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07-13-1994 LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION MEETING WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1994 1 The following is the Agenda for the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization's Policy Committee Annual Meetirq held on Wednesday, July 2 13, 1994, at 7:00 p.m. , in the Las Cruces City Council Chambers, 200 North Church Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 3MEMEERS PST: John Haltom, Vice Chairman (City of Las Cruces) Herculano Ferralez (City of Las Cruces) 4 Kenneth Miyyaagashima (County of Dona Ana) Edward Southworth (Town of Mesilla) 5 Michael Cadena (Town of Mesilla) Thad Box (Town of Mesilla) 6 NEMBERS Affi1WTT: Ray B. Luchini (County of Dona Ana) Tommy Tomlin (Ccity of Las Cruces) STAFF PRESENT: Michael Parks, Acting MPO Officer 8 David Carpenter, City Planning Minerva Sanchez, Recording Secretary 9 CALL TO ORDER 10 Mr. Haltom called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. 11 ELECTION OF OFFICERS Mr. Haltom said, we' ll proceed to Election of Officers. Do we have any 12 nominations for Chairman? 13 1"r . Ferralez said, I nominate Councilor Tomlin for Chairman. Mr. Haltom seconded. Mr. Haltom . said, are there any other nominations? 14 There were no other nominations. Mr. Ferralez said, I move we close the nominations and elect Mr. Tomlin by acclamation. Mr. Southworth seconded. Mr. Haltom said, does everyone understand the motion? All 15 in favor of the motion, signify by saying aye. The vote was unanimous. 16 Mr. Haltom said, the second order ,of business is nomination of a Vice Chairman. Mr. Miyagashima said,F I . nominate Mr. Ferralez. Mr. Southworth seconded. Mr. Haltom -:.said, are there any other 17 nominations? Mr. Southworth said, S move we close nominations and elect Mr. Ferralez by acclamation. Mr. Haltom said, all those in favor 18 of the motion signifyby saying aye. The vote was unanimous. Mr. Haltom said, I spoke witthh Mr. Tomlin today, and he said that he would 19 be able to attend the TAC meetings which are held at 4:00 p.m. REVIEW OF MINUTES 20 Mr. Haltom said, the next order of business is Review of the Minutes. 21 Mr. Southworth said, Mr. Chairman, I move that we approve the Minutes of June 15, 1994. Mr. Ferralez seconded. Mr. Haltom said, it has been moved and seconded to approve the minutes. Are there any comments on 22 the Minutes or corrections? All in favor of the motion, signify by 23 saying aye. The vote was unanimous. OLD BUSINESS 24 Mr. Haltom said, the third order of business is Old Business: Review of the MPO Transportation Plan. No action is required, but staff will 25 report on the modifications that have been made. 26 Mr. Parks said, yes, Mr. Chairman, we have some color graphics to pass out to you, which Mr. Carpenter went to pick up at the office. He 27 should be here shortly. At last month's meeting, several comments were made addressing format of the Plan; some grammatical errors were 28 pointed out which we've corrected; Let me just go through and explain 29 30 31 32 i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION JULY 13, 1994 1 2 what changes the TAC has recommended and some of the new thirX within $ the Plan. One of the major issues that they brought up was that it's too big So what we did was we consolidated a lot of the information. Originally, the document was prepared-so that each chapter would stand 4 alone and could be adopted -:various agencies as they saw fit. By doing so, we had redundency ,�t. What was recommended was to 5 consolidate it and- just make it all one.document; and that's what we've done. We've taken the history section, the definitions and some of the 6 information we have from various study corridors, and moved it all the way up to the front of the document in one place. That has reduced the document by about 50 pages. The official master copy we have now has 7 been reduced considerably. What we have done.is also increase it a little bit from those 50 pages and included a public comment section in 8 the appendices.., It's to show that we have responded to thelic comments we have received. We have included every single comment we have received (paraphrased) , and written out a response to that 9 particular comment. Some of the comments, we can make no response to; for instance, if it was ug ed the public that we needed a ferry 10 boat to get across the Rio Gra de,' aat is something that is obvious is not going to happen. So, 'we really wouldn't address such a comment, 11 but we would list it as a comment which was received. We do have a section that we are . preparing for those types of comments. If we receive several comments addressing the same issue, we've paraphrased 12 those into one comment and then addressed that accordingly The way we propose to do this is that we will have_a list of the public comments, 13 then list our response, and then a reference page where they can find how we addressed it. That is one of the major changes. Last month one 14 of the comments was that you can't evaluate the graphics because they are black and white and it's difficult to do so. We looked at getting color copies made for the Committee, but the most inexpensive price was 15 $500.00• We felt that was, a little to expensive for a draft, so what we will be showing you tonight is one color copy for you to review. We 16 think the color really makes a difference. You've seen these before in black and white, but I think by using the City's GIS System, and their color plotters, we've been able to really spruce them up and make the 17 information a lot more clear. 