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TROY — Troy City Council’s Streets and Sidewalks Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 10 at City Hall to provide a recommendation to Council regarding authorizing bidding for the Troy-Urbana Road/Troy-Piqua Road/North Market Street intersection realignment.


The cost of the project is not to exceed $780,300, cost partially offset by an OWPC grant in the amount of $350,000.


The project will move the intersection north to make it closer to a 90 degree angle. According to the committee notes, it is expected that the intersection would align with the entrance to the Staunton Grange.


Adams Street Improvements


The committee will also discuss a recommendation to Council regarding authorizing bidding for the Adam Street Improvements Phase 2, cost not to exceed $555,000, funded by balance of the Adams Street Bridge permissive tax revenues.


According to the committee notes, the scope of this work includes safety and aesthetic enhancements to the entrances at the Hobart Arena and Community Park, paving Adams Street from the north bridge deck to Staunton Road and lighting enhancements in the same area, replacing the Hobart Arena sign, and bike path repairs due to the roadway construction.


A more detailed breakdown of the project elements and estimated costs are: Signs and Striping - $7,360; Bike Path- $10,020; Storm Sewer Modifications - $24,020; General Construction -$68, 405; New Sidewalk and Curb - $70,380; Asphalt/planing - $77,591; Decorative Wall - $78,555; New Lights/Underground Electric - $167,832; and Allowance for Hobart sign - $50,837.


The general construction work includes removal of sidewalks, parking block moving, some excavation and fill, seeding and


mulching, maintaining traffic, etc.


The plans were reviewed by the Board of Park Commissioners at the Board’s June 3 meeting, and the placement of the new


wall on park property was approved. The plans have also been reviewed by the Hobart Arena staff.


This project is funded through the balance of the Adams Street Bridge Permissive Tax monies, which fund has a balance of


$563,830. This project was budgeted in the amount of $534,000 in the Capital Improvement {Fund 441) budget. There is a


sufficient fund balance to fund the project estimate, although a reappropriation could be required prior to year end as the estimate exceeds the budgeted amount.


AMENDING TEMPORARY SIGNS AND VEHICLES ON THE STREET FOR SALE


Following the Streets and Sidewalks Committee, the Law and Ordinance Committee will meet to provide a recommendation to Council regarding amending Ordinance sections related to temporary signs and vehicles on the street advertised for sale.


City Staff has also proposed amendments that do not require the consideration of the Planning Commission that that seemed appropriate to submit for Council consideration at the same time. These amendments are: Regarding the Sign Code- Temporary Signs:


Section 7 49.14 regulates temporary signs for the industrial and commercial zoning districts. Temporary signs are not permitted in residential districts. Due to aesthetic and safety reasons, staff is proposing that freestanding temporary signs be eliminated from the Sign Code and that all temporary signs will be required to be attached to a building or structure. This can be accomplished by adding a sentence to the end of Section 749.14 to read: 11AII temporary signs shall be attached to a building and conform to the following conditions”.


In addition, eliminate Section (d) of Chapter 7491.14, which reads: Setback. The minimum set back for all freestanding temporary signs shall be 10 feet from the public right of way unless otherwise specifically stated within this Sign Code. No temporary sign shall violate the visual obstruction requirements set forth elsewhere in this chapter.”


Codified Ordinances Regarding Vehicles on the Street Advertised for Sale:


There are a large number of vehicles that are being parked on the street and advertised as “For


Sale”. While a vehicle parked on the street is legal being the principal purpose of a vehicle, using the street for advertising a vehicle for sale is not and has not been enforced as such. To enforce not having “for sale” vehicles parked on the street, the Law Director has recommended that Section 351.06, which discusses the selling, washing, or repairing of vehicles upon the public right-of-way, be amended for clarification by adding the following sentence to the end of Section 351.06:


“When the vehicle is not in motion and the vehicle is advertised for sale, being washed, greased, or repaired, the principal purpose of the vehicle has become that activity and no longer holds transportation as the principal purpose.”

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