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Board Minutes 05/16/2018

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May 16, 2018

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau, MO

Board Voting Members Present:

Mr. Bob Fox, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Dwain Hahs, City of Jackson

Mr. Barry Horst, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic

Development Commission (SEMO RPC)

Mr. Scott Meyer, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Mark Phillips, Cape Special Road District

Mr. Jim Roach, City of Jackson

Board Non-Voting Members Present:     

Mr. Tom Mogelnicki, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Technical Planning Committee (TPC) Members Present:

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

Mr. Brian Okenfuss, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

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


Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Program Administration/Support Consultant Present:

Ms. Carie Huston, KLG Engineering

Call to Order

Chairman Hahs 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 May 16, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting was unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Fox and seconded by Mr. Roach.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the April 18, 2018 Board of Directors Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Meyer.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

  • Public Hearing on FY 2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Chairman Hahs opened the public hearing on the FY 2019 UPWP.  There being no appearances to speak, he closed the public hearing.  Mr. Shrimplin stated that the TPC will recommend adoption of the FY 2019 UPWP on June 6th and the Board will adopt it on June 20th.

Member Reports

Mr. Fox reported that the City of Cape Girardeau’s Lexington Avenue – Sherwood Drive to West Cape Rock Drive Project is in process and looks good.

Mr. Meyer reported that the City of Cape Girardeau’s Sloan Creek Bridge Superstructure and Slope Stabilization Project is progressing.  The City’s asphalt overlay and concrete street repair programs are also underway.  Work has started on programming the projects that were recently approved as part of the extension of the Parks, Recreation, and Stormwater tax (PRS2).

Mr. Hahs reported that the City of Jackson and MoDOT are working to repair a fence at the roundabout in Uptown, which was damaged by a vehicle.  South Old Orchard Road is closed for realignment.  The City is investigating a report of a sinkhole spotted between Old Orchard Road and Interstate 55.  An RFQ will be issued next week for design of a new building for the Police Department.  The City is installing a traffic signal at East Main Street and Oak Hill Road.  The City and MoDOT are continuing discussions regarding the proposed design for the diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 55 and US 61.

Mr. Phillips reported that Cape Special Road District recently completed 7 miles of asphalt overlay.

Mr. Christian reported that the TPC released FY 2016-2019 TIP Amendment No. 7 for public comment on May 2nd.  The Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan will be ready to release for public comment soon.

Mr. Mehner reported that a Transportation Development District (TDD) has been approved for the shopping center at the southwest corner of US 61 and Route K.

Mr. Okenfuss reported that the Missouri House of Representatives passed a budget providing $9.1 million for Amtrak and $7.6 million for ports.  He also discussed several transportation-related bills in the state legislature, including HB2540, which proposes to increase vehicle registration and license fees; SB734, which proposes to increase the motor fuel tax from $0.17 per gallon to $0.27 per gallon; and SJR36, which proposes to authorize a state sales tax increase of 4/10 cent to fund the Missouri State Highway Patrol in lieu of its current funding source.  He also reported that resurfacing of US 61 will begin soon, followed by Route K.  Most of the work will occur at night in order to minimize traffic impacts.

Mr. Meyer stated that a property on US 61 near the Hopper Road intersection is in the early stages of being redeveloped for a new Imo’s Pizza store.  He requested that a meeting be arranged between MoDOT, Cape Girardeau staff, and the developer to discuss coordination issues since the resurfacing and redevelopment projects will overlap.

Mr. Killian reported that the Interstate 55/US 61 interchange reconstruction project will be let in June, 2019.  Mr. Okenfuss stated that a public hearing for the project will be held but has not yet been scheduled.

Staff Report

Mr. Shrimplin reported that the Technology Subcommittee will hold a meeting on May 21st at 1:00 p.m. to conduct interviews for TIP tool software and maintenance services.  The meeting will be held at the Jackson Civic Center and is open to the public.  He also reported that a representative of Trailnet, a bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organization based in St. Louis, will give a presentation at the June 20th Board of Directors meeting.

Other Business and Communications

There was no other business or communications.


There being no further business, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 2:21 p.m.