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Sarasota/Manatee MPO Agenda Results: June 23, 2014

Published Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:03 am

SARASOTA – At Monday's MPO Meeting, members voted to approve the 2014 MPO Project Priorities, approve the Regional Priorities from the Transportation Regional Incentive Program and Regional Trails, and voted to renew the employment agreement with Director Michael Howe. 


Call to Order




(Items not on the agenda)





The Chairs or representative of the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC), Stanley Hochman, and of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Alex DavisShaw, will update the MPO on those committees’ activities and provide the MPO Board an opportunity to direct questions.


CAC Vice-Chair Joe Justice said, on June 5, the Citizen Advisory Committee adopted and approved the Transportation Improvement Plan -- the "roundabouts" and the 2014 priority list.


TAC Claude Tankesley said at their last meeting they approved the 2014 MPO plan and priority list, and endorsed the federal grant transportation request.




III. PTTF REPORT (Public Transportation Task Force)


Commissioner Jack Rynerson, PTTF Chair, will provide the MPO with an update on the activities of the Task Force.


Rynerson said, "The opening of the new mall is changing everything. SCAT is running from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. everyday except Sunday. MCAT and SCAT share route 99. A route goes to the airport, a route to North Port and Venice and the busses have been modified to carry more luggage. There has also been canopies for both services, so riders can get out of the rain." 





1. FDOT will provide the MPO with an update on activities and issues and provide the MPO Board members an opportunity to direct questions. 





The MPO Executive Director, Michael Howe, will update the Board Members on activities and issues.






The MPO Chair, Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle, will update the Board Members on activities and issues. -- Chairman Bustle was absent.



VII. CONSENT SECTION -- All matters listed under the Consent Section are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items.  If discussion is desired by an MPO Board member, that item will be removed from the Consent Section and will be considered at the end of the section.


1. Approval of Meeting Minutes


Staff will seek a motion to approve the April 28, 2014 Meeting Minutes of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board Meeting. 


2. Appointment to the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC)


MPO ratification of the appointment to the CAC of Mr. Willie J. Oler from Sarasota County.


3. Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Grant for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/2015


Staff will seek a motion to adopt Resolution No. 2014-02 authorizing the Chair to execute a grant application and execute any related agreements with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD).


Consent Agenda -- Approved Unanimous





Please note that the following public hearing items were scheduled for 10:00 a.m. or reasonably thereafter and have been advertised accordingly.


1. Adoption of the FY 2014/2015 – 2018/2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 


Staff will seek a motion for MPO Board adoption of the FY 2014/2015-2018/2019 TIP


Note: This item requires a vote by the show of hands. -- 


Motion to separate one of the three measures listed under safety -- Failed, 6 to 8

Amendment to take all three of the safety measures from the item -- Passed, 10 to 5

Final vote to amended motion -- Approved, 14 to 1, Barbetta dissent   





1. 2014 MPO Project Priorities


Staff will seek a motion by the Board of the MPO approving the 2014 Project Priority Lists for Major Improvements, Multimodal Emphasis Corridor (MMEC), Congestion Management System (CMS) and Transportation Alternative Programs (TAP).  -- Approved, Unanimous


2. 2014 Regional Priorities – Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) and Regional Trails


Review and ratification of MPO Board’s TRIP and Regional Trails Committee’s negotiations with the Polk TPO and Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO regarding project priorities. -- Approved, Unanimous


3. Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) 5307 & 5339 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects  -- 


Staff will seek a motion for MPO endorsement of SCAT’s 5307 & 5339 FTA Grant applications and Program of Projects.-- Approved, Unanimous



4. MPO General Planning Consultant Agreements


Review and authorize MPO Chair to execute General Planning Consultant (GPC) agreements with three (3) GPCs recommended by the MPO’s Selection Committee. -- Approved, Unanimous


5. Employment Agreement Executive Director


Review and approve recommendation by the MPO Chair Bustle to renew Employment Agreement with Executive Director. -- Approved, 13 to 1, Robinson Dissent (wanted "performance-based" in contract). 





1. US 41 Roundabouts from 10th Street to 14th Street in Sarasota County


Joe Lauk, Senior Project Manager, FDOT, will provide a presentation regarding the US 41 10th Street to 14th Street roundabouts in Sarasota County. -- No action





1. Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) -- Bob Clifford is leaving, Donald Skelton will be interm director until further notice. 








The next meeting will be held July 28, 2014, at the Holiday Inn, 8009 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.




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