18 Mr. Haltom said, let's be sure to show them to the Mayor. He really likes this sort of thing. 19 Mr. pis said, we figured that we have the equipment, so we might as well use it. The final copies,will be in color and will be printed at 20 a commercialprinter from these masters. The final draft will be double-sided like a regular - book, so the amount of paper will be 21 reduced. Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Parks, can you point out to us any substantial 22 changes that have been made from the original document; not additions to the document, but the substantial changes. I remember, for example, 23 that I had raised a question about the possibility of the effect of bike paths on other forms of transportation as one of the criteria that 24 you might use. Mr. Parks said, yes, Mr. Chairman. For that, I'll turn it over to Mr. 25 Carpenter. He's the gentleman who has worked on the Bike Path Element and he has the most up-to-date information. 26 Mr. Carpenter said, Mr. Chairman, in , Carpe Appendix A Page A-2 through A-6, it has the general comments. It's broken down into subcategories, 27 general introduction, study area information, implementation, and then it goes to specific items that address all modes, and then the 28 remaining items are Thoroughfare Element items, Public Transportion 29 30 -2- 81 82 i • j� I LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION JULY 13, 1994 1 2 8 Element, Bicycle Element, and then ,; Rail Element. For a general overview, we can go through them rather quickly. On 1.1, Councilor 4 Tomlin recommended a statement of flexibility within the Plan, and that will be put in the front in the section on "Purpose." The other 5 recommendation, Mr. Chairman, is about the effects about bicycle lanes and paths on other modes of transportation, that has also been addressed within the Bicycle Element. I believe it's comment number 6 7.11: A comment was made concerning the evaluation of new bicycle facilities and the criteria for their evaluation. The comment 7 suggested that an additional item to evaluate the impact of a new facility on existing motor vehicle traffic. Mr. Chairman, I believe that was your comment. The other comment was also on the large amount 8 of landscaping requirements, ' and we have shortened that. We made a statement where each of the local government entities that are 9 installing or building the new bicycle facility shall establish or follow their own existing landscaping standards. That leaves that up 10 to the discretion of the government entity and also to what they can afford to implement, as well. 11 Mr. Haltom said, may I ask a question? Including these under comments, does that mean they do not appear in the Plan, and the Plan remains as 12 it originally prepared? What does that mean? Mr. Carpenter said, Mr. Chairman, these are just the general comments 13 that we ve received either verbatim or paraphrased, and they will be addressed specifically within , the Plan, and we will also establish 14 formal responses to each comment that we receive. That will be the following pages after this and we will cite specific pages where that 15 comment is addressed in the Plan. This will act as a reference. In the front of the Plan we will do a summary or disposition of the comments we've received and how we addressed them. If there is a 16 comment that we do not address, according to my understanding from the Federal Highway .Administration Officials, if we were to receive a 14 comment that was not financially constrained for the MPO to do, we have to address the comment by saying, "we cannot afford to build that 18 project or to perform it ', but we do have to address each and every comment. Leaving a comment unanswered is not addressing the comment. 19 Mr. Parks said, Mr. Chairman, because the public comment section appears in the appendices, it is also our understanding that the 20 Federal Highway Administration officials view it as not being part of the Plan, but since we have referenced the relevant sections in the 21 Plan where we've addressed those comments, it will suffice. Mr. Carpenter said, that's the other reason for the summary in the 22 front of the Plan on how we handled the public comments. Mr. Haltom said, the other question I had was, according to the 23 regulations or the requirements for making this Plan, is the Plan to be made by planners and then the agency for which they work, comments will 24 be treated the same as comments from the general public? In other words, this is not "our" (the Policy-;Committee's) plan, but it is a 25 Plan designed by transportation planners. I guess the question I'm asking is why are theions :-fro the members of the.Pol icy 26 Committee, under whose au�y. the Plan is issued, treated the same as comments from the general public: If we say, we want this in the Plan, is that within our authority or not? That's the point I want to 27 get across. 