|City Council Meeting
City of DeBary
Subject: E. Highbanks Sidewalk Feasibility Study
From: Matt Boerger, Growth Management
Meeting/Hearing Date: December 7, 2016
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On May 4th 2014, the City Council directed staff to submit an application for the Highbanks Sidewalk Feasibility Study and the City Manager to budget a 10% local match. On November 2nd 2016 the Volusia County Transportation Planning Organization approved the funding of the study, submitted by the DeBary Planning Department, requesting a study for a sidewalk on E. Highbanks Road. The total cost of the feasibility study is $21,885.00 whereas the City's 10% match is $2,188.50.
The study will examine approximately 3,200 linear feet of sidewalk, on the north side of East Highbanks Road, and extending from Simcoe Street to Enterprise Road. Please see Exhibit A, Highbanks Sidewalk Map. Additionally, The study will identify connectivity to schools and places of interest, right of way availability, infrastructure requirements, and a possible north/south crossing. DeBary Planning and Development staff will provide for a community meeting to gather valuable input from residents, and incorporate their findings into the study.
The study shall include project coordination meetings, where stakholders will provide input. Next the consultant shall collect data on details such as utilities, landscaping, roadway characteristics, and environmental impacts. The result of the study shall provide the City with cost estimates for up to two cenpact alternatives. Please see attached, Scope.
Feasibility Studies and Project Implementation require a 10% local match. In February 2017 the TPO annual call for projects shall allow staff to submit an application for Project Implementation.
The East Highbanks Sidewalk Community Meeting shall be held on January 11th 2017. The meeting is open to the public and participation is encouraged. A survey of interest for the sidewalk and related issues shall be performed and compiled. Please see attached, Survey. Interested parties may complete the survey and return it to the City Planning Department.
The study and community meeting is anticipated to be completed in the spring of 2017.
City Council Action:
( ) Approved As Recommended
( ) Approved With Modification
( ) Disapproved
( ) Continued Date:
( ) Other