City responds to Record reader

Letter to the Editor.

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 4:28am
  • Opinion

As I had said in my last letter (speaking about the medians in

North Bend) that as soon as I had a letter from the city stating that the

medians were not to be built that the signs _ No More Medians _ would

come down.

If they are not all down as I write this letter, they will come down

as soon as we can pick them up.

Enclosed is a letter from the city for which we have permission to

publish.

Thank you, Valley Record, for your Letters to the Editor page. It is

a great community service.

ZARA FRITTS

North Bend

Here is Mr. Messina’s letter to Ms. Fritts dated June 5,

2000:

Dear Ms. Fritts:

I understand from conversations with my staff, that you are

concerned about possible plans to extend the downtown medians east along

North Bend Way. I would like to take this opportunity to address these concerns.

The City of North Bend has no current plans to extend the

medians. In fact, the City has no funding source for such a project at this time. As

you may know, the City was interested in the public’s views on this issue

and therefore purposefully asked a question about extending medians on

the 1999 Community Survey. The results show that 55.9 percent of

respondents did not support extending the medians. Because of these results, it is

the administration’s position that another public process would be conducted

to determine the improvements desired by the community prior to

planning any such projects. However, as previously mentioned, the City

currently has no plans or funding for such street improvements.

Finally, as I understand it, you were basing these concerns on

statements found in the Draft Design Guidelines, dated 3/1/00. My staff

and I have been unable to find any mention of the medians in this

document. However, we would be very interested in learning a page reference from

you if available.

Please let me know if you have any other concerns.

Phil Messina

City Administrator


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