TECHNICAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
June 1, 2016
Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau
Technical Planning Committee Members Present
Mr. David Blalock, Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development
Commission (Bootheel RPC)
Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson
Mr. Drew Christian, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development
Commission (SEMO RPC)
Mr. Curtis Jones, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)(via conference call)
Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
Mr. Mike Latuszek, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)(via conference call)
Mr. Larry Payne, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee
Mr. Mark Phillips, Cape Special Road District
Mrs. Betsy Tracy, Federal Highway Administration (via conference call)
Mrs. Kelley Watson, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA)
Mr. Alex McElroy, City of Cape Girardeau
Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau
Call to Order
Chairwoman Watson called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.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 1, 2016 Technical Planning Committee Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Bollinger and seconded by Mr. Phillips.
Approval of Minutes
The minutes of the May 4, 2016 Technical Planning Committee Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Christian.
Communications from the Chairwoman
There were no communications from the Chairwoman.
Mr. Shrimplin presented the final draft of the FY 2017 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). He stated a public comment period was held in accordance with the Public Participation Plan (PPP), and the Board of Directors held a public hearing. No comments were received. Mr. Phillips made a motion to recommend adoption of the FY 2017 UPWP to the Board of Directors. Mr. Christian seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Shrimplin presented the latest draft of the Public Participation Plan amendment. Mr. Latuszek stated 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. The Committee agreed to leave the cap unchanged for now, and asked staff to update the Board of Directors at their next meeting.
The Committee held its annual election of officers. Mr. Bollinger made a motion to elect Mr. Payne as Chairperson and himself as Vice Chairperson. Mr. Phillips seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Bollinger reported on several projects underway in the City of Jackson, including the US-61/East Main Street roundabout, concrete street repair program, asphalt overlay program, Hubble Creek Recreation Trail, and water bond projects.
Mr. Phillips stated the Cape Special Road District completed its contract for asphalt overlay, and is working on the County Road 651 bridge.
Mr. Christian mentioned he submitted several TIP amendments and administrative modifications to MoDOT, IDOT, and ONE DOT for review. The amendments and administrative modifications are due to new information in the draft 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Mr. Blalock gave an update on the Scott City Interchange project. He stated the right-of-way plans will be completed in 1-2 months. Acquisition will begin in the fall. The project will be let in May of 2017.
Mr. Killian stated the draft STIP is on MoDOT’s website. The SEMPO Board of Directors submitted a letter opposing the proposed termination of the Small Urban Surface Transportation Program (STP) for Small Cities, the On-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program for Large Cities, and the On-System Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program for Small Cities. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) will be reviewing all comments on the draft STIP.
Mrs. Tracy reported that the Planning Final Rule was finalized on May 27, 2016. Also, there will be a Freight Roundtable held in September.
Mr. Shrimplin announced that IDOT will be giving a presentation on the Shawnee Parkway Project to the SEMPO Board of Directors at their next meeting on June 15, 2016.
Other Business and Communications
There were no other business and communications.
Upon motion made by Mr. Bollinger and seconded by Mr. Payne, the Committee voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 11:45 a.m.