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August 6, 2012: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee will meet on Monday, August 6, 2012 immediately following the Legislative Committee Meeting to discuss the traffic count study.
Charles A. LoPresti, Chairman
Safety Committee
August 6, 2012: Safety Committee

The Safety Committee met on Monday, August 6, 2012, in the Conference Room at Lyndhurst Municipal Center. Present at the meeting were Safety Committee Members Schlessel and Ward and Chairman LoPresti. Also present were Councilman Frye, Marko, Gambatese and Packard, Chief Porrello, Law Director Murphy and Mayor Cicero. The Meeting was called to order at 7:41pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the results of Traffic Count Study (the "Study") conducted by TMS Engineers regarding the intersection of Brainard Road and Alberta Drive.
TMS Engineers concluded that is was their opinion that "this location does not have enough vehicular volume to meet one of the warrants from the Ohio Manual Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD)." They based their conclusion on data they collected that showed that the highest volume exiting onto Brainard Road was only approximately 46 vehicles, the majority of which turned right. In order to have met one of the volume warrants from the OMUTCD, "a volume of 75 vehicles needed to have been sustained for each of 8 hours of the day or 115 vehicles for each of 4 hours of the day."
Regardless of the results of the Study, the Safety Committee recognized that a problem still exists at the Brainard Road/Alberta Drive intersection, and that other remedies also exist. Therefore, a Motion was raised by Mr. Ward and seconded by Mr. Schlessel, for the Safety Committee to recommend to Council, that a request be made to Mayor Cicero, Chief Porrello, Lt. Strasshofer and to City Engineer Filarski that alternative suggestions be presented to Council that will potentially alleviate the aforesaid problem.
No other business was discussed and the joint meeting adjourned at 7:53pm
Charles A. LoPresti
Safety Committee Chairman

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