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09-04-2014 I MESILLA VALLEY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION 2 TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 3 4 The following are minutes for the meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee of the 5 Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) which was held September 4, 6 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall, Council Chambers, 700 N. Main St., Las Cruces, New 7 Mexico. 8 9 MEMBERS PRESENT: Mike Bartholomew (CLC Transit) 10 Larry Altamirano (LCPS) I1 Louis Grijalva (CLC Public Works) 12 John Gwynne (DA Flood Commission) 13 Jolene Herrera (NMDOT) 14 John Knopp (Town of Mesilla) 15 Harold Love (NMDOT) 16 Rene Molina (DAC Engineering) 17 Jack Valencia (SCRTD) 18 Greg Wake (NMSU) 19 Debbi Lujan (Town of Mesilla) 20 21 MEMBERS ABSENT: Willie Roman (CLC Transportation) 22 Luis Marmolejo (DAC) 23 Jesus Morales (EBID) 24 Bill Childress (BLM) 25 26 STAFF PRESENT: Andrew Wray (MPO Staff) 27 Orlando Fierro (MPO Staff) 28 29 OTHERS PRESENT: Desmond Cole, (Zia EEC) 30 Becky Baum, RC Creations, LLC, Recording Secretary 31 32 33 1. CALL TO ORDER 34 35 Valencia: Meeting called to order at 4:02 p.m. 36 37 2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 38 39 John Knopp motioned to approve the agenda. 40 Mike Bartholomew seconds the motion. 41 All in favor. 42 43 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 44 45 3.1 August 7, 2014 46 2 I Bartholomew: Mr. Chair, there's a couple of little typo, grammatical things in there. 2 3 Valencia: Okay. 4 5 Bartholomew: On page 2, line ... where was it at, line 31, excuse me, page 3, line 31, it 6 says "There's a hyphen in 5310", there shouldn't be a hyphen. Page 4 the 7 very first line, it should be "multimodal" one word, it's not "multi model". And 8 page 10, line 39 the word should be alluding with an ALL instead of eluding 9 EL. 10 11 Valencia: Is that it? 12 13 Bartholomew: That was it. 14 15 Valencia: Okay, we have an additional one, go ahead. 16 17 Knopp: On page eight, Murphy's, toward the bottom of the page, it says the whip 18 route, it's really WIPP, Waste Isolation Project Plan. 19 20 Valencia: What line is that on? 21 22 Knopp: Oh, I'm sorry, that's line 33. 23 24 Valencia: Thank you. Okay, I'll take a motion with those corrections. 25 26 Mike Bartholomew motioned to approve the minutes as corrected. 27 Larry Altamirano seconds the motion. 28 All in favor. 29 30 4. PUBLIC COMMENT— None 31 32 5. ACTION ITEMS 33 34 5.1 Amendments to the 2014-2019 TIP 35 36 Andrew Wray gave a presentation. 37 38 Valencia: I have a question and it's probably more to Harold or Jolene. On these 39 railroad crossings, as in the SLRP, that they ... maybe not the SLRP on the 40 rail plan that's out there presently, would these decrease those necessary 41 improvements from that projected list? 42 43 Herrera: Probably. To be honest I haven't looked at that list. A lot of these are just the 44 routine maintenance type stuff that we do on railroad crossings, so I'm not 45 sure if they correlate directly to that list. They've got to be related in some 46 way, but I haven't looked specifically at these projects and that list. 3 1 2 Valencia: Okay. Are there any other questions regarding any of the mentioned 3 projects? 4 5 Gwynne: Mr. Chairmen. 6 7 Valencia: John. 8 9 Gwynne: Yes, I'd like to ask a question about this LC00210, the Goat Hill Road 10 crossing. Has there been any coordination on the design of this with ... with 11 the County at all 12 13 Love: Yes and actually we had a field review where Dickey Apodaca was there as 14 part of the review, so. 15 16 Gwynne: Okay. The reason I'm asking is that we're, we are experiencing some very 17 large flooding events in that area and we want to make sure that we're all 18 working together on that. Thank you. 19 20 Valencia: Additional comments on any of the projects by the Board? 21 22 Bartholomew: Mr. Chair. I missed it I guess. What is the very first one, 1100830, which 23 interchange is that? 24 25 Valencia: Andrew. 26 27 Wray: That is the 1-10 mile point 140 through 143. Is that the Missouri Bridge? 28 29 Herrera: No, that's Union Avenue and ramp E of University, so it's the ones on 1-10 30 towards the 1-25 interchange. 31 32 Knopp: Excuse me Jolene, exit 140 is Mesita. 33 34 Wray: That's the mile point 140. 35 36 Knopp: Right, I know. But it's the same thing, is it not? Isn't that ... 