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MPO TPC/TAC Board Minutes - 4/8/2015WICHITA FALLS METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION Technical Advisory Committee Minutes Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Voting Members Present. Lin Barnett, Wichita Falls MPO, MPO Director, TAC Chairperson Allan Moore, TxDOT, Director of Construction Danny Brown, TxDOT, Director of TP &D Davis Powell, City of Wichita Falls, City Engineer Doug Beer, TxDOT, Area Engineer, Proxy for David Rohmer Karen Montgomery - Gagne, City of Wichita Falls, Planning Administrator Mark Beauchamp, City of Wichita Falls, Traffic Superintendent Tim Hertel, TxDOT, Director of Operations MPO Staff. Jaimie Lee, Wichita Falls MPO, Transportation Planner II Visitors. Donnie Arbeau, Beau & Sons Will Carter, Wichita Falls Health Department I. Welcome & Introduction Mr. Barnett, the TAC chairperson, called the meeting to order at 9:38 a.m. and welcomed everyone in attendance. Il. 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. 111. Review and Approval of the January 20, 2015 Technical Advisory Committee's (TAC) Meeting Minutes Mr. Barnett asked for any comments or corrections to the January 20, 2015 TAC meeting minutes. MPO staff received none. He then asked for a motion to approve the minutes. Mr. Beauchamp made the motion to approve. Mr. Brown seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. IV. Review and Comment Regarding the January 28, 2015 Transportation Policy Committee's (TPC's) Meeting Minutes - No Action Required Mr. Barnett asked for comments on the January 28, 2015 TPC meeting minutes. MPO staff received none. The committee moved on to the next agenda item. V. Review and Comment Regarding the February 26, 2015 Transportation Policy Committee's (TPC's) Meeting Minutes - No Action Required Mr. Barnett asked for comments on the February 26, 2015 TPC meeting minutes. MPO staff received none. The committee moved on to the next agenda item. Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting April 8, 2015 11 P a g e VI. Review and Discussion of Planning for Anticipated Proposition 1 Funding for On- System (TxDOT) Projects Mr. Brown reported on Proposition 1 Funding stating the original amount of $3,120,000 has been lowered to around $2,600,000 in funding for FY 2015. This disbursement would go towards two projects inside the MPO area. Mr. Brown stated the first project was the FM 369 Corridor Drainage Ditch Enclosure and the second is a Diamond Grind /Full Depth Concrete Pavement Repair at various locations. He stated the portion of the Proposition 1 disbursement allocated to Wichita Falls would cover the US 287 Corridor Roadway Lighting project and that the remaining funds would go towards programming projects that are in the best interest of WFMPO, likely mobility, or preliminary engineering to prepare mobility projects to let for construction. Mr. Brown stated that TxDOT would choose the on- system mobility projects from the MPO's Prioritized Project List. He recommended coming up with a plan to determine which projects will qualify for future Proposition 1 funding. Mr. Barnett asked for any questions or comments regarding Proposition 1 Funding. Receiving none, the committee moved on to the next agenda item. Vii. Review and Discussion of Progress on the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grants Development Mr. Barnett directed the committee's attention to page 19 of the meeting packet. He stated Mr. John Burrus, Director of Aviation, Traffic, & Transportation, presented the TAP resolution to City Council on April 7, 2015, which is a requirement for the TAP grant. City Council approved the resolution, at 20% local match, for inclusion in the TAP grant applications. Mr. Powell gave a brief update on the six projects currently under development for the TAP grant. He stated the cost for all projects is $14,935,942 and requires a 20% local match of $2,987,188. Mr. Barnett stated that the City of Wichita Falls must submit the project applications by the May 4, 2015 deadline. Mr. Barnett asked for any comments or questions regarding the Transportation Alternatives Program Grant development. Receiving none, the committee moved on to the next agenda item. VIII. Wichita Falls Health Department Presentation on Area Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail System Smart Phone Application Mr. Will Carter, Program Manager for the Wichita Falls- Wichita County Public Health District, presented the committee with a handout and PowerPoint regarding the Health District's new smartphone application called the "Wichita Falls Trail System ". Mr. Carter stated the application provides a wonderful way to enjoy the benefits of healthy exercise and enjoy looking at the beautiful scenery in our parks and along our stream corridors. Currently there are over 18 miles of concrete trail, but once completed, the resulting citywide Circle Trail System will be approximately 26 miles. Mr. Carter stated the application allows you to check out the trail, browse photos, locate parking and restrooms and find things to do along the trail under Points of Interest such as Geocaching. Mr. Carter stated the application is currently located in the Google Play store, but can also be added to your phone's home screen by creating a bookmark when you visit the apps website. Mr. Barnett asked for comments regarding the Health Districts Wichita Falls Trail System application. None was received. The committee moved on to the next agenda item. Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting April 8, 2015 2 1 P a g e IX. Distribution to the TAC Committee of the Completed Transit Oriented Development Study with Review and Discussion to Follow Mr. Barnett distributed a copy of the finalized Transit Oriented Development study to the TAC Committee. Mr. Barnett noted a minor change to the report regarding the WFMPO boundary expansion. He stated that towards the conclusion of the TOD study, the MPO expanded its boundary along its southern edge. He commented that the boundary revision did not affect the TOD assessment and that Freese and Nichols, Inc. included a footnote near the beginning of the document referring to this change. The consultant also included an appendix at the back of the document that illustrated the MPO's new boundary in comparison to the original boundary. Mr. Barnett asked for comments regarding the Transit Oriented Development Study handout. Receiving none, the committee moved on to the next agenda item. X. Review and Discuss the 2015 Environmental Justice Report Mr. Barnett directed the committee's attention to the 2015 Environmental justice Report enclosure. Mr. Arbeau gave a brief summary of the changes to the report. He stated that he updated the entire document from 2000 census data to 2010 census data. However, he commented that the biggest change was to the format of the document, which he discussed at length. The advisory committee recommended forwarding the Environmental justice Report to the Policy Board for review and approval at the April 22, 2015 TPC meeting. Mr. Barnett asked for any comments regarding the 2015 Environmental justice Report. None was received. The committee moved on to the next agenda item. XI. Other Business: a. Discussion & Overview of Progress on Local Transportation Projects - City and TxDOT staff (Quarterly Review) TxDOT: Mr. Beer reported on 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; US 287 at Huntington Road bridge replacement; SH 240 bridge replacement; FM 2650 extend culverts and add shoulders; FM 369 at Fairway to McNeil drainage ditch enclosure; LP 473 Hatton Road place curb and gutter; and US 277/US 82 from 7th street to Galveston Street (North and South bound) bridge maintenance and repair. CiM. Mr. Powell reported that the McNiel Drainage and Southwest Parkway Intersection Improvements were approximately 65% complete. He stated Southwest Parkway would open back up within the next week or so. He reported on the 2015 8th Street and Ohio Intersection Enhancement Project stating it was 65% complete. The Wichita Bluff Hike and Bike Trail was 10% complete. Scheduled projects include the 2015 Street Rehab Project at various locations across the city. b. MPO Quarterly Financial Report (1St Quarter - October, November, December) Mr. Barnett reported on the first quarter expenses for the MPO. He stated that the MPO had spent 43.16% of its allocation for FY 2015. He asked for any comments on the first quarter financial report. He received none. c. Grouped TxDOT CSj Projects Report Wichita Falls MPO TAC Meeting April 8, 2015 3 1 P a g e The meeting adjourned at 11:40 a.m, Wichita Falls MPO TA C Meeting Apri]8,2015 4 1 P a g e