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12/18/2013 - Ordinance 13-10722-Vacation of Restricted Access along Water Well Road

ORDINANCE NUMBER 13-10722

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE VACATION OF A THIRTY FOOT (30’) SEGMENT OF THE PLATTED RESTRICTED ACCESS ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF WATER WELL ROAD ABUTTING LOT ONE (1), BLOCK THREE (3) IN THE AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL CENTER SUBDIVISION OF THE CITY OF SALINA, SALINE COUNTY, KANSAS.

BE IT ORDAINED by the Governing Body of the City of Salina, Kansas:

Section 1.  Petition and Public Hearing.  That on December 9, 2013 the governing body conducted a public hearing (“Public Hearing”) on the petition filed by Lee Young on behalf of the Salina Vortex Corp. (“Petitioner”) requesting the vacation of thirty (30) feet of the platted restricted access along the north side of Water Well Road, beginning at a point six hundred fifty-five  (655’) east of the east right-of-way line of Scanlan Avenue and ending at a point four hundred eight-six feet (486’) west of the west edge of the west right-of-way line of Centennial Road, for the purpose of constructing a driveway opening on Water Well Road to serve Salina Vortex Corp.’s manufacturing facility.

Section 2.  Findings.  That the governing body finds from the evidence presented in relation to the requested access drive:

1). Water Well Road is classified as a minor arterial street with a relatively low traffic volume of 2,200 vehicles per day.  Because of the presence of the airport runway and rural land to the west it is unlikely to experience a large increase in traffic volumes in the future.

2). There is almost ¼ of a mile of spacing between the Centennial Road and Scanlan Avenue intersections and the Access Management Manual published by the Transportation Research Board recommends a 1/8 of a mile spacing between intersections on minor arterials.  The driveway opening requested by Salina Vortex is well placed and centered between the two street intersections and also complies with the recommended access spacing (500 ft. at 55 mph and 365 ft. at 45 mph) in the KDOT Access Management Policy Manual. 

3). The proposed driveway entrance/exit location would be outside the area of influence of the Scanlan Avenue-Water Well Road and Centennial Road-Water Well Road intersections if the speed limit on Water Well Road is reduced to 45 mph.

4). Salina Vortex is a manufacturing use and not a retail commercial use and use of the proposed driveway would be minimal except at shift changes.

5). Based on the design and layout of the Salina Vortex site, the requested driveway would not be used by truck traffic entering or leaving the site.

6). The Salina Vortex employee parking lot is essentially a 900 sq. ft. long cul-de-sac and a parking area of that length (900 ft.) and that capacity (184 spaces) should have a second outlet for public safety reasons.

7). Restricted access will remain in place along the remaining Water Well Road frontage of Lots 1 and 2.

Section 3.  Conclusions.  That on the basis of those findings and conditions, the governing body concludes that:

(A) Due and legal notice has been given by publication as required by law;

(B) No private rights will be injured or endangered by the requested vacation of restricted access;

(C) The public will suffer no loss or inconvenience thereby ; and

(D) In justice to the Petitioner, the prayer of the Petitioner ought to be granted.

Section 4.  Recording.  That for the purpose of recording this ordinance with the office of the Saline County Register of Deeds, this vacation of a segment of platted restricted access relates to that tract of real property described as Lot One (1), Block Three (3) in the Airport Industrial Center Subdivision to the City of Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

Section 5.  Effective Date.  That this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication by summary once in the official city newspaper.

Ordinance No. 13-10722 Summary

On December 16, 2013 the City of Salina, Kansas passed Ordinance No. 13-10722.  The ordinance approves a thirty foot (30’) break in the restricted access along the north side of Water Well Road to allow a driveway entrance into Salina Vortex’s manufacturing facility at 1725 Vortex Avenue. This summary is certified by the City Attorney.
       Introduced:  December 9, 2013
       Passed:  December 16, 2013
(SEAL)
ATTEST:      
Barbara V. Shirley, Mayor

Lieu Ann Elsey, CMC, City Clerk