37 38 Herrera: We always go a little bit wider on our project termini for clearance purposes, 39 so. 40 41 Knopp: So the 140.5 to 143 mile markers is not ... you said it's over by the 42 interchange of 1-10 and 1-25. 43 44 Herrera: Towards the interchange. Yeah ... 45 46 Knopp: I thought that was like 144 or something thing that. 4 1 2 Herrera: No. 3 4 Knopp: Okay. 5 6 Valencia: Additional comments or questions? If not, Andrew do you want us to ... 1 7 assume take it all as one item. 8 9 Wray: Yes, Mr. Chair. 10 I1 Valencia: As the amendment and it is page ... you're referencing page 15 correct? 12 13 Wray: Yes, that is the item up for vote. 14 15 Valencia: Okay. 16 17 Mike Bartholomew move to recommend the amendments to the TIP. 18 Harold Love seconds the motion. 19 All in favor. 20 21 6. COMMITTEE AND STAFF COMMENTS 22 23 Valencia: Any member of the Committee have any comments this evening? If not 24 Andrew, you have comments? 25 26 Wray: Yes, Mr. Chair. I'd like to direct the attention of the Committee to page 18 in 27 the packet and to the supplemental sheet that should have been provided at 28 your stations. These are two administrative modifications that were 29 requested by the Department of Transportation. These are not up for action. 30 These changes have already been made on LC00110, there was construction 31 funding moved to FY2015, and on LC00100 there was funding set aside for 32 utilities and those changes have already been made. 33 34 Valencia: Okay. 35 36 Wray: And in addition, I also would like to announce to the Committee that we have 37 extended an offer that has been accepted for Chowdhury's position and we 38 are anticipating having that individual on board with us by the time this Body 39 meets again in October. 40 41 Valencia: Okay, any additional comments on these two submissions? 42 43 Wray: Oh and I apologize Mr. Chair, there was one other thing that I ... was rather 44 important, I should've remembered this. The TIP call for projects is going to 45 be going out in October. I don't know that it'll be right at the first of the month, 5 I so this Body may meet again before that letter actually gets sent out, but it is 2 coming up in the very near future so be watching for it. 3 4 Valencia: And what is the time frame for submission of projects under the TIP? 5 6 Wray: Sometime before the end of the year. I apologize I can't remember right off 7 the top of my head. Jolene may actually be able to give a more accurate 8 answer. 9 10 Herrera: I think the timeline that DOT is on right now, is we need to have your list or 11 whatever of projects by March of 2015. 12 13 Wray: Oh, so it's not quite as constrained as I thought, but staff is probably going to 14 ask for it before the end of the year. 15 16 Herrera: Well and there's still steps in between that as far as ranking and all sorts of 17 other things, so. 18 19 Valencia: Okay. 20 21 Bartholomew: Mr. Chair. I did have one question that stem back to the minutes, at the end 22 of the discussion at the last meeting, Mr. Murphy had mentioned that there 23 was going to be an agenda for public meetings relating to the truck routes in 24 the City, has that been established yet? 25 26 Wray: Mr. Chair, Mr. Bartholomew. Mr. Murphy has been going through some 27 difficult personal issues over the past month. I don't think any work has been 28 going on with regards to that. I don't think there's been time. 29 30 Bartholomew: Okay. 31 32 Valencia: I don't know anything more about it than that. 33 34 Bartholomew: One other thing. I was at a City Council meeting the other day and he 35 presented a time frame I guess where the MPO was going to be holding 36 some community meetings throughout the affected areas and I think ... and 1 37 just wanted to bring it to your all's attention that that meeting schedule has 38 conflicts with Viva Dona Ana that week also, so there might be some 39 consideration made to possibly moving those meetings. 40 41 Wray: I am not aware of that. Mr. Murphy left immediately after the meeting you 42 referenced so I didn't ... I didn't get any information on that. 43 44 Bartholomew: If you could bring that to his attention I'd appreciate it. 45 46 Wray: Okay. 6 1 2 Valencia: Any other comments from members of the Committee. Andrew are you 3 finished with ..9 4 5 Wray: Yes, I do believe I am now Mr. Chair. I apologize. 6 7 Valencia: No, no, no problem. 8 9 7. PUBLIC COMMENT - None 10 11 8. ADJOURNMENT 12 13 Mike Bartholomew motioned to adjourn meeting at 4:15 p.m. 14 Jolene Herrera seconds the motion. 15 All in favor. 16 17 18 19 20 airperson /