Board Minutes 11/13/2017

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November 13, 2017

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau, MO

Board Voting Members Present:

Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson (alternate for Mr. Jim Roach)

Mr. Chauncy Buchheit, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic

Development Commission (SEMO RPC)

Ms. Beth Glaus, Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO University)

(alternate for Ms. Kathy Mangels)

Mr. Dwain Hahs, City of Jackson

Mr. Scott Meyer, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Mark Phillips, Cape Special Road District

Mr. Harry Rediger, City of Cape Girardeau

Board Non-Voting Members Present:

Mr. Mark Shelton, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Ms. Betsy Tracy, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (via teleconference)

Technical Planning Committee (TPC) Members Present:

Mr. Caleb Bradshaw, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mr. Drew Christian, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic

Development Commission (SEMO RPC)

Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mr. John Mehner, Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET

Ms. Eva Voss, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) (via


Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Program Administration/Support Consultant Present:

Ms. Kelly Green, KLG Engineering

Call to Order

Acting Chairman Roach called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m.


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 November 13, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting was unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Rediger and seconded by Mr. Buchheit.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the September 20, 2017 Board of Directors Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Buchheit and seconded by Mr. Phillips.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

  • Transportation Costs Presentation by MoDOT

Mr. Killian gave a presentation on the typical costs for various transportation improvements.

  • RESOLUTION NO. 2017-08, A Resolution approving Amendment No. 5 to the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program – Reading and Passage

Chairman Hahs introduced RESOLUTION NO. 2017-08.  Mr. Shrimplin stated that no comments were received during the public comment period and that the Technical Planning Committee passed a motion to recommend approval of the amendment.  A motion was made by Mr. Meyer and seconded by Mr. Buchheit to approve RESOLUTION NO 2017-08, which passed unanimously.

  • Performance Measures- Safety Targets – Motion to support MoDOT and IDOT targets

Ms. Green presented the safety targets adopted by MoDOT and IDOT.  She stated that the Technical Planning Committee discussed the implications of supporting each state’s targets vs. adopting customized targets.  The Technical Planning Committee passed a motion to recommend supporting the MoDOT and IDOT safety targets.  The Board of Directors agreed with the recommendation and directed staff to prepare a resolution for the next Board meeting.

Member Reports

Mr. Rediger reported that the trail for the City of Cape Girardeau’s Bloomfield Road Phase V project has been completed, as well as the South Sprigg Street Bridge project.  Fire Station 4 is scheduled to be completed on December 1st.  The new Police Station is scheduled to be completed in March of 2018.  The City is currently looking into ways to beautify the pedestrian bridge over Shawnee Parkway (MO-74).

Mr. Bollinger reported on several City of Jackson projects and programs.  The annual Concrete Street and Asphalt Overlay programs were completed this week.  The Joint Sealing program is scheduled to be completed in early December.  Lochmueller Group will be presenting the City’s Comprehensive Traffic Study by the end of the year.  The City has been participating in its Winter Ready Drill.

Ms. Glaus reported that SEMO University will be hosting the Weather Station Conference at the River Campus.  Information regarding the conference is available on the National Weather Service – Paducah’s website.

Mr. Mehner announced that the 21st Century Missouri Transportation System Task Force will be meeting on Wednesday at 1:00 pm at the Drury Conference Center.  Mr. Shelton encouraged everyone to attend the meeting.  He added that the Task Force’s report is due to the full legislature by the end of the year.

Mr. Shelton explained that MoDOT has been tasked with developing a prioritized project and program list based on a 10-year additional funding scenario.  The list will be used to solicit support for obtaining funding.  Under the scenario, MoDOT’s Southeast District would receive approximately $210 million for road and bridge projects and $46 million for multi-modal projects and programs.  The Southeast District is asking its regional planning partners to create and submit their individual prioritized lists for both road and bridge and multi-modal.  The deadline for the Southeast District to submit its district-wide list is December 15th.  The Southeast District will hold a meeting with the planning partners on November 20th to develop a process for selecting which projects and programs are included in the district-wide list.  Another meeting will be held on December 12th to make the selections.  Mr. Shrimplin pointed out that the Board will not meet again until December 20th, and he asked the Board members if they wish to defer to the Technical Planning Committee, which will meet on December 6th.  The Board members agreed to defer to the TPC.

Mr. Christian announced that two public meetings have been scheduled for the Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Coordination Plans for the SEMO RPC and SEMPO.  The first meeting will be held on November 29th at 4:00 p.m. at the Osage Centre and the second meeting will be held on December 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Jackson Civic Center.

Mr. Buchheit stated that the SEMO RPC Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be meeting on November 29th to create its prioritized lists for the 10-year additional funding scenario.  He also stated that the deadline for submitting applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Funds for flooding roadways is December 1st.

Staff Report

Ms. Green reported that a draft of the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan will be released for public comment soon.  A second round of public meetings will be held in December or January, after which the final version will be prepared for adoption.

Other Business and Communications

There was no other business or communications.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.