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CITY OF SURPRISE

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION WORKSHOP

 

12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100

Surprise, Arizona 85374

 

January 17, 2006

 

MINUTES

 

Call to Order:

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop Meeting began at 6 p.m. at the at the Surprise City Hall, 12425 West Bell Road, Suite D100, Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Tuesday, January 17, 2006.

 

Roll Call:

 

In attendance with Chairman Ken Senft were Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall, Commissioners Skip Hall, Antonio Segarra, Lyn Truitt, and Fred Watts.  Commissioner Jan Blair was absent.

 

Staff Present:

Planning Manager Scott Chesney; City Planner Adam Copeland; City Planner Gary Norris; City Planner Janice See; and Planning and Zoning Commission Secretary Carol Dager.

 

Council Members Present:  None

 

                                                                 PRESENTATION:                                                                

 

Nick Mascia, Surprise Traffic Engineer, provided a brief presentation regarding the Tillman Transit Overlay and the Bell Road Improvement Projects.

 

The following topics were covered in the meeting:

 

§       Building a Better Bell is a $10 million, three- to five-year road improvement plan.

·       25 individual projects.

·       Most to be completed by 2008.

·       Majority of work to be done at night/weekends.

§       Traffic signal installed at 175th/Happy Trails.

§       Fiber optics are currently being installed for synchronization of the traffic signals.

§       Intelligent Transportation System

·       A joint project with Maricopa County and Peoria.

·       Fiber optic interconnection of signal lights.

·       Cameras.

·       Dynamic message signs.

·       Initially the traffic control center will be in City Hall and relocated to the Public Safety Building.

§       Installing additional right-turn lanes (Spring and Summer 2006).

·       R. H. Johnson Boulevard

·       Grand Avenu

·       Other various locations both east and west bound.

§       Resurfacing Bell Road (Spring and Summer 2006).

·       Avenue of the Arts to the Beardsley Canal (completed in two phases).

§       Renovating median landscaping and upgrading street lights (Fall 2006 and Summer 2007).

·       Lighting (Lanterns, Liability, The Look)

§       Traffic signals.

·       Eastham Parkway (Spring 2006).

·       Mountain Vista Boulevard (Spring 2006).

·       Coyote Lakes Parkway modifications (Summer 2006).

·       Sarival Avenue.

 

Building a Better Bell is not a cure-all for the congestion.  Improvements will help traffic flow. 

 

 

                          CONSIDERATION AND ACTION TO HOLD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION:                         

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3), the Planning and Zoning Commission may go into executive session with the City Attorney for legal advice on any item listed on the agenda.

 

There was no request made to call for an executive session.

 

                                                                 ADJOURNMENT:                                                                

 

Hearing no further business, Chairman Senft adjourned the Planning and Zoning Commission workshop meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at 6:49 p.m.

 

 

 

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  Scott R. Chesney, Planning Manager

  for LaTonya Finch, Director

  Community Development Department

 

 

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Chairman Ken Senft

Planning and Zoning Commission