March 19, 2009
County Administrative Services,
The Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association (LMPOA) requests that Yavapai County apply for a Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant in order to alleviate an unsafe situation for pedestrians, bicycle riders, motor vehicle drivers, and other users on Sycamore Bridge and on Lake Montezuma Avenue north of the bridge. We will provide the 5.7% match for a project costing up to $200,000. We would like to write a letter of support for this project and are certain that there will be letters of support from other organizations in the Beaver Creek area as well as from individuals. Verna Shafer, President of the Beaver Creek Garden Club, would like to give her support in person. In addition, resolving this dangerous situation received strong support in our community survey that was completed in November of 2008. A statement of the safety issues and possible solutions follows.
Solutions: Build a pedestrian bridge near
LMPOA is prepared to help with the public participation in this project by scheduling the meeting place, likely to be the
We are certain that Yavapai County Public Works can engineer a desirable solution for our issues and hope that this project will be one that will fully utilize the talents and creativity of this fine Yavapai County Department.
The TE grant with our match appears to us to provide the most cost effective and timely source of funding. We hope that you will approve the application for this grant.
Janet Aniol, Vice President
For LMPOA Board of Directors
Phil Bourdon, Public Works Director
Mike Willett, Public Works Asst. Director of Engineering
Chris Bridges, Public Works Transportation Planner
Verl Cook, Verde Area Road Superintendent
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