Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 162856
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File Number: 162856 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PUBLIC NOTICE PERIOD FOR REMOVAL OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES Introduced: 12/13/2016
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 11A
Notes: SEE 162754, 170098 Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE PUBLIC NOTICE PRIOR TO REMOVAL OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FROM COUNTY ROADS; AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE A REPORT AND PLACE THE REPORT ON AN AGENDA OF THIS BOARD WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 162754]
Indexes: COUNTY ROADS
  TRAFFIC SIGNALS
Sponsors: Daniella Levine Cava, Prime Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Transit and Mobility Services Committee 12/14/2016 2A Substitute Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item 2A Substitute Amended, Legislative File No. 170098.

Office of the Chairperson 12/13/2016 Additions

County Attorney 12/13/2016 Referred Transit and Mobility Services Committee 12/14/2016

County Attorney 12/13/2016 Assigned Debra Herman 12/13/2016

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO DEVELOP A PLAN TO PROVIDE A REASONABLE PUBLIC NOTICE PRIOR TO REMOVAL OF TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES FROM COUNTY ROADS; AND DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE A REPORT AND PLACE THE REPORT ON AN AGENDA OF THIS BOARD WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 162754]

BODY
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County has planning-level responsibility for countywide traffic engineering which includes traffic control devices; and
>>WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation and Public Works adopts the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and associated federal and state precautions, as the standard for traffic control devices; and<<1
WHEREAS, on County roads, in addition to the oversight role, the County also has installation, removal and maintenance responsibilities for traffic control devices including pedestrian crossing lanes, signs and signals; and
WHEREAS, there are times when [[in the professional judgment of the Department of Transportation and Public Works]]>>,as a result of an analysis pursuant to MUTCD and/or associated federal and state regulations<<, a traffic control device should be added or removed from a roadway; and
WHEREAS, many times, even in those cases where the removal of an existing traffic control device is warranted, drivers and pedestrians in the area have become accustomed to the existence of such a traffic control device; and
WHEREAS, providing reasonable public notice prior to a planned removal of such a traffic control device would allow the public, especially pedestrians impacted by the removal of a traffic control device, to plan alternate routes if necessary; and
[[WHEREAS, providing a notice and comment period will allow the public to provide comments and information that may supplement the data relating to the traffic calming device relied on by the Department of Transportation and Public Works; and]]
WHEREAS, the type and amount of public notice [[and the length of the comment period]] need not be the same for every potential removal, but should be reasonable and sufficient to provide notice [[and an opportunity to comment for]]>>to<< the impacted parties, and should be no less than a minimum of [[30]] >>14<< days prior to the removal of any traffic control device unless a shorter period is necessitated by virtue of immediate public safety concerns; and
WHEREAS, the Department of Transportation and Public Works is positioned to analyze such removals, and to recommend the type and amount of public notice reasonably required in each circumstance,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that:
Section 1. The foregoing recitals are adopted and incorporated herein.
Section 2. This Board directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to develop a plan to provide a reasonable public notice [[and comment]] period prior to removal of traffic control devices from County roads, which period should be no less than a minimum of [[thirty]]>>14<< days prior to the removal of any traffic control device unless a shorter period is necessitated by virtue of immediate public safety concerns.
Section 3. This Board directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to provide a report regarding this plan to the Board within 90 days of the effective date of this resolution and place the completed report on an agenda of the Board pursuant to Ordinance No. 14-65.

1 The differences between the substitute and the original item are indicated as follows: Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted, words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< are added.



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