City council to talk IGA with county
On Nov. 6, Canby's City Council will discuss entering into an Intergovernmental Agreement with Clackamas County for signal maintenance staff to assist with design review, oversight and maintenance of Canby's new and existing traffic signals and intelligent transportation system.
The city requires signalization at the intersection of Hazel Dell Way and Sequoia Parkway. Canby hopes this will be operational within the next year to help the amount of traffic expected to increase significantly with new businesses moving into the park.
Since the city can't, at this time, justify a signalized traffic engineering department, the city asked ODOT to help and that organization recommended Clackamas County.
The county has experience working with the timing coordination with ODOT and Union Pacific.
The county estimates the total annual cost for the work described in the IGA will be about $3,000 per traffic signal. Staff recommends that Council members approve Resolution No. 1328, which offers an agreement for the performance of any and all functions and activities in the agreement. There is another option in which the city takes no action on the resolution.
At the last council meeting, members voted to review and adopt an appeal for a 130-foot telecommunications monopole communications tower behind the McDonalds Restaurant on Highway 99E . This overruled a Planning Commission decision that denied the tower. Council members applied one condition to approve the tower so that if it falls, it would not touch in any way the gas pumps nearby.
Staff recommends approval of the council's written decision and findings.
The meeting will offer time for citizen input as well as comments and reports from Mayor Brian Hodson and council members.
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