Transportation System Plan, SW Employment Area, and more!
On Tuesday, July 1, the City Council will hold its next regular meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
At this meeting, Council will hold a public hearing for the draft Transportation System Plan (TSP). The TSP – adopted in 1997 and no longer current - is part of the Comprehensive Plan and is required to be updated to be consistent with that Plan. The draft TSP contains the same goals and policies as those found in the Connected Community Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan adopted by the City Council on March 18, 2014. The updated TSP will be used to:
- Identify capital needs to make a complete transportation system
- Ascertain the functional classification of a road
- Determine a street’s typical section
- Calculate right‐of‐way dedication needed
- Establish public improvements needed for development application
- Evaluate proposals for new transit services
- Coordinate construction projects
- Identify safety improvements
- Increase project eligibility for funding
Acting as the Lake Oswego Public Contract Review Board, the Council will consider amending a public improvement contract with Emery & Sons Construction, Inc. (relating to the Lake Oswego Tigard Water Partnership) for construction of finished water pipelines - Schedule 5, to include construction of B Avenue Storm System Upgrades. The original contract, approved last fall included construction of a segment of buried water pipeline that was predicated on construction of a new water pipeline under Oswego Lake (Schedule 4). Due to high cost, the City re-tooled the plan and instead is now proceeding with design of an around-the-lake (“ATL”) option. A segment of this ATL option requires construction of approximately 3,870 feet of new 42‐inch diameter potable water pipeline in B Avenue from State Street to 9th Street. The waterline work presented the opportunity for the City to construct storm water system upgrades on B Avenue.
Council will also consider awarding a Personal Service Contract to David Evans and Associates, Inc. for the development of a district plan for the Southwest Employment Area of Lake Oswego. The Southwest Employment Area of Lake Oswego is located in the southwestern quadrant of the city, next to I-5 and Boones Ferry Road. The planning effort will look at the land use, infrastructure, urban design, and transportation aspects of the area, and will seek to create a community‐driven plan that removes barriers to private investment and enhances opportunities for redevelopment and high quality job creation.
The Council will also be asked to approve a resolution referring to the voters a ballot measure amending Section 40 of the Lake Oswego Charter. Currently, this section of the Charter prohibits the City from authorizing construction of a “major road” or “major road expansion” without first publishing notice and notifying abutting property owners. If, within 30 days, 25 or more registered City voters sign documents requesting an election, a measure must be referred to a city‐wide ballot asking for voter approval of the project. The proposed amendments would modify the signature requirement and re-define what qualifies as a “major road expansion.” Referring a ballot measure amending Section 40 is a 2014 Council goal.
The Council will also discuss proposed amendments to the Community Development Code (CDC); options for filling Council vacancies; a resolution renewing a contract between the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center and Clackamas County Social Services that approves funding for social services for seniors; and the purchase of a new Pierce Velocity 105' Aerial Ladder Truck for the Fire Department.