Saturday, September 13, 2014
Full City Council Considers Approving North Avenue Corridor Plan Sept. 22 after Council Committee Approval Sept 10
The North Avenue Corridor Plan draft approved by the study Advisory Committee advanced with one minor change to the City Council following a unanimous vote by the Council’s Transportation, Energy and Utilities Committee (TEUC) September 10.
The Burlington City Council will consider adoption of the plan at their Monday, September 22nd meeting.
The TEUC, chaired by Max Tracy, Ward 2, vote took place after 19 residents spoke in favor of the Advisory Plan and one resident questioned the need to move the plan which took 15 months to prepare so quickly to adoption. About 40 residents attended the meeting. The hearing and vote was held at the Police Department meeting room and is available on CCTV.
Some amendments were considered by the Committee but eventually withdrawn. The two-and-a-half hour generally quiet meeting and thoughtfully presented comments limited to two minutes each was broken following the Council approval vote by a burst of applause. The one change to the draft plan was to retain a 30 mph speed limit between VT 127 and the Shore Rd./Heineberg Rd. intersection.