Council OKs signal lights for 20th, APD 40 ramps
by By DAVID DAVIS Managing Editor
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The Cleveland City Council approved an agreement with TDOT for traffic signals at the northbound ramps at 20th Street N.E. and APD 40 (S.R. 60) near Ralph Buckner Funeral Home.

The agreement did not stipulate when or how much the installation would cost. It will be the city’s responsibility to maintain the signals.

Concerning another transportation matter, City Manager Janice Casteel said TDOT will partner 50-50 with the city for lighting the interchange across APD 40. The new interchange will be located about halfway between U.S. Highway 11 South and Exit 20 on Interstate 75.

TDOT estimates the cost of design at $50,000 and $400,000 for construction.

“We know we’ll want it to be lit, because it will take folks to our industrial park,” Casteel said. “These are just rough estimates.”

She said funds from the metropolitan planning organization can be used for the city’s share. TDOT just wanted to be sure the City Council was willing to light the intersection before more money is spend for a detailed estimate.

Councilman David May said, “It has to be lit, and it will be cheaper now than it would be after the interchange is completed.”

In addition, Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland asked Casteel to make sure all of the intersections, especially in the center city, have handicap ramps that are flush with the streets and curbs.

Ordinance 2013-41 amends Title 15, Chapter 7, Section 15-707(c) of the Municipal Code relating to immobilization of motor vehicles for multiple parking violations.

Under the revision, boots could be placed on vehicles parked overtime if the owner of the vehicle has three delinquent parking citations on any vehicle. Booted vehicles that remain longer than 24 hours may be towed and a hold will be placed on the vehicle until such time as all fines and towing costs are resolved. It is the owner's responsibility to pay all costs associated with towing.

The Council approved the following agenda items:

- Ordinance 2013-42 to abandon a portion of West Lake Drive beginning at the southernmost intersection of driveway to the property of Alex and Shannon Williams located at 2055 West Lake Drive to the dead end of South Lake Drive.

- Ordinance 2013-43 rezoned 4.3 acres located along North Lee Highway and King Den Drive from Rural Agriculture (RA) to Commercial Highway (CH).

The Council denied Resolution 2013-83 concerning the Plan of Services for the annexation of 64.4 acres located on Freewill Road, including Prospect Apartments and a section of I-75 right of way and Ordinance 2013-44 to annex the property.

The owner of Prospect Apartments requested annexation because of an inadequate septic system, as required by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

The problem was resolved when Bradley County Schools allowed the owner of the apartments to tie into the sewer system at Prospect Elementary School.

On another topic related to sewer service, lots and parcels outside the city limits are now eligible for sewer connections where service is already available. Council members approved Resolution 2013-82 Monday by a unanimous vote.

Subdivisions and the parcels included within the scope of the resolution are:

- Anatole Point in Anatole Subdivision located off North Lee Highway;

- Autumn Drive/Summer Breeze Circle (Paragon Hills Subdivision) located off Michigan Avenue Road;

- Bellingham Subdivision located on Urbane Road;

- Chestnut Oak Subdivision (also known as the Farm Subdivision) located off Old Chattanooga Pike;

- Eagle Creek Subdivision located off Mouse Creek Road;

- Horse Creek Farms Subdivision located off Mouse Creek Road;

- Lonetree Estates Subdivision located off Urbane Road/Tillie Drive;

- Maple Glen Subdivision (formerly Silver Maple Subdivision) located off Fairway Drive S.W.;

- North Creek Subdivision located off Mouse Creek Road;

- Philippi Baptist Church parcel located on Harrison Pike;

- Silver Springs Subdivision located off Old Freewill Road;

- Southgate Hills Subdivision located off South Lee Highway;

- The Orchard Subdivision located off Westland Drive.