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TPC Minutes 08/01/2018

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August 1, 2018

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau, MO

Technical Planning Committee (TPC) Voting 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. Bruce Loy, Cape Girardeau Regional Airport

Mr. Alex McElroy, City of Cape Girardeau

Mr. Scott Perry, Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development

Commission (Bootheel RPC)

Mr. Mark Phillips, Cape Special Road District

Ms. Kelley Watson, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA)

Technical Planning Committee (TPC) Non-Voting Members Present:

Mr. Lance DeBrock, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

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

Mr. Larry Payne, Cape Girardeau County (alternate for Mr. Charlie Herbst)

Mr. Cody Pullum, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Program Administration/Support Consultant Present:

Ms. Kelly Green, KLG Engineering

Call to Order

Chairman Bollinger called the meeting to order at 11 a.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 August 1, 2018 Technical Planning Committee Meeting was unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. McElroy and seconded by Ms. Watson.

Approval of Minutes 

The minutes of the July 10, 2018 Technical Planning Committee Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. McElroy and seconded by Mr. Phillips.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business 

  • MoDOT STIP 2020-2024 – Identification and prioritization of needs/projects; motion to recommend approval 

Ms. Green presented an updated list based on input received at last month’s meeting with the MoDOT Southeast District and its planning partners as well as information provided by the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport, the Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority, and the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority.  In addition, a number of requested pedestrian crossings were added to the list.  The TPC reviewed the list, and several comments were made.  A motion was made by Mr. McElroy and seconded by Mr. Phillips to recommend approval of the MoDOT STIP 2020-2024 Project/Needs List, which passed unanimously.

  • MoDOT application for USDOT Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program funding – Motion to submit a letter of support

 Mr. Shrimplin explained that last year, MoDOT applied for and received USDOT grant funds for replacing transit vehicles serving rural areas in Missouri.  MoDOT is once again applying for the grant and, like last time, is requesting a letter of support from SEMPO.  Due to the deadline for submitting the letter of support, the authorization will need to come from the TPC rather than the Board of Directors.  A motion was made by Mr. Payne and seconded by Mr. Christian to authorize staff to prepare and submit a letter of support, which passed unanimously.

  •  FY 2016-2019 TIP Amendment No. 8 – Discussion 

Mr. Christian presented a draft of FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment No. 8.  Mr. Killian explained that emergency work is needed on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge due to an expansion joint failure.  HNTB has been hired to design a new expansion joint.  The bridge will remain open to traffic while the work is underway, which may complicate the construction activities.  More details are forthcoming.  The amendment is now in the mandatory period for MoDOT and ONE DOT review.  Mr. Killian added that he is working with the MoDOT Central Office to expedite the TIP amendment process for emergency repairs such as this.

  • Bylaws Amendment – Discussion 

Mr. Shrimplin presented a draft of the Bylaws amendment.  A motion was made by Mr. McElroy and seconded by Mr. Payne to recommend approval of the Bylaws amendment to the Board of Directors, which passed unanimously.

Member Reports

Mr. Bollinger reported that the City of Jackson is working with MoDOT on the agreements for access changes as part of the I-55/US 61 interchange reconstruction project.  Mr. Killian noted these changes may require TIP amendments and/or administrative modifications.

Mr. Loy reported that recent airline boarding figures are up for the year.

Mr. Killian reported that the Route D shoulder grading operations could begin this week if the contractor is finished on Route PP.  The contractor is finishing grading operations for the shoulder widening and will possibly begin paving Route PP by the end of the week.  The guardrail operations on US 61 will begin the week of August 6th.  He added that Jason Williams with MoDOT will be giving an update on the I-55/US 61 interchange reconstruction project at the next SEMPO Board of Directors meeting.

Mr. Jones reported on available funding programs.  Safe Routes to School funding cycle will be open soon.  More information can be found on the website.  Smart Street Lighting workshop will be held on August 15th.  There are 120 courses available on

Staff Report

Mr. Shrimplin reported that the agreement submitted by DTS for the TIP tool software and maintenance services is currently being reviewed.

Other Business and Communications

There was no other business or communications.


There being no further business, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 12:20 p.m.