Committee discussed the request from the owner of Tattered Shoe Antique Shop located at 708 18th Avenue to consider a time limitation, either one or two hour limit on 18th Avenue. Parking is an ongoing problem with the residential and business traffic. There are some parking spaces with time limits on 18th Avenue. Motion to table request and review the whole 18th Avenue corridor by Klauer, seconded by Pickens. Motion carried unanimously.
Motion to adjourn by Versluis, seconded by Pickens. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 1:54 p.m.