Negotations progress on traffic concerns |

Negotations progress on traffic concerns

City officials continue to negotiate with developers and property owners over traffic circulation concerns that are delaying two proposed housing developments on Ridge Road, Grass Valley Mayor Mark Johnson said Friday.

City officials and the developer want Slate Creek and Upper Slate Creek roads to serve as the main entrance into the proposed Ridge Meadows and Ridge Village neighborhoods. Each proposes 49 single-family houses on either side of Ridge Road.

They want to avoid using Ryan Lane as an entrance to the southern development, which would create two points of entry onto Ridge Road a short distance from each other.

But a deal with owners of the private Upper Slate Creek Road has yet to be finalized, Johnson said. The concerns were closer to being resolved, but Johnson said he didn’t think the city was there yet.

A public hearing on the Ridge Meadows development is scheduled for Tuesday’s City Council meeting, but is likely to be delayed, Johnson said.

Also on Tuesday’s agenda:

• Reimbursement of Hills Flat Lumber for Idaho-Maryland Road and Railroad Avenue signal improvements.

• Consideration of an employment agreement with Jeffrey Foltz as interim city administrator. Foltz would earn $13,000 per month for potentially as long as six months under the proposal.

The City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 125 E. Main St.


To contact Staff Writer Greg Moberly, e-mail or call 477-4234.

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