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File #: 19-0152    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Request by City Council to Discuss the Relocation of Signage and Solar Powered Flashing Beacon Appurtenances That Were Recently Installed on the West Side of Highland Avenue at the 18th Street Intersection (Public Works Director Katsouleas). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. Location Map - HSIP Cycle 5 Project, 2. Photos of Installations
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Stephanie Katsouleas, Director of Public Works
Anne McIntosh, Director of Community Development
Erik Zandvliet, City Traffic Engineer
Prem Kumar, City Engineer
Anastasia Seims, Senior Civil Engineer

SUBJECT:Title
Request by City Council to Discuss the Relocation of Signage and Solar Powered Flashing Beacon Appurtenances That Were Recently Installed on the West Side of Highland Avenue at the 18th Street Intersection (Public Works Director Katsouleas).
DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that City Council discuss and provide direction regarding City Council's request to remove or relocate certain signage and solar powered flashing beacon appurtenances on the west side of Highland Avenue at 18th Street to an adjacent existing streetlight pole approximately 4 feet closer to the street.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The cost associated with the flashing beacon appurtenances relocation is not completely known at this time and will require a structural analysis of the existing streetlight pole to determine if it can safely withstand the additional loading of the appurtenances, inclusive of the signage, actuator, flashing beacon, a solar panel, controller and battery storage (see photo in the attachment). The total relocation costs incurred will depend on City Council direction, and could include new conduit from the pole to the pull box, rewiring the connection, repairing the sidewalk, and possible installation of a new streetlight pole. Estimates for this work range from a low of "no-cost" (sign relocation only) to a high of $15,000 for complete pole replacement and sign appurtenances relocation. Available contingency funds are available to partially or fully cover the associated costs depending on the extent of the work completed.

BACKGROUND:
In October 2011, Manhattan B...

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