28 Mr. Parks said, Mr. Chairman, to.answer your question, I believe staff is going overboard in making sure that we address every comment that we receive. That seems to be the number one issue at the federal level. f 29 They want to be sure thatit'.s an.open participation process. Make no mistake. This is the Policy Committee's Plan. It is not the 30 81 —3- 82 382 i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION JULY 13, 1994 1 2 transportation Planner's Plan. It's not staff's Plan. It is your Plan, as the IPO Policy Committee. If you make a comment that 4 something needs to be changed in the Plan, it will be changed and that is the way it will be. What we are simply doing is documenting all of 5 the back and forth deliberation and the process that evolved this Plan. We don't mean to imply that a policy makers comment is anything less than what it is. If you are. responsible for the Plan, we want to 6 make sure that it is exactly what you desire. 7 Mr. Haltom said, you understand why I raised the question, don't you? Because I think that the impact of a bicycle path on other forms of $ transportation is a legitimate criterion to be included for evaluating �is for bicycle paths. And I think this Committee agreed with me t was a valid criterion. So, I guess what brought me up a little 9 short is that it is a comment treated like the input from members of the public which appears for comment and response and not in the Plan. 10 Mr. Parke said, as I understand, that particular comment is being addressed as part of the analysis section for the Bicycle Element. 11 Whenever a new facility goes in, it will be used as a criterion for whether or not a bicycle path is to be developed. As I understand 12 also, there is a Bicycle Advisory Committee to the MPO that will be formed as a result of this Plan that will use that criterion when 13 determining the location and size and scope of all bicycle paths, as an advisory o you, the Policy Committee. You will still have the final 14 say- Mr. Haltom said, thanks. I just wanted to know if what we had to say 15 was not more than just a comment from the public that you have to respond to. If a majority of us decide that this will be a criterion, 16 I would presume that this would be a criterion. 17 Mr. Parks said, yes, sir, it would. Mr. Carpenter said, Mr. Chairman, if you will allow me to add a comment. On that criteria, after 36 pages of working on that document 18 you tend to lose yourself within it and it becomes your baby. To be totally honest, your comment is a very valid one, and probably the most 19 substantive comment we have received in reference to ht at section. It is something that we, as staff, had overlooked. We had gotten too 20 involved in other specific items. When you madeit, a light bulb came on and we realized it was something that we had overlooked. 21 Mr. Haltom said, I'm not chewing you out, I just wanted clarification. I also thought Mr. Tomlin's comment on flexibility was also a very 22 valid comment I don't want. to. treat our new chairman as if he was a member of the public with no authority in this matter. 23 Mr. Parks said, Mr. Chairman, along those lines of flexibility, what 24 has been written into the text of this document is that this document is an advisory document to_. the- local governments. That's where the flexibility comes in. If local governments are finding that our advice 25 is not working, then we've written in there a safeguar-d that we can come back and revise it to make it work. It comes up for mandatory 26 review every five years or as needed. The flexibility is there. Mr. Haltom said, I want to apologize for something that's unusual for 27 me. And that is, that I have not read this. I have had some family problems and things that kept me from getting to it, and I hardly ever 2$ het to meeting without having read everything that's been prepared for it. This time I didn't, so i I ask questions that you think, ifyou'd read that report, you'd know the answer to that. So, I am sorry, but I 29 didn't have the time, and I will read it as soon as possible. 30 31 -4' 32 i LAS CRUCES MEr"OLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION JULY 13, 1994 1 2 8 Mr. Southworth said, I just wanted to say that I found in going through this that it is a tremendous improvement over the version we had last 4 month and that there's been a lot of work done to improve the readability, the format, and so forth, so I think you're going to enjoy 5 reading it when you get a chance. 6 Mr. Haltom said, I'll do this in the next four or five days. Mr. Parks said, Mr. Chairman, I also need to report the actions of the 7 Technical Advisory Committee in reviewing this Plana At out last meeting which was last Thursday, the TAC agreed to meet again on the twenty-eighth of this month :. just to get one more work session in to 8 address some comments and concerns. Some of the things that are coming out of the TAC are very valid and right now they are along the lines of 9 evaluating the public comment process but the need and scope of bike paths versus airplanes versus rails and all of the other modes. I 10 think the TAC will have some good comments at their next meeting. As the Committee is aware, we're trying. to push to get this approved in AAuugquusst so we can have it to' the State to meet all of those deadlines. 