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MPO TPC/TAC Board Minutes - 1/20/2015WICHITA FALLS METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION Technical Advisory Committee Minutes Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Voting Members Present. Lin Barnett, Wichita Falls MPO, MPO Director, TAC Chairperson Mark Beauchamp, City of Wichita Falls, Traffic Superintendent Tim Hertel, TxDOT, Director of Operations Allan Moore, TxDOT, Director of Construction David Rohmer, TxDOT, Area Engineer Davis Powell, City of Wichita Falls, City Engineer Karen Montgomery - Gagne, City of Wichita Falls, Planning Administrator MPO Staff. Jaimie Lee, Wichita Falls MPO, Transportation Planner II Absent. Danny Brown, TxDOT, Director ofTP &D Kevin Hugman, City of Wichita Falls, ACM /Director of Community Development Visitors. Mike Beaver, TxDOT Tammy Marlow, TxDOT, TP &P Mark McBurnett, SAFB Will Carter, Wichita Falls Health Department Joanna Patterson, Wichita Falls Health Department Welcome & Introduction Mr. Barnett, the TAC chairperson, called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. and welcomed everyone in attendance. U. Public Comment on Agenda and Non- Agenda Items Mr. Barnett asked for any public comments on agenda and non- agenda items. Receiving none, he moved on to the next agenda item. III. Review and Approval of the October 16, 2014 Technical Advisory Committee's (TAC) Meeting Minutes Mr. Barnett asked for any comments or corrections to the October 16, 2014 TAC meeting minutes. MPO staff received none. He then asked for a motion to approve the minutes. Mrs. Gagne made the motion to approve. Mr. Beauchamp seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. IV. Review and Comment Regarding the October 29, 2014 Transportation Policy Committee's (TPC's) Meeting Minutes - No Action Required Mr. Barnett asked for comments on the October 29, 2014 TPC meeting minutes. MPO staff received none. The committee moved on to the next agenda item. Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting January 20, 2015 11 P a g e V. Review and Comment Regarding the December 17, 2014 Transportation Policy Committee's (TPC's) Meeting Minutes - No Action Required Mr. Barnett asked for comments on the December 17, 2014 TPC meeting minutes. MPO staff received none. The committee moved on to the next agenda item. VI. Review and Recommendation to Approve the FY 22015 Unified Planning Work Program Budget Amendment Mr. Barnett directed the committee's attention to page 18 of the TAC meeting packet. He reviewed the changes to the FY 2015 UPWP budget. Mr. Barnett stated this budget amendment reflects all authorized and carry over funding amounts for use in FY 2015. He asked for any comments or questions regarding the FY 2015 Unified Planning Work Program budget amendment. Receiving none, Mr. Barnett asked for a motion to forward the budget amendment to the Policy Board for their review and approval at the January 28, 2015 Transportation Policy Committee meeting. Mr. Hertel made the motion to forward the budget amendment to the Policy Board. Mr. Moore seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. VII. Review and Recommendation to Approve the 2015 -2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update Mr. Barnett directed the committee's attention to the enclosed document binder of the 2015 -2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan update. Mr. Barnett stated this was the final draft of the 2015 -2040 plan update, which includes the current MTP project list and the WFMPO Prioritized Project list. He informed the committee that MPO staff revised the document based on input received for the TAC and TPC committee meetings back in December of 2014. Mr. Barnett stated that MPO staff posted the document for public review and comment, which ran from December 19, 2014 to January 18, 2015. Mr. Barnett asked for any comments or corrections to the 2015 -2040 update. Mr. Powell referenced page 5 -10 of the MTP update and recommended MPO staff create a table for the top 10 projects that fall under the added capacity /added mobility category. Additionally, he recommended updating the description to include the road names of each project. Mr. Carter noted the page numbers on the Prioritized Project List did not line up with the page numbers listed on the cover page of the document. Mr. Barnett asked for any other additional comments or corrections. Receiving none, he asked for a motion to forward the 2015 -2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan update, with revisions, to the Policy Board for their review, approval, and adoption at the January 