BOARD OF DIRECTORS
June 15, 2016
Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau
Board Voting Members Present:
Mr. Chauncy Buchheit, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission (SEMO RPC)
Mr. Victor Gunn, City of Cape Girardeau (appointed alternate for Harry Rediger)
Mr. Dwain Hahs, City of Jackson
Mr. Scott Meyer, City of Cape Girardeau
Mr. Tom Mogelnicki, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA)
Mr. Jim Roach, City of Jackson
Board Non-Voting Members Present:
Mr. David Blalock, Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development
Commission (Bootheel RPC)
Mrs. Beth Glaus, Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO University)(appointed
alternate for Kathy Mangels)
Mr. Mark Shelton, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
Technical Planning Committee Members Present:
Mr. Drew Christian, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development
Mr. Curtis Jones, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation
Mr. John Mehner, Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET
Mr. Brian Okenfuss, Missouri Department of Transportation
Mr. Larry Payne, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee
Mrs. Eva Voss, Missouri Department of Transportation (via conference call)
Ms. Molly Hood, City of Cape Girardeau
Mr. Alex McElroy, City of Cape Girardeau
Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau
Call to Order
Chairman Buchheit called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.
The group went around the room, with each person giving a brief introduction.
There were no public comments.
Adoption of Agenda
The agenda of the June 15, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Mogelnicki and seconded by Mr. Roach.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the May 18, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Roach and seconded by Mr. Mogelnicki.
Communications from the Chairman
There were no communications from the Chairman.
Travis Emery and Valerie Rolla with IDOT gave a presentation on the Shawnee Parkway Project. The project is a coordinated effort between IDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and involves improving the east-west travel ways between the intersection of Illinois Route 3/146 and Interstate 57 in Alexander, Pulaski, and Union Counties. IDOT is currently seeking public comment on the draft Purpose and Need Statement prior to finalization and submission for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulatory agency concurrence. A Community Advisory Group (CAG) has been formed to serve as a liaison to the public and organizations. The CAG will continue meet and assist with the process after NEPA concurrence has been obtained. Several Board members expressed a need for a new east-west route and identified several benefits that would come from it.
Chairman Buchheit presented RESOLUTION NO. 2016-05, A Resolution adopting the FY 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). Mr. Shrimplin stated a public comment period was held in accordance with the Public Participation Plan (PPP), and the Board of Directors held a public hearing on May 18, 2016. No comments were received. The Technical Planning Committee (TPC) passed a motion recommending approval at its June 1, 2016 meeting. Mr. Hahs made a motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 2016-05. Mr. Meyer seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Shrimplin presented the latest draft of the Public Participation Plan amendment. He explained that Mike Latuszek with FHWA indicated that after researching other Missouri MPO’s, he did not believe it would be appropriate to raise the cap for a change in a project’s total programmed amount (i.e. the “delta”) for a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) administrative modification. A question was raised as to whether or not a TIP amendment or administrative modification is required to update project information after the project is let. Mrs. Voss indicated she would need to look into the matter and follow up at the next meeting. The Board decided to keep the current delta (15%) but only apply it only to an increase in a project’s total programmed amount rather than an increase or decrease.
Mr. Christian gave an update on the TIP. He noted that TIP Amendment No. 1 was recently approved by the Board, which included the Independence/Gordonville Roundabout Project in Cape Girardeau. He stated that several TIP amendments and administrative modifications will be coming soon, primarily due to new information in the draft 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The Board held its annual election of officers. Mr. Meyer made a motion to elect Mr. Buchheit as Chairman and Mr. Rediger as Vice Chairman. Mr. Roach seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Meyer reported that the City of Cape Girardeau’s Independence/Gordonville roundabout project is underway.
Ms. Hood stated the City of Cape Girardeau’s South Sprigg Street bridge project will begin in September. Also, Hopper Road is under reconstruction as part of the Veterans Memorial Drive Phase 5 project, and will be closed for the remainder of the project.
Mr. Hahs indicated the City of Jackson’s US-61/East Main Street roundabout project is progressing, and vehicles are finding their way.
Mr. Payne mentioned the County Road 346/347 project has resumed. Chairman Buchheit stated he did not believe that Capital Sand Company has submitted the required paperwork.
Mr. Shelton stated the Missouri General Assembly appropriated $20 million for a multi-modal cost share program called Missouri Moves. Due to the short application deadline (July 29, 2016), MoDOT will host a video conference on June 20, 2016 to explain the requirements and process.
Other Business and Communications
There were no other business and communications.
Upon motion made by Mr. Meyer, seconded by Mr. Mogelnicki, the meeting was adjourned unanimously at 3:10 p.m.