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Highwood's North Avenue One-Way Traffic Pattern Continued Discussion: August 20 -- 6:00 p.m.

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Cassy Murphy

Dear Residents and Businesses of and near North, Palmer and Funston Avenues:

In July, the traffic pattern on North Avenue between Green Bay Road and Funston Avenue was changed from bi-directional to a one-way flow (westbound only). While the immediate purpose of this change was to address concerns with traffic, parking, visibility and public safety stemming from the increased events at Everts Park, this also created an opportunity for City officials to formally evaluate the overall benefits, drawbacks and impacts of this change and determine if it should remain in place permanently.

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The Highwood City Council is scheduled to formally discuss this change once again at their August 20, 2013 Committee of the Whole meeting which will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (2nd Floor), 17 Highwood Avenue. As residents and business owners in the affected area, you are cordially invited to participate in this discussion and provide the City Council your comments, assessment and input with regards to this proposed change. If it is deemed to be in the City's best interest after this review, the Highwood City Council may be in a position to enact the necessary ordinance to make this change permanent during their Regular Council Meeting which begins at 7:30 p.m. that evening.

Your participation in this discussion is welcomed, encouraged and appreciated. If you are unavailable to attend the Committee of the Whole meeting, please feel free to provide written comments in advance so they can be shared with the City Council at the meeting. Comments should be sent to my attention at City Hall or emailed to scott.hartman@cityofhighwood.org.

The August 20 meeting agendas and related materials will be available for download from the City's website, www.cityofhighwood.com, by August 16.

Very truly yours,

Scott Hartman

City Manager

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