CEDAR FALLS—The Cedar Falls City Council held a short session Monday night that included approval of three ordinances on their third and final considerations.
During a committee of the whole session, council member Frank Darrah proposed a motion to review and discuss the city’s pavement management plans.
“There are parts of community that are developing quicker than others,” Darrah said.
The motion would refer the pavement management plans for review by council members to set goals and discuss possible changes.
The motion passed with members Susan deBuhr and David Wieland voting against it.
The review could make pavement management more politicized, deBuhr said.
“A particular ward could have more influence to try to have roads only done in their ward,” deBuhr said.
The priority for pavement management should be based on engineers’ recommendations, deBuhr said.
“They’re in the know as to what roads are in the worst shape,” deBuhr said.
There were no objections to a proposed 2018 public sidewalk and pedestrian trail improvement project.
“This project is really about fixing some deficient sidewalk and trail that is owned by the city,” said Cedar Falls city engineer John Resler. “There are sections where you have some broken concrete and pedestrian ramps that don’t meet the American with Disabilities Act requirements.”
The bidding for project will open at 2 p.m. June 12.
The project wil cost an estimated $132,430. Funding for the project will be provided by the general obligation bonds and hotel/motel tax funds.
The city passed three ordinances amending definitions in the city code and removing parcels from the Cedar Falls Unified Highway 58 Corridor Urban Renewal area on their third and final readings.
A presentation on Cedar Falls water quality initiatives was given by Sushil Tuladhar, storm water specialist for the city, before the regular meeting.