The Norfolk City Council is hoping to influence the Nebraska Section of Transportation of the want for yellow targeted visitors warning lights that the targeted traffic signal forward is about to switch purple at a couple of fast paced intersections on Freeway 81, which is 13th Street as a result of Norfolk.
The matter came up Tuesday through the public remark session at the stop of the council conference. Community remark periods are held periodically in which citizens may perhaps present their reviews.
A Madison citizen manufactured the recommendation, expressing the yellow flashing light-weight coming into Norfolk headed north in excess of the viaduct, identical to what requires place on Highway 81 south of the viaduct, is required.
The yellow flashing light offers truckers and others a warning, which seemed to enable crimson mild runners quit the other way.
The citizen stated 3 occasions in the previous 6 months, he has found vans coming down the viaduct likely north with their momentum and they go by means of the intersection with Omaha Avenue, like a cattle truck at about 40 mph.
“I was just hoping that someone from the east was not going to pull out in entrance of him,” the gentleman said. “I feel this is very important simply because I don’t consider it is a matter of if (a fatal crash) is going to transpire, but when.”
Steven Rames, the city engineer, reported he agrees the yellow gentle would be successful. Rames and council customers explained this subject matter will come up periodically.
“We have taken that conversation to the Nebraska Office of Transportation,” Rames said. “They’ve indicated it can perform, and vice versa, exactly where it can speed up visitors as the truckers will truly raise pace as a matter of striving to make that light-weight.”
Rames explained the conversation has not absent absent, and the metropolis is carrying out what it can.
City officials and council users said they would look at other means as very well to get targeted visitors to slow down coming off the viaduct.
Mayor Josh Moenning said that for the reason that 13th Street, also recognised as Johnny Carson Boulevard, is component of the state freeway method, at bare minimum the metropolis would need the state’s Okay for all those warning lights.
Moenning and Rames said they also believe that getting input from citizens could enable to get those lights set up.
Council member Rob Merrill stated it may well be time to have the council move a resolution urging the yellow light-weight. Council member Shane Clausen mentioned he agrees, but he also may well like to have 13th Street and Benjamin Avenue bundled.
Through a public comment session very last December, a citizen spoke about the threat of people today running yellow lights on the northern portion of 13th Avenue, like on Benjamin Avenue.
The Norfolk City Council fulfilled Tuesday evening at the Norfolk Town Council chambers.
Council customers present: Mayor Josh Moenning, council president Rob Merrill, Kory Hildebrand, Gary L. Jackson, Corey Granquist, Frank Arens, Andrew McCarthy, Thad Murren and Shane Clausen.
Council member absent: None.
Assembly lasted: 40 minutes, in addition to a 5:15 p.m. meeting of the Group Progress Agency.
Many others in attendance: Town staff members, about 10 media associates, a few and 5 from the general public.
— Performed a community hearing to obtain a report on findings and solutions from the economic progress citizen advisory review committee as required by statute. Randy Gates, Norfolk finance officer, said citizens serving on the committee are Cindy Morrow, Brandon Working day, Aaron Otten, Jan Einspahr and Kathie Indicates. Gates serves as an ex officio, non-voting member. The committee satisfied on June 2 and located that the city’s financial improvement method is working in compliance with the finances and the voter-accepted economic improvement prepare. No one from the general public commented.
— Permitted a resolution for the preliminary prepared progress on assets usually located straight away northwest of Legacy Bend Sixth Addition at the ask for of Innate Improvement.
— Accepted the next reading of an ordinance annexing a tract of land commonly located about just one-fourth of a mile east of North 37th Road and south of West Eisenhower Avenue. The ordinance passed on 1st examining June 6.
— Approved the second reading through of an ordinance annexing a tract of land typically found promptly west of component of Walters’ East Knolls 13th Addition. The ordinance passed on first looking at June 6.
— Heard Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning challenge a proclamation for June as Nationwide League of Metropolitan areas Small Towns Thirty day period.
— Approved the keno report for May possibly.
— Approved the mayor’s appointment of Chad Bryant to the Norfolk Organizing Fee to finish the time period, ending February 2025, of Melissa Figueroa.
— Approved the mayor’s appointment of Trentee Bush to provide a three-12 months time period on the tree advisory board, beginning July 2022.
— Authorized the mayor’s appointment of Lonn Atwood to serve the remainder of board member Tim Haley’s expression on the tree advisory board expiring September 2022.
— Authorised an assignment of agreement to occupy county road ideal-of-way between Elkhorn Rural Community Electric power District and the city.
— Authorised forwarding no suggestion to the Nebraska Liquor Manage Commission on the manager application of Kelsey K. Cole in relationship with the Course C liquor license of VFW 1644, 316 W. Braasch Ave.
— Accepted a distinctive specified liquor license asked for by Norfolk Panther Booster Club, a nonprofit firm, to provide beer, wine and distilled spirits at the Norfolk Armory, 817 S. Initial St., from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. for a fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 19.
— Authorised an settlement with Fatt Sunnie Studios and Significant Bang Boom to near a part of Magnet Push right away west of North Victory Street for the intent of filming a scene for a community film occasion, which includes the use of pyrotechnics and town emergency cars and personnel, on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, (with a rain date of July 16-17).
— Permitted an agreement with The Zone Afterschool Program, letting the use of a part of Central Park to maintain a Rock the Block occasion, together with but not restricted to carnival online games, new music provided by a DJ, raffles and marketing food items on Saturday, Aug. 6.
— Accepted an agreement with Lutheran Large Faculty Association of Northeast Nebraska, permitting the use of the football industry in Veterans Memorial Park for football video games, scrimmages and techniques by way of June 30, 2023.
— Approved an agreement with Christ Lutheran Church of Norfolk (also regarded as Christ Lutheran College), to maintain a cross state meet up with in Skyview Park on Saturday, Sept. 10.