28, 2015 Transportation Policy Committee meeting. Mr. Powell made the motion to forward the final draft of the document, with revisions, to the Policy Board for their review, approval, and adoption. Mr. Rohmer seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. VIII. Update on Proposition 1 Funding of Local TxDOT Projects Mr. Barnett directed the committee's attention to page 29 of the meeting packet. He updated the committee on Proposition 1 funding stating that in November 2014, Texas voters passed Proposition 1, which authorizes annual disbursements from the state's oil and gas tax collections to the State Highway Fund. Mr. Barnett stated that on December 19, 2014, he received a letter from the Director of PIanning for TxDOT Austin informing him that WFMPO would receive $3,120,000 in funding for FY 2015. Mr. Barnett stated this funding would go towards three projects from the MTP Project List. Mr. Beaver informed the committee the three projects were FM 369 Corridor Drainage Ditch Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting January 20, 2015 2 1 P a g e Enclosure, Diamond Grind /Full Depth Concrete Pavement Repair at various locations within the MPO and US 287 Corridor Roadway Lighting installation. He went on to say that, in 2015, the Wichita Falls District would apply the $3,120,000 towards the first two projects and then, if there was any funding left over, they would apply the remainder to the US 287 Corridor Roadway Lighting installation project. Mr. Barnett commented that the MPO would probably have to wait for the FY 2016 Prop 1 allocation to fund the lighting project completely. Mr. Barnett also stated completing these projects would address several safety and operational issues within the region. Mr. Barnett asked for any comments or questions regarding Proposition 1 Funding. Receiving none, he moved on to the next agenda item. IX. Progress Report on the Transit Oriented Development Study Mr. Barnett directed the committee's attention to page 34 of the TAC meeting packet. He refreshed the TAC committee's memory concerning the meeting with Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) on November 13, 2014 when FNI presented their TOD study findings. During the November meeting, FNI did not recommend initiating any type of TOD strategy except for around the Downtown Travel Center. Mr. Barnett stated Freese and Nichols, Inc. were in the process of completing their final presentation of the TOD study and finalizing the document for review and discussion. However, Mr. Barnett stated the MPO would need to hold special TAC and TPC meetings in February to accomplish this. Mr. Barnett asked for any comments or questions regarding the progress report on the Transit Oriented Development Study. Receiving none, the committee moved on to the next agenda item. X. Other Business: I] Discussion & Overview of Progress on Local Transportation Projects -- City and TxDOT staff (Quarterly Review) TXDOT: Mr. Rohmer reported on US 82 from Galveston to McKinney road and stated this project was complete. He stated FM 369 at McNiel was a project connected to the city's drainage ditch project and was currently under construction. Future projects include FM 369 at SH 240 to US 287 district wide seal coat, City View Drive to 1 -44 overlay, FM 171 Old Friberg Road to Clay County paved surface width, SH 240 bridge replacement, FM 2650 extend culverts and add shoulders, FM 369 at Fairway to McNeil drainage ditch enclosure and LP 473 Hatton Road place curb and gutter. City� Mr. Powell reported on the 2014 Street Rehab Project at various locations across the city and stated it was 99% complete. He reported the McNiel Drainage and Southwest Parkway Intersection Improvements were approximately 50% complete. The 2015 8th Street and Ohio Intersection Enhancement Project began in January and was in the initial phase of construction. Mr. Powell reported the Wichita Bluff Hike and Bike Trail should begin construction in the next few weeks. Scheduled projects include the 2015 Street Rehab Project at various locations across the city. c. MPO Quarterly Financial Report (4th Quarter FY 2014 -- July, August, September) Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting January 20, 2015 3 1 P a g e W L LLIICk-LC-" LVIIIAIIULCC b dLLCIIL 0' 1 , i—fTIVI report of the TAC meeting packet. He reported to the comthittee that MPO staff added one new project for this quarter. 'He asked for any comments or revisions to the report. Receiving none, he moved on to the next agenda item, The meeting adjourned at 2:45 p.m. Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting January 20, 2015 4 1 P a - e