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BUS BENCH ORDINANCE . Board of County Commissioners November 5, 2013. Purpose. Provide update on Bus Bench Ordinance development process Review Stakeholder Outreach efforts Discuss Preliminary Draft Ordinance Provisions. Presentation Outline. Background Stakeholder Outreach

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bus bench ordinance

BUS BENCH ORDINANCE

Board of County Commissioners

November 5, 2013

purpose
Purpose
  • Provide update on Bus Bench Ordinance development process
  • Review Stakeholder Outreach efforts
  • Discuss Preliminary Draft Ordinance Provisions
presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Background
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Preliminary Draft Ordinance
  • Next Steps
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Presentation Outline
  • Background
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Preliminary Draft Ordinance
  • Next Steps
background
LYNX Ridership – 28 million annually

Orange County

3,300 Bus Stops

750 Shelters

Background
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Background
  • Approx. 1500 Benches in County
  • State and County Roadways
  • Agreement with Service Clubs
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Background
  • Executed in July 1999
  • Expires July 2014
  • Between County and Service Clubs
  • Metropolitan Bench
    • Installs/Maintains
    • Sells Advertising
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Background
  • BCC Direction at April Work Session
    • Develop Bus Bench Ordinance
    • Conduct Stakeholder Outreach prior to drafting Ordinance
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Presentation Outline
  • Background
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Preliminary Draft Ordinance
  • Next Steps
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Stakeholder Outreach
  • Interdepartmental Team:
  • County Attorney’s Office
  • Office of Regional Mobility
  • Public Works
  • Zoning
  • Code Enforcement
  • Building
  • Transportation Planning
  • Risk Management
  • Purchasing and Contracts
  • Comptroller’s Office
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Stakeholder Outreach
  • External Stakeholders:
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Bench Providers
  • LYNX & I-Ride Trolley
  • FDOT
  • Municipalities
  • Transit Users
  • Neighborhood Representatives
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Stakeholder Outreach
  • Stakeholder Outreach Meetings
    • June 25, 2013
    • October 24, 2013
  • Individual Meetings/Discussions
  • Written Comments/Feedback
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Key Do’s:

Do comply with ADA Standards

Do require permitting

Do require trash receptacles and maintenance

Do continue supporting Non-Profits

Do continue existing program and agreement

Stakeholder Outreach
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Key Don’ts:

Don’t allow benches where there is an existing shelter

Don’t allow benches where this is no transit stop

Don’t duplicate Florida Statutes

Don’t develop an ordinance

Don’t “grandfather” in non-compliant benches

Stakeholder Outreach
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Presentation Outline
  • Background
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Preliminary Draft Ordinance
  • Next Steps
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ADA Compliance:

Compliance with ADA regulations

Clearance for wheelchair accessibility

Preliminary Draft Ordinance
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Safety:

Right-of-Way Permit required

Potential Building Permit required for transit shelters

Placement Standards – clearance, setbacks, site lines, clear zone (Greenbook Standards)

Limit of 2 benches or 2 shelters per stop

Design Standards – bench length, depth, height, and materials

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Safety:

Anchoring on concrete pad required

Shelters require illumination

Shelters require compliance with Florida Building Code

24-hr corrective action required upon notification by County if danger to life/property

Preliminary Draft Ordinance
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Liability:

FDOT and County Indemnification required

$1M Commercial General Liability Insurance required

FDOT and County named as additional insured

Appropriate Licensing/Business Tax Receipt required

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Maintenance:

Trash Receptacles and removal required

Weeding, cleaning, insect control, graffiti removal required

3-day notice given prior to County action

Preliminary Draft Ordinance
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LYNX Coordination:

Transit Shelter priority – benches must be removed after placement of transit shelter (30 or 180 days)

Coordination with LYNX to relocate benches to existing transit stop

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Transparency:

Transit Bench Agreement required

May address advertising revenue

Shall address Non-Profit benefits

Shall address space for public announcements

Minimum 5-year agreement term

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Transparency:

Transit Shelter Agreement required

Shall address advertising revenue

Shall address space for public announcements

Minimum 5-year agreement term

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Transparency:

BCC has sole discretion over number of agreements with bench providers

Inventory required to be submitted annually

Informational logo/decal required with contact information and permit number

Advertising size and content

Preliminary Draft Ordinance
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Presentation Outline
  • Background
  • Stakeholder Outreach
  • Preliminary Draft Ordinance
  • Next Steps
next steps
Next Steps
  • Two Step Process:
  • Step One – Ordinance
  • Step Two – New Agreement
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Step One – Ordinance:

Revised Draft - November 2013

Additional Stakeholder Feedback

Planning & Zoning Commission

Work Session - November 21, 2013

Public Hearing - December 19, 2013

BCC Public Hearing - January 2014

Next Steps
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Next Steps
  • Step Two – New Agreement:
  • Consistent with Ordinance
  • Future BCC direction necessary
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BUS BENCH ORDINANCE

Board of County Commissioners

November 5, 2013