11 Officially, the MPO's Plan is due to the federal government on December 16. We hope that by ,getting it to the State in August, that will give 12 them enough time to respond and ifthey. .need to, they can send their comments back and then the Committee can-,have a chance to see it again 13 and alddress any ants the State may have. That's our timeline and sch14 Mr. Haltom said, in reading this, if we have other comments, I presume that they would be welcome and we could send them to you so they can be 15 taken care of before the August meeting. Mr. Parks said, officially, the public comment period ends July 29. 16 Being that this is your document, you have complete access beyond that 17 date. We will make every effort to include all of your comments. Mr. Haltom said, if I see something that you might have missed, I' ll be 18 sure to let you know. Mr. Parks said, Mr. Chairman, with that, I don't have any other 19 comments to report on other than staff will continue to work on revising this. 20 Mr. Haltom said, does anyone else have any other comments before we 21 move on to other business? Mr. Ferralez said, I would just like to comment that it is a very large 22 volume but I think it is very informative. There's a lot of information here. I, too, need to read this because it is very 23 interesting. We're going to be dealing with this for a long time. 24 NEW BUSINESS Mr. Haltom said, we'll go on to New Business: Consideration of Open 25 ti A t Resolut'on with regards to MPO Meeti , Policies, and e tines- lution �07. Do I hear a motion on it- 26 W': &3uthwr_nth said, W.. chairman, I move that we approve Resolution 94- 007. Mr. Ferralez seconded. Mr. Haltom said, do we have any 27 comments? Mr. Haltom said, might I presume. that this is as we have done in the 28 past? No changes, correct? 29 8o 81 -5- 82 i f I i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION JULY 13, 1994 1 2 8 Mr. Parks said, that is correct. There are no changes. It is an 4 annual occurrence that we are required to comply with. This is verbatim from last year. 5 Mr. Ferralez said, the only comment I have is, that as long as I have been a member of this organization, we've never had anybody comment 6 that we're violating the Open Meetings Act in any manner, whatsoever. We've given the public ample opportunity to participate as they choose. 7 Mr. Haltom said, yes—open, but usually not well-attended. It's only 8 when we're coming in to somebody's back yard. All those in favor of the motion, signify by saying aye. The vote in favor was unanimous. 9 DISCUSSION/OTHER ITEMS OF IDTIEREST 10 Mr. Haltom said, are there any other comments from anyone? 11 Mr' Ferralez said, I have been contacted by a couple of residents outside of Las Cruces (Tortugas) who are concerned with the apparent number of accidents taking place at the intersection of Tortugas Road 12 and Main Street. They are inquiring about whether or not we have done anything to straighten out Watson Lane and Tortugas Road. For example, 13 when someone is on Watson Lane going east and needs to vet on to Main Street and then immediately get on Tortugas Road, it s a situation where they only have about 100 feet to do this. I remember that this 14 has come up before, and I believe that they may be here at the next meeting to bring this up. They'd like the MPO to recommend to the 15 Highway Department that somethirxj be done as soon as possible. They don't necessarily mean signalization, but at least maybe get closer to 16 the Circle K Store on the east side of Main Street and then curve a little to the south coming from Watson Lane. 17 Mr. Haltom said, Councilor Ferralez, as a matter of fact that has been in our proposal and the Highway Department has accepted it. I was 18 surprised how quickly they did, and it might be because of the cost compared with some of the other projects that we listed as priorities. 19 It is in this year's program for the Highway Department. Now, as to the actual alignment, is there someway that people can express their opinion about it? 20 Mr. Parks said, Mr. Chairman, if they would like to contact myself at 21 our offices, I'd be happy to put them in touch with the State officials ina of that project. I unierstanyou that what will be seeing out there first will be a temporary signal at Tortuff&8 and Watson ani 22 Main to control the flow of traffic. Then in the following year or the year after depending on their ;design timeline, they will begin 23 reconstruction of the intersection.alorrj with four lanes for South Main from Union to Pajaro. All of that will be created at the same time. It is their desire to tie the Watson realignment.with the South Main 24 project, so that's why you'll see the temporary signal first and then the realignment together with the street widening If I'm not mistaken 25 I think that will occur in 1996-97 (construction) and the signal in 1995-96. 