Staff recommends placement of NO PARKING signage designating the day and time frame that neighborhood streets will be swept.
This is a future agenda item requested by Mayor Lander. The intent is to notify the residents by means of a neighborhood sign when their street is scheduled to be swept by the street sweeper.
The street sweeper program is currently at full capacity. Each additional area of town added to the sweep schedule results in the need for overtime work, typically on Friday and sometimes Saturday, in order to sweep all city streets once a week. Alleys are also swept every two weeks.
The efficiency of the street sweeping does have room for improvement. If fewer cars were parked on the road when the street sweeper arrives then the sweeper may move at a faster pace rather than maneuvering in and out between parked cars. This change along with others being proposed may delay the need for a second street sweeper for several years depending on the growth of the city.
Other measures will be taken as well. One idea is to have staging areas where the street sweeper can unload leaves for example and continue on sweeping. Other vehicles will be used to collect the leaves and take them to the disposal area.
Place signs that only tell residents the day their street will be swept without the NO PARKING component. Staff does not recommend this as the program needs to operate more efficiently to delay more costly options such as adding a second street sweeper.
V. FISCAL IMPACT:
The estimate is approximately $300 per sign. This cost will be taken out of the Gas Tax Fund for FY 2019/2020. This will have no fiscal impact on the General Fund.