Board Minutes 06/17/2015

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MEETING MINUTES 

June 17, 2015

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau

Board Voting Members Present:

Mr. Chauncy Buchheit, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development       Commission (SEMO RPC)

Mr. Charlie Herbst, Cape Girardeau County

Mr. Scott Meyer, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Tom Mogelnicki, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CGCTA)

Mr. Harry Rediger, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Jim Roach, City of Jackson

Board Ex-Officio Members Present:

Mr. Matt Seiler, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Technical Planning Committee Members Present:

Mr. Drew Christian, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development             Commission

Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation

Mr. Brian Okenfuss, Missouri Department of Transportation

Mrs. Betsy Tracy, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)(via conference call)

Staff Present:

Ms. Molly Hood, 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.

Introductions

The group went around the room, with each person giving a brief introduction.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the June 17, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Rediger and seconded by Mr. Mogelnicki.

Minutes

The minutes of the May 20, 2015 Board of Directors Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Roach and seconded by Mr. Rediger.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

Ms. Hood gave a presentation on the City of Cape Girardeau’s Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) program, which covered the history of TTF and explained the projects proposed to be funded by TTF 5 should voters approve the tax issue on August 4, 2015.  She emphasized that TTF 5 is not a new tax, but an extension of an existing tax.  Also, the focus of TTF 5 is different from that of TTF 1 through 4 because it is heavily weighted toward maintaining and enhancing the existing transportation system.

Chairman Buchheit introducted RESOLUTION NO. 2015-15, A Resolution adopting the FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  Mr. Shrimplin gave an overview of the key changes from the previous year’s UPWP.  He stated the TPC released the document for public comment on May 6, 2015 and the Board held a public hearing on May 20, 2015.  The TPC passed a motion recommending adoption at its June 3, 2015 meeting.  Mr. Rediger made a motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 2015-15.  Mr. Herbst seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Other Communications

Mr. Okenfuss gave an update on pending and upcoming MoDOT construction projects.  He stated the agreement for the US-61/MO-34/MO-25 railroad crossing project in Jackson is approved but construction will most likely not begin until 2016, due to the LPA process.

Mr. Meyer stated the City of Cape Girardeau will begin its summer resurfacing and concrete repair program soon.

Mr. Herbst stated the bids have been received for additional asphalt paving in Cape Girardeau County.

Mr. Roach stated the City of Jackson awarded the contract for the South Old Orchard Road Bridge Replacement Project.  Also, the City will be opening bids soon for the work at Jackson Boulevard and Old Orchard Road.

Mr. Christian stated that work will begin on the travel demand forecasting for the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).  He stated he needs projects and financial information from each city, county, and transportation agency in order to complete the fiscally constrained and illustrative project lists.

Mr. Shrimplin stated it does not appear there will be any agenda items for the July Board of Directors meeting.  He will send a notification if the meeting is cancelled.

Adjournment 

Upon motion made by Mr. Mogelnicki, seconded by Mr. Rediger, the meeting was adjourned unanimously at 2:30 p.m.