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City Council Sends Ordinances Back to Committee

Proposal to add "sharrows" on Detroit Avenue, others not quite ready.

The Lakewood City Council was poised to move forward on several ordinances at its meeting Monday evening, but instead referred them to committees for further review. 

On hold for now are ordinances and resolutions to:

• authorize adding "sharrows" on Detroit Avenue to remind motorists and bicyclists to share the road

• dispose of unsold surplus property

• regulate yard and garage sales, or "Display for Sale of Household Goods and Furnishings from Nonretail Occupancies" 

• make filing of unpaid judgments with the municipal court discretionary rather than mandatory

• encourage and manage on-site storm water management, such as the use of rain barrels

• authorize a feasability study related to hotel, banquet facility and bed-and-breakfast uses in Lakewood.

The council did approve several resultions, including a resolution to approve an agreement with the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging to accept and expend PASSPORT program funds to deliver meals for the fiscal period of July 1 2012, to June 30, 2014. The program provides more than 5,000 meals a year. 

The council approved the tax budget budget for the city for 2013 to be filed with the fiscal officer of Cuyahoga County.

Mark justmark June 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Sharrows are painted pavement markings recommended by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for bicycle facilities. The purpose, design, and placement are covered by the FHWA's Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Section 9C.07 and depicted in Figure 9C-9. http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2009r1r2/part9.pdf (1.25MB)
Shawn Juris June 19, 2012 at 07:27 PM
First, this article was poorly written as the opening paragraph is very misleading. Council normally refers new business (resolutions and ordinances) to committee. 3 readings are common. It would be news if these items from yesterday were adopted immediately.
Renee June 19, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Thanks for clearing up the definition of sharrows. I love the idea! I hope it goes through because it will be a great way to save gas and I think it is faster to navigate downtown Lakewood on a bike than by car. No parking issues, etc. as long as there are enough places to lock up bikes and hopefully we won't have to pay to park our bikes and then get parking tickets for not paying the meter :)
The original Bill June 19, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Yeah it's plenty faster by bike if you don't stop for any red lights which I see all to often
Brandon Scullion June 19, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Here we go again.

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