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File #: 18-099D    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/5/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/17/2018 Final action:
Title: Select a funding level for City participation regarding a replacement fence along the north side of 95th Street
Attachments: 1. 95th Street Roadway Widening Exhibit, 2. US Dept. of Transportation position on noise study

Select a funding level for City participation regarding a replacement fence along the north side of 95th Street

DEPARTMENT: Transportation, Engineering and Development

SUBMITTED BY: William J. Novack, Director of TED/City Engineer


Resident Doreen Swindall presented the City Council with a proposal for a ten-foot-high wooden fence for the six residents on the north side of 95th Street from west of the Springbrook Tributary No. 2 Creek to Gateshead Drive. The cost of the proposal she obtained was $52,260. At the May 16, 2018 City Council meeting a straw poll was taken regarding City cost participation at any level. The majority of the members of the City Council supported some level of cost participation. The purpose of this agenda item is to determine the level of City cost participation.

Option 1: Three Way Cost Split Between the City, Will County and the Residents
Will County has been a good partner on this project, and has even been involved in the meetings with the residents requesting the noise wall and fence at this location. This option would be an even split between the three parties. As of this time, Will County still has not committed to being a funding partner on this fence replacement, so any support of this option will be contingent on Will County concurrence of being a financial partner.

Option 2: Even Cost Split Between the City and the Residents
The City installed an eight-foot-high fence when the road was widened from two to four lanes in 1995. The benefitting residents have always had to maintain/replace the fences the City put in. To provide some equity between the 95th Street residents and other residents who must maintain their fences at their sole cost, an even cost split between the City and the residents is proposed.

Option 3: Full City Participation
This is the option that was presented by Mrs. Swindall at previ...

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