WHEREAS, the City has the authority to require developers to mitigate the impact of proposed development on public facilities by requiring developers to provide adequate public facilities;
WHEREAS, the City cannot require a developer to provide more public facility improvements than are reasonably related to the impact of the proposed development;
WHEREAS, the intersection of Cascade Ave. and Rand Rd. is a failing intersection in need of improvements, including a traffic signal;
WHEREAS, many developments impact the Cascade and Rand intersection by adding traffic to it, but do not impact the intersection to the extent the City can require the developer to install all needed improvements to the intersection;
WHEREAS, the attached Cascade Ave/Rand Rd Traffic Signal Cost Share Study provides a fair and proportionate methodology for determining the extent to which a proposed development should participate in the needed improvements to the intersection when the impact does not permit the City to require all needed improvements;
WHEREAS, the City Council finds that the methodology in the attached Cascade Ave/Rand Rd Traffic Signal Cost Share Study is fair and will allow the City to collect sufficient funds in a reasonable time to fund or assist in funding the costs of constructing the needed improvements to the intersection; and
WHEREAS, the City Engineer has the knowledge, education and expertise to apply and implement the Cost Share Study and, therefore, should have authority to amend the Cost Share Study as needed to effectuate and improve implementation, but without making any changes to the methodology.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
1. The Cascade Ave/Rand Rd Traffic Signal Cost Share Study attached to this Resolution is approved and adopted by the City Council and shall apply in accordance with its terms.
2. The City Engineer has the authority to amend the Cost Share Study as needed to effectuate and improve implementation, but without making any changes to the methodology.
Approved by the Hood River City Council the 9th day of March 2009, to take effect immediately.
Arthur Babitz, Mayor
Jennifer McKenzie, City Recorder