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ORDINANCE NO. 98-64 <br /> AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> GRAPEVINE, TEXAS AMENDING THE GRAPEVINE CODE <br /> OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING CHAPTER 23 TRAFFIC, <br /> SECTION 23-26, SPEED LIMITS, RELATIVE TO <br /> REASONABLE AND PRUDENT SPEED FOR A CERTAIN <br /> PUBLIC STREET WITHIN THE CITY; AUTHORIZING THE <br /> ERECTION OF TRAFFIC REGULATION SIGNS; <br /> REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A <br /> PENALTY OF FINE NOT TO EXCEED THE SUM OF TWO <br /> HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00) FOR EACH OFFENSE AND <br /> A SEPARATE OFFENSE SHALL BE DEEMED COMMITTED <br /> EACH DAY DURING OR ON WHICH AN OFFENSE <br /> OCCURS OR CONTINUES; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY <br /> CLAUSE; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY AND PROVIDING <br /> AN EFFECTIVE DATE <br /> WHEREAS, Section 167 and 169 of Article XIX, R.C.S. 6701d, Uniform Act <br /> Regulating Traffic on Highways, provides that whenever the governing body of the City <br /> shall determine upon the basis of an engineering and traffic investigation that any prima <br /> �� facie speed therein set forth is greater or less than is reasonable or safe under the <br /> conditions found to exist at any intersection or other place or upon any part of a street or <br /> highway, with the City taking into consideration the width and condition of the pavement <br /> and other circumstances on such portion of said street or highway, as well as the usual <br /> traffic thereon, said governing body may determine and declare a reasonable and safe <br /> prima facie speed limit thereat or thereon by the passage of an ordinance, which shall be <br /> effective when appropriate signs giving notice thereof are erected at such intersection or <br /> other place or part of the street or highway; and <br /> WHEREAS, the current authorized speed limit for residential subdivision streets <br /> within the City of Grapevine is established as 30 miles per hour unless otherwise <br /> identified within Chapter 23, Traffic, Section 23-25.1, Speed Limits - Generally in the City <br /> Code of Ordinances; and <br /> WHEREAS, Winding Creek Estates I & II residents have exhibited support for a <br /> speed limit reduction on their street; and <br /> WHEREAS, these residential subdivision streets are the site of closely spaced <br /> driveways providing access to the numerous homes fronting said streets; and <br /> WHEREAS, these residential subdivision streets' close proximity to residential <br /> ��� yards magnifies the potential for children and other pedestrians to enter the street in the <br /> path of oncoming vehicular traffic; and <br />