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will submit all necessary information relative to his development to the Commission/Board prior to his request for action by the Commission.  The Commission/Board will contact a Professional Engineer in regard to preparing a Traffic Impact Study for the proposed development and obtain the cost associated with the Study.  The Commission/Board will then notify the developer of the cost of the Study and the Developer will submit payment to the Commission / Board for the study.  The Engineer will not be given authority to proceed with the Traffic Impact Study until payment for the study has been received by the Commission/Board.   The Commission/Board will forward the Developer a copy of the Study when received and determine if the Developer wishes to proceed with his development.

If the Developer chooses to provide his own Traffic Impact Study he will be responsible for payment to the Commission/Board to cover the cost of checking the Study by an independent Engineer.  The checking of this study must be paid for and completed prior to consideration by the Commission/Board.

A Professional Engineer, who has specific training in transportation and traffic engineering relating to preparing such studies must prepare the Traffic Impact Study.  The Professional Engineer responsible for the Traffic Impact Study shall sign and seal the report.  The Engineer shall be responsible for all data collection, analysis and reporting associated with the Traffic Impact Study.

Generally the Traffic Impact Study will provide operating capacity

and level of service analysis for critical roadway segments and intersections within the development impact area.  The Impact Study

will show that entrances and exits have been designed to accommodate anticipated traffic in a safe and efficient manner and will identify the impact on the surrounding streets and roads resulting from the development.

The Engineer preparing the Study will be responsible for identifying the development impact area, the critical intersections to be analyzed, and the scope of the study.  The Planning Commission/Board reserves the right to ask for modifications to the study as it may deem necessary.  A proposed Zone Change/Conditional Use may be denied if the Traffic Impact Study indicates that the development causes the existing or proposed roads and/or streets and intersections to operate at a level of service D.

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