26 Mr. Ferralez said, I knew something had gone through us on this, but I 27 didn't know what stage it was in. Mr. Haltom said, you might tell them that we' ll be happy to have them 28 here, but they won't need to make a presentation since it is already in the works. 29 Mr. Ferralez said, I'm pretty sure that they will be here. 30 31 —6- 82 i i I LAS CRUCES MEIROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION JULY 13, 1994 1 2 8 Mr. Haltom said, any other comments? ThereWere no other comments and 4 the meeting adjot-ned. 5 MINUTES SUBMITTED BY: 6 7 inerva Sanchez, crearY 8 Las Cruces Planning De Cr 9 MINUTE'S APPROVED BY: 10 11 oWzot ,Actin Chairnnan 12 Teas Criice "fie Iistan-Planniri °_Q1;ani.zati:an 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 81 -7- 82 1 LAS CRUCES ETROPOLITAN PLQ4NING ORGANIZATION ME. ..LA DONA ANA COUNTY LAS CRUCES LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION PUBLIC NOTICE The following is the Agenda for the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization' s Policy Committee Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 13, 1994, at 7 : 00 p.m. , in the Las Cruces City Council Chambers, 200 North Church St . , Las Cruces, New Mexico. The City of Las Cruces will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations) for people with disabilities who ,wish to attend a public meeting. Please notify the City at least 24 hours before the meeting. Telephone 526-0000 or TDD number, 525-0122 . I . CALL TO ORDER II . ELECTION OF OFFICERS III . REVIEW OF MINUTES IV. OLD BUSINESS A. Review of the MPO Transportation Plan. V. NEW BUSINESS A. Consideration of Open Meetings Act Resolution with regards to MPO Meetings, Policies, and Procedures - Resolution 94-007 . VI . DISCUSSION/OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST VII . ADJOURNMENT Publish: Sunday, July 3 , 1994 1102�1 �� PO DRAWER CLC LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO 88004 526-0620 LAS�CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION ' POLICY COMMITTEE ACTIOORM FOR MEETING OF: July 13 , 1994 AGENDA ITEM: CONSIDERATION OF OPEN MEETINGS ACT RESOLUTION WITH REGARDS TO MPO MEETINGS, POLICIES, AND PROCEDURES - RESOLUTION 94-007 . ACTION REQUESTED: Review and consideration of Resolution 94-007 . SUPPORT INFORMATION: 1 . Resolution 94-007 . DISCUSSION/OPTIONS: The Las Cruces MPO Policy Committee is required to show conformance to New Mexico State Statutes with the adoption of an Open Meetings Act Resolution on an annual basis. Staff has prepared Resolution 94-007 which is identical in content to the 1993 Open Meetings Act Resolution that was adopted by the MPO Policy Committee last year. OPTIONS: 1) Approve Resolution 94-007, the MPO Policy Committee will follow the same Open Meetings Act procedures that are currently in place. 2) Modify Resolution 94-007, modify as per Policy Committee direction. 3) Deny Resolution 94-007, provide a recommendation to staff concerning a new Open Meetings Act Resolution. LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING RGANIZATION T' RESOLUTION NO. 94-007 A RESOLUTION CERTIFYING THE MPO IS COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT FOR FY 1994-95 . The Policy Committee of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization is informed that : WHEREAS, Section 10-15-1 (B) of the Open Meetings Act (NMSA 1978, Sections 10-15-1 to 4) states that, except as may be otherwise provided in the Constitution or the provisions for the Open Meetings Act, all meetings of a quorum of members of any board, council, commission or other policy-making body of a state or local public agency held for the purpose for formulating public policy, discussing public business or for the purpose of taking any action within the authority of or the delegated authority of such body, are declared to be public meetings open to the public at all times; and WHEREAS, meetings subject to the Open Meetings Act at which the discussion or adoption of a proposed resolution, rule, regulation, or formal action occurs shall be held only after reasonable notice to the public; and WHEREAS, Section 10-15-1 (C) of the Open Meeting Act requires the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to determine annually what constitutes reasonable notice of its public meetings; NOW, THEREFORE, the Policy Committee of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization, determines, orders, and resolves as fows : (I) THAT all meetings shall be held at Las Cruces City Council Chambers at 200 North Main, Las Cruces , New Mexico at 7 : 00 pm or as indicated on the agenda. (II) THAT regular meetings shall be held each month on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 : 00 pm or as indicated on the agenda. A proposed agenda will be available during the week before the meeting from the City Public Information Office whose office is located in City Hall, 200 North Church, Las Cruces, New Mexico, or at the MPO office which is located at 575 S. Alameda. Notice of any other regular meetings will be given ten (10) days in advance of the meeting date. (III) THAT special meetings may be called by the Chairman or a majority of the members upon three (3) days notice . (IV) THAT emergency meetings