TPC Minutes 08/05/2015

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TECHNICAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES 

August 5, 2015

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau

Technical Planning Committee Members Present:

Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson

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

Commission (SEMO RPC)

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

Mr. Mike Latuszek, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) (via conference call)

Mr. Bruce Loy, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Mr. Larry Payne, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee

Mr. Mark Phillips, Cape Special Road District

Mr. Jeremiah Shuler, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) (via conference call)

Mrs. Kelley Watson, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CGCTA) (appointed alternate for Tom Mogelnicki)

Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Call to Order

Chairman Bollinger called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.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 August 5, 2015 Technical Planning Committee Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Payne.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the July 1, 2015 Technical Planning Committee Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Payne.

Communications from the Chairman

Chairman Bollinger congratulated the City of Jackson and the City of Cape Girardeau on the passage of their respective ballot issues. City of Jackson voters approved a bond for the water system and City of Cape Girardeau voters approved Transportation Trust Fund 5 (TTF 5).

New/Unfinished Business

Mr. Shrimplin reported that SEMPO staff was recently notified by MoDOT’s consultant that the revised and resubmitted FY 2014-2017 Title VI Program meets the federal requirements. The document must now be released for public comment. Mr. Christian made a motion to release the FY 2014-2017 Title VI Program for public comment. Mr. Payne seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Christian presented the latest draft of the 2016-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). He stated he still needs project and financial information from several agencies in order to complete the fiscally constrained and illustrative project lists. The group discussed how the financial information should be broken down. Mr. Latuszek, in response to a question, indicated that for funding sources that have variable amounts, such as sales taxes, a “reasonable estimate” should be used. He pointed out that the MTP must be updated every five years, at a minimum; therefore adjustments can be made at the time of each update. He also confirmed that projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) need to be included in the MTP.

Mr. Christian presented the latest draft of the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). He stated the narrative has been updated. He requested that agencies provide annual transportation costs for both operations and maintenance. Mr. Latuszek explained that each agency must demonstrate that they can pay for the projects they have listed in the TIP. All funding sources for transportation must be shown.

Mr. Shrimplin stated two public input sessions are planned for the MTP, both on September 24, 2015. The afternoon session will be held in Jackson and the evening session will be held in Cape Girardeau. More information will be shared at the next TPC meeting.

Election of Officers – Mr. Christian made a motion to elect Kelley Watson as Chairwoman of the TPC. Mr. Payne seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Payne made a motion to elect himself as Vice Chairman. Mr. Christian seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Other Communications

Mr. Killian reported MoDOT recently learned that, due to higher than expected state revenues from motor fuel taxes, motor vehicle sales taxes and motor vehicle & driver licensing fees, MoDOT will receive an additional $47 million. The additional funds will allow MoDOT to fully match federal funds in 2017. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) will be meeting to determine how to spend the additional funds. He cautioned that the news provides no assurances for subsequent years, and that MoDOT will continue to seek a long-term funding solution.

Adjournment

Upon motion made by Mr. Payne and seconded by Mr. Phillips, the Committee unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at noon.