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September 10, 2013

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NORMAN —

City staff supports IQC proposals to add a center median, colorized bike lanes and other amenities for safety and aesthetic improvements to the Lindsey Street project. Discussions are ongoing.

On Monday evening, the Bicycle Advisory Committee voted to support the city of Norman’s original plans for four lanes of traffic with bicycle lanes on Lindsey from Wylie Road to Berry Road.

The BAC also is supporting on-road bike lanes to continue on Lindsey east of Berry.

In other city business, two donations of $300 each for the Norman Animal Shelter are on the consent agenda for approval tonight. These private donations would honor the memory of Sara Maisano, a past volunteer at the Norman Animal Shelter and daughter of Assistant Police Chief Jim Maisano.

The funds will be used to reinstate the cat porch portion of the design for the Norman Animal Shelter renovation project.

So far, more than $6,000 has been donated in Sara Maisano’s memory to reinstate the cat porch. Additionally, The Forest Group has offered to donate the needed materials to build the project.

Donations can be mailed to: Norman Animal Welfare Center, Norman Police Department, 201-B W. Gray St., Norman, OK 73069. To ensure that the donation is credited to Sara’s project, write “Sara” or “Cat Porch” on the memo line.

During the city council’s 5:30 p.m. non-voting council conference meeting, Freese and Nichols LLC will update council members on the development of a comprehensive transportation plan for Norman.

This plan could be one of the guiding elements for city decision makers as they finalize plans for the West Lindsey Street widening and improvement project.

The plan will include months of subcommittee and staff work as well as multiple public meetings on Norman’s transportation needs.

Joy Hampton

366-3544

jhampton@

normantranscript.com

 

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