City Council approves acceptance of small parcel from the San Gabriel Trench project

The following is a wrap-up of the July 2 City Council. You may view the complete agenda here as well as a video of the meeting here.

City Council approves acceptance of small parcel from the San Gabriel Trench project

In a unanimous vote, the City Council voted to accept a small parcel of land from the San Gabriel Trench project. As part of the completion of the San Gabriel Trench project, the City is required to accept all permanent tie-back easement interests at the completion of the project. For some background information, a tie-back easement is an underground anchor that can support a structure whereas an easement allows an organization to utilize a portion of land without owning it. The San Gabriel Trench project utilizes both as part of its main structure.

As part of the agreement, the City will accept all permanent tie-back easements as well as the fee interest in two remaining parcels of vacant land.

City Council approves new Crime Prevention Video production proposal

In a unanimous vote, the City Council approved a proposal from the San Gabriel Police Department to produce a community outreach and crime prevention video that would highlight the department’s community engagement programs.

The video would be produced using funds from the department’s asset forfeitures at a cost of $23,500 from WebEdge. WebEdge is an official component of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

City Council reviews proposed Citywide speed hump policy

Back in 2018, residents of Country Club Drive between Hermosa Drive and Roses Road requested that the City install traffic calming speed humps on their street to slow down traffic and to discourage cut-through traffic between Del Mar Avenue and Las Tunas Drive. Due to performance concerns and a lack of budgeted funds, the Public Works Department has not installed speed humps. As an alternative, Country Club Drive residents have offered to pay for the installation of speed humps and have requested that the City consider a new speed hump policy.

Compared to speed bumps which are narrower and far more abrupt, speed humps span from 12 feet to 14 feet with a maximum height of 3.5 inches. They may reduce traffic speeds and volume by up to 25%. Speed humps may also produce higher noise levels with added maintenance costs alongside increased traffic volume on adjacent streets.

Overall, staff from Public Works estimates that a speed hump will cost $5,000 to $7,500 per installation, including staff time, special studies, construction and construction inspection. Ongoing maintenance costs are estimated at an additional $500 per hump per year, which the City will incorporate as part of its operating costs.

Upon receiving the report, the City Council provided direction for the policy for a final review at a later date.

Video

Timestamp:

00:00:56 – Item 1 (Approval of Agenda Order)
00:01:12 – Item 2 (Presentations)
00:42:46 – Item 3 (Public Comment)
00:49:10 – Item 4 (Consent Calendar)
01:08:37 – Item 5 (Public Hearing)
01:08:30 – Item 6 (New Business)
02:08:40 – Item 7 (Public Comment)
02:09:16 – Item 8 (City Manager’s Report)
02:09:28 – Item 9 (Council Comments and Conference/Meeting Reports)