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Board Minutes 08/17/2016

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August 17, 2016

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau, MO

Board Voting Members Present:

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

Ms. Beth Glaus, Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO University)(appointed alternate for Kathy Mangels)

Mr. Scott Meyer, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Harry Rediger, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Jim Roach, City of Jackson

Board Non-Voting Members Present:   


Technical Planning Committee Members Present:  

Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson

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


Mr. Curtis Jones, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

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

Mr. John Mehner, Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET

Mr. Brian Okenfuss, Missouri Department of Transportation

Staff Present:

Ms. Molly Hood, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Alex McElroy, 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.


There were no introductions.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the August 17, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Meyer and seconded by Mr. Roach.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the July 20, 2016 Board of Directors Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Rediger and seconded by Mr. Meyer.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

Chairman Buchheit opened the public hearing on the Public Participation Plan (PPP) amendment.  There being no appearances to speak, he closed the public hearing.  Mr. Shrimplin stated the Technical Planning Committee will vote to recommend approval of the PPP amendment at its September 7, 2016 meeting.

Chairman Buchheit presented RESOLUTION NO. 2016-10, A Resolution approving Amendment No. 2 to the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program.  Mr. Christian stated the amendment consists of project changes and new projects being added to the 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  Mr. Roach made a motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 2016-10. Mr. Rediger seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Chairman Buchheit presented RESOLUTION NO. 2016-11, A Resolution expressing support of a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program application by the City of Jackson for the East Main Street Intersection Evaluations.  Mr. Bollinger stated the funds will be used to conduct traffic studies at two key intersections on East Main Street.  Mr. Rediger made a motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 2016-11. Mr. Meyer seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Member Reports

Mr. Rediger stated the floodwall drain replacement and railroad track relocation project was completed on schedule and with no issues. He also indicated the contracts were approved for Bloomfield Road Phase V and the South Sprigg Street bridge, and that work on Veterans Memorial Drive Phase V is progressing.

Mr. Meyer discussed work at the City of Cape Girardeau’s business park entrance and the Independence/Gordonville roundabout project. He indicated the Independence Street/Gordonville Road/East Rodney Drive intersection will be closed following the SEMO District Fair for 60 days.

Mr. Roach reported that the US-61/East Main Street roundabout project is scheduled to be completed in October.  He stated the City of Jackson has several other projects and programs underway, including street repairs and two trail projects.

Ms. Glaus mentioned that SEMO University classes begin on August 22, 2016, and the University has changed its shuttle routes and stops with cooperation from the City of Cape Girardeau.  She expressed her gratitude to the City.

Chairman Buchheit stated the consultant is looking for information for the environmental assessment for the Chester Bridge project.  He asked if MoDOT has released the project.  Mr. Okenfuss responded that it should be released soon.

Mr. Okenfuss reported that the pavement repairs at Center Junction are almost done.

Mr. Killian gave an update on the Missouri Moves program.  Over 100 applications were received statewide.  The total amount requested was in excess of $71 million, more than $50 million higher than the program’s appropriated amount.  MoDOT will finish reviewing applications by August 24, 2016.  Funds are expected to be awarded in late September, 2016.

Mr. Killian provided the schedule for the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  Call for projects will be issued on September 1, 2016.  The application deadline is November 1, 2016.  Funds are expected to be awarded in January, 2017.

Mr. Killian announced that MoDOT did terminate 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.

Other Business and Communications

There were no other business and communications.


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