Tusayan council continues crosswalk discussions
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - At the Nov. 19 town council meeting, Traffic and Parking Control Operations (TAPCO) outside sales representative Dave Donovan presented blinker signs as an option for Tusayan to consider in their pursuit of crosswalk safety.
The signs are Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) approved for safety. The signs will first be tried at two of the seven crosswalks in Tusayan. If the signs prove to provide increased safety for pedestrians, the council will consider installing them at other crosswalks.
Donovan said the blinker lights are operated by a push button activating blinking LED lights to warn drivers of pedestrians in the crosswalk. Donovan offered the product to the council at a discounted cost of $8,000, plus tax, per crosswalk. The council forwarded the information to ADOT and awaits further approval.
Other items on the council's agenda included the installation of the sign at the sports complex. The sign was installed by the city and lists rules and regulations for the complex's usage.
Tusayan's new vice mayor, Craig Sanderson, took the oath of office during the meeting. Sanderson currently serves on the town council and will serve a two year term as vice mayor.
Council also discussed Proposition 407, which voters approved in the Nov. 4 general election. The proposition allows Tusayan's citizens to vote for the mayor directly, instead of allowing members of town council to choose one member to serve as the mayor. The council and Town Manager Will Wright will continue talks with the town attorney to determine the appropriate and lawful steps required in implementing the proposition.
The council reviewed the sewer system report from Woodson Engineering concerning the school and park sewer extension improvement plan. The council asked for a special workshop to be held on Dec. 3 at 5 p.m., for further clarifications on the report.
In addition the council reviewed the Northern Arizona's Council of Governments (NACOG) economic development district's goals and priorities list for 2015. The district sponsors Economic Development Administration (EDA) funding that is used for projects submitted to them by towns and cities around northern Arizona.
The council moved to apply for funding for two projects: the increase in broadband capacity and a future trail and recreation system for the town.
The block grants from the EDA are eligible for each town on the list every five years.
The council returned the application requesting the funding and awaits further information from NACOG.
Tusayan's next town council meeting is Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. at Tusyan City Hall, 845 Mustang Drive Tusayan, Arizona,
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