A local resident’s quest to have the city of Mitchell install a stop sign at the corner of West Third Avenue and North Wisconsin Street will be decided by the Mitchell City Council Monday night at City Hall.

According to Public Works Director Kyle Croce’s documents provided to the council, the city of Mitchell has numerous uncontrolled intersections without signage or traffic signals. In addition, Mitchell Public Safety Department records show that a total of three crashes were recorded at the intersection over the past three years.

During the citizens’ input portion of the recent Nov. 18 council meeting, Deb Cap addressed her concerns with the intersection, citing a handful of crashes she’s witnessed since living near that area. Cap said she’s lived at her residence on the corner of the West Third Avenue and North Wisconsin Street intersection since 1974, and has longed to see a stop sign or signal to reduce the crashes.

Croce’s documents include a report with guidelines from the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that state what elements of an intersection are needed to warrant a stop or yield sign. Among them are a street entering a designated through highway or street and "unsignalized" intersection in a signalized area. The MUTCD also states combined traffic -- including vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians -- must average more than 2,000 units per day. In addition, if there are five crashes recorded at an intersection in a three year span for failing to yield.

In summary, the intersection’s crash data does not warrant the installation of a controlled intersection that includes a stop sign, according to the MUTCD’s guidelines.

Consent agenda

The following items will be considered as part of the consent agenda:

  • Approve the minutes of the Nov. 18 council meeting.

  • Approve the minutes of the Nov. 12 Planning Commission meeting.

  • Approve the following raffle permits: Mitchell Animal Rescue with the drawing to be held on April 11, 2020; Mitchell Skating and Hockey Association with the drawings to be held at all home games.

  • Set the date for the following bid opening: Dec. 11, 2019, for the rebid of Mitchell Airport snow removal contract Project No. 2019-51.

  • Approve change order No. 1 to James Valley Nursery for Burr Street landscaping project No. 2019051.

  • Approve change order No. 2 to H&W Contracting, LLC for Phase II and III of Sanborn Street and utility improvements project.

  • Approve the following new vehicle for hire company applications: Palace Transit; D&J Fun Bus; E-Z Ride Taxi; Lori’s Lift.

  • Approve community services exterior transit vehicle advertising contract.

  • Approve vehicle towing agreement to allow the city to formally utilize towing service company.

  • Approve property tax abatements for Austin McPeek and Ronald Randall.

  • Approve Dec. 2, 2019 pay estimates.

  • Approve bills, payroll, salary adjustments and new employee hires.

Other business

  • Recite Pledge of Allegiance, receive invocation from Grace Baptist, roll call, hear citizens’ input.

  • Approve consent agenda.

  • Meet as Board of Adjustment.

  • Set date for the following hearing: Dec. 16, 2019, the Cat’s Meow, LLC (Linda Christensen) applicant, and the owner of Sanborn Rentals, LLC, have applied for a conditional use permit to operate an animal hospital, clinic, boarding, shelter and training business at the property located at 701 S. Sanborn Blvd., legally described as lot 1, block 6, Van Eps First Addition, city of Mitchell. The property is zoned HB Highway Business District.

  • Reconvene as City Council.

  • Approve application for renewal of liquor license for IMART Stores, LLC, doing business as IMART Stores Mitchell.

  • Approve temporary road closure on Sixth Avenue between Main and Rowley streets for the construction renovations to the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce building.

  • Approve purchase agreement with First United Methodist Church.

  • Approve an agreement between the state of South Dakota and city of Mitchell for FEMA hazard mitigation grant assistance application for the Ash Street property acquisition project near Dry Run Creek.

  • Approve dissolving Tax Increment Finance District No. 10 due to the tax bonds being paid in full.

  • Approve city employees compensation plan for 2020.

  • Approve Resolution No. R2019-93, a plat of lot 21 of the replat of tract A, Wild Oak Golf Club addition, city of Mitchell.

  • Hold second reading of Ordinance No. O2019-26, an ordinance that changes the zoning district classification of the real property legally described as Lot 8 and W. half of Lot 9 and South half of vacated alley, block 4, Greenridge addition in the city of Mitchell from R1 Single Family Residential to R4 High Density Residential District.

  • Hold first reading on Ordinance No. O2019-27, supplemental appropriations for E911 services.

  • Hold first reading on Ordinance No. 2019-28, setting the insurance requirements for tax or Vehicle for Hire companies, along with Transportation Network Companies such as Lyft.