Category Archives: Minutes

Meeting Minutes February 2, 2017

Minutes for CVNA Quarterly Meeting held February 2, 2017

30 attendees

Primary topic was amendment CP-3B-16 concerning adding three extra streets connecting Oberlin and Daniels.  Also included in the proposal is a re-routing of the Peace-Clark intersection. City’s homepage for small area plan and planning document. The amendment will be discussed at the next Planning Commission meeting on February 7.

Laurent de Comarmond presented the plans overall for the Hillsborough small area plan.  It is a 142 page document that included over 2 years of work by a planning committee.  CVNA area members who worked with the committee were Will Allen, Chris Babson and Laurent.

Of interest in the document to many attendees was the cost of each cut-through.

  • Oberlin – Wade (next to Oberlin Court and the cemetary) ~$700k
  • Oberlin – Sutton ~$700k
  • Oberlin – Graham ~$700k
  • Adding a signal at Daniels and Wade ~$300k

Ben Taylor presented the meeting with detailed aerial views of our neighborhood and offered suggestions on the feasibility of each cut-through.

  • Oberlin -Wade, upgrade a tight alley to a street, very unlikely
  • Oberlin – Sutton, condos being constructed make this virtually impossible
  • Oberlin – Graham, perhaps the easiest but politically very unpalatable, due to taking property from CV condos.

Many attendees had questions and discussion points to make such as

  • Why are they planning things that probably can’t be built?
  • The purpose of the February 7 planning meeting is to add the given changes to the small area plan
  • If the purpose is access for our neighborhood, why do they want to dump more traffic onto Oberlin which is overloaded.
  • Many residents see this more as a feeder of traffic to the neighborhood

The reasons discussed why these new streets are good were

  • Connectivity.  More options for traffic means less traffic on each street
  • The city seems reluctant to do anything about the Daniels-Wade intersection
  • CVN gains better bike and walking access to Oberlin

A vote was taken to present our groups opinion on adding the amendment to the small area plane:

  • 1 attendee voted in favor
  • 29 attendees voted against.

Representatives planning to attend the next Planning Commission meeting where the amendment may or may not be adopted are

  • Will Allen
  • Beverley Clark
  • Banks Talley
  • Matt Craig

All concerned CVNA members are encouraged to attend if they wish.

Meeting Minutes Feb 16 2016

Minutes for CVNA Quarterly Meeting held February 16, 2016

23 attendees

Banks plans to schedule the whole year’s meeting and post them all, so that everyone can plan ahead.

Introduction of the Chapmans, remodeling in CV and moving in from Cameron Park. And welcome of other new neighbors.

Treasurer’s report not available, yet. Must get it from the previous CVNA officers and email it out.

It is proposed that we bring food and beverage to the meeting as it occurs near dinner time for many. May affect meeting location depending on what the library allows.

Six Woodburn residents in attendance grilled Banks for all the sidewalk information he had. Our very helpful contact with the city regarding Woodburn sidewalks is Cardis Thompson, (919) 996 4055,
Mid-April there is a public meeting about the sidewalks. Planned completion is summer of 2017.

A suggestion is made that we contact the 616 Oberlin construction manager about managing their parking and traffic better. Much of it is using Daniels, whereas the conditions should have stated that was to be avoided.

During an “Open Forum” neighbors brought up concerns including

  • Employment Security Commission building redevelopment
  • left turns from Woodburn to Wade
  • Thru trucks using Woodburn from Smallwood to Wade
  • Speed bumps on Woodburn
  • Smallwood and Smedes has people parking close to the corner. There should be yellow paint on the curbs.
  • The rental next to Richard and Anne is a nuisance (loud)
  • If the ESC building does get sold, we need a plan to suggest to the city for fixing Wade+St Marys+Daniels intersection
  • 616 should use their own parking deck for parking, not all of Daniels
  • Four-way stops to slow down traffic
  • When we talk of CVNA “homeowners”, Bellwood condos are implicit in that phrase, too
  • The east-bound Wade exit onto Daniels needs better yield signage
  • CVNA needs a garden club/plan exchange
  • Our neighborhood should have a nice, welcoming CV neighborhood sign and a minipark in the triangle of grass at Smallwood+Cameron+Bellwood