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Attorney to provide a sample of the deed restriction and further to ask the Planning <br />Director to provide a report on situations in Town that resulted in the need for this policy <br />and whether or not such a deed restriction would help the situation. It was further agreed <br />that the wording in the first policy statement would be changed as follows: second <br />sentence " that it is not used as a `secondary dwelling'." <br />5.1 Review of Policy for Acceptance of Private Roads as Public Roads <br />The City Manager reported that the Town had received several requests from residents <br />on private streets asking that the Town accept their streets as public. At this time staff <br />needed direction from the Council on this issue. There were several options including: <br />1) continue to abide by the current policy for acceptance of dead-end or cul de sac <br />private streets by requiring that proper dedications and street repairs be completed by the <br />residents prior to acceptance of the street by the Town; 2) accept private streets which <br />have been previously dedicated, but rejected by the Town and that have unanimous <br />resident support on the street, without requiring further dedications and repairs to be <br />completed by the residents; 3) accept all private streets as public, whether or not the <br />were previously dedicated, which have full support of the residents on the street, without <br />requiring the necessary street repairs to be accomplished in advance; and 4) some <br />combination of these options. <br />The City Manager addressed the cost issue involved in maintaining the roads. As an <br />example, he referred to Almaden Court which included twenty one properties and was in <br />fairly good condition. To bring this road up to Town standards the cost would be <br />y. approximately $75,000. <br />Council discussed the various options. Hubbard emphasized the cost impact. There was <br />a huge cost to maintaining the roads and no source of revenue to do so. Siegel referred <br />to the need for legal documents. This too was an enormous task and quite expensive and <br />there was always the problem of what to do it one resident refused to make the road <br />public. Councilmembers discussed those streets dedicated but rejected and asked for <br />clarification of why this had occurred. The road standards were also commented on as <br />well as the liability issues. <br />PASSED BY CONSENSUS: Council supported the current policy of acceptance of <br />dead-end or cul de sac private streets by requiring that proper dedications and street <br />repairs be completed by the residents prior to acceptance of the street by the Town; <br />6. NEW BUSINESS <br />7. REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES. SUB -COMMITTEES, AND <br />COUNCILMEMBERS ON OUTSIDE AGENCIES <br />7.1 Report on noise from commercial jet overflights—Councilmember Dauber <br />Council had before them a letter from Marjorie Evans on the issue of increased noise <br />from commercial jets and several historical documents supporting the Town's <br />designation as a noise sensitive area. Ms. Evans also provided a draft of a letter to Mr. <br />May 7, 1997 <br />Regular City Council Meeting <br />