council votes 3-2 to approve cul-de-sac on 200 West
By Taylor Scott
February 16, 2006| PROVIDENCE - The City Council came
to a resolution, after several hours of discussion Tuesday
night, on their intentions for improvement of traffic
conditions on 100 South from 200 West to Highway 165.
Council members Stacie Gomm and Ron Liechty led a
task force assigned to brainstorm ideas for what to
do with the traffic concerns on 100 South. "The goal
of the task force was to come to a compromise," Gomm
said, adding, however, the task force could not come
up with a recommendation.
The council was presented with four options: the first
a through street, second a "T" street, third a cul-de-sac,
or finally to make no resolution whatsoever.
Reese Peterson, a representative for the residents
on 100 South, said the homeowners would not accept any
other solutions than to either make a cul-de-sac or
to make no resolution at all. Peterson said if the council
would not accept either of these recommendations the
homeowners would be contacting the proper legal channels.
After a long discussion between the council members
and with comments from the homeowners, the mayor began
to call for motions by the council to come to final
resolutions. Only after many stalemates and motions
failing to pass did the council with a vote of 3-2 votes
in favor of a cul-de-sac to be put on the donated property
of Peterson and Mark Thompson near the end of 200 West.
Council members Deon Johnson, Kathy Baker, and Trent
Rasmussen voted in favor while Stacie Gomm and Ron Liechty
Details as to when the construction will begin and
how much it will cost will be presented at a later date.