will be called only under circumstances which demand immediate action to protect the health, safety and property of citizens . The MPO will avoid emergency meetings whenever possible . . Emergency meetings may be called by the Chairman or a majority of the members upon twenty-four (24) hours notice, unless threat of personal injury or property damage require less notice . (V) THAT for the purposes of regular meetings described in paragraph 2 of this resolution, notice requirements -are met if notice of the date, time, place, and general subject matter to be -3- discussed is placed in a newspaper of general circulation in the Las Cruces MPO urbanized area within ten (10) days of the meeting date . The MPO Officer or designee shall also distribute copies of the written notice to those broadcast stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission which have made a written request for notice of public meetings. (VI) THAT for the purposes of special meetings and emergency meetings described in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this resolution, notice requirements shall be met by posting notices at the Dona Ana Managers Complex, City of Las Cruces City Hall, Town of Mesilla, and Branigan Library. The MPO Officer or designee shall also provide written notice to a newspaper of general circulation and to those broadcast stations licensed by the Federal Communications Commission which have made a written request for notice of public meetings . (VII) THAT the MPO Chairman may close a meeting to the public only if the subject matter of such discussion or action is exempted from the open meeting requirement under Section 10-15-1 (E) of the Open Meetings Act . (A) If any meeting is closed during an open meeting, such closure shall be approved by a majority vote of a quorum of the MPO taken during the open meeting. The authority for the closure and the subjects to be discussed shall be stated in the motion for closure and the vote on closure of each individual member shall be recorded in the minutes . Only those subjects specified in the motion may be discussed in a closed meeting; and V -4- (B) If the decision to hold a closed meeting is made when the MPO is not in an open meeting, the closed meeting shall not be held until public notice, appropriate under the circumstances, and stating the specific provision of law authorizing the closed meeting and the subjects to be discussed, is given to the members and to the general public; and (C) Except as provided in Section 10-15-1 (E) , any action taken as a result of discussions in a closed meeting shall be made by vote of the MPO in an open public meeting; (VIII) THAT staff is hereby authorized to do all deeds necessary in the accomplishment of the herein above. DONE and APPROVED this day of 1994 . ATTEST: Chairman Luchini VOTE: Chairman Luchini : Moved By: Councillor Haltom: Councillor Ferralez : Councillor Tomlin: Seconded By: Commissioner Miyagishima: Mayor Southworth: Trustee Cadena- Trustee APPROVED AS TO FORM: Attorney LAS CRUCES R PO ITAN PLARNING ORGANIZATION MESILLA DONA ANA COUNTY LAS CRUCES LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION PUBLIC NOTICE The following is the Agenda for the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization' s Policy Committee Annual Meeting to be held on Wednesday, July 13, 1994, at 7 : 00 p.m. , in the Las Cruces City Council Chambers, 200 North Church St . , Las Cruces, New Mexico. The City of Las Cruces will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations) for people with disabilities who wish to attend a public meeting. Please notify the City at least 24 hours before the meeting. Telephone 526-0000 or TDD number, 525-0122 . I . CALL TO ORDER II . ELECTION OF OFFICERS III . REVIEW OF MINUTES IV. OLD BUSINESS A. Review of the MPO Transportation Plan. V. NEW BUSINESS A. Consideration of Open Meetings Act Resolution with regards to MPO Meetings, Policies, and Procedures - Resolution 94-007 . VI . DISCUSSION/OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST VII . ADJOURNMENT PO DRAWER CLC LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO 88004 526-0620 LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION PON 10"W POLICY COMMITTEE ACTION RM FOR MEETING OF: July 13 , 1994 AGENDA ITEM: ELECTION OF OFFICERS. ACTION REQUESTED: Election of Chairman and Vice-Chairman. SUPPORT INFORMATION: None. DISCUSSION/OPTIONS: None . LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY COMMITTEE ACTIONRM FOR MEETING OF: July 13 , 1994 AGENDA ITEM: REVIEW OF MINUTES. ACTION REQUESTED: Review and Consideration of Minutes - Policy Committee Meeting on June 15, 1994 . SUPPORT INFORMATION: 1 . Policy Committee Meeting Minutes for June 15, 1994 . DISCUSSION/OPTIONS: None. LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY COMMITTEE ACTIO ORM FOR MEETING OF: July 13 , 1994 AGENDA ITEM: REVIEW OF THE MPO TRANSPORTATION PLAN. ACTION REQUESTED: None . SUPPORT INFORMATION: 1 . An updated copy of the Transportation Plan (included with this packet) . DISCUSSION/OPTIONS: Staff is preparing for the TAC to provide a recommendation as to the MPO Transportation Plan for the Policy Committee at their July 7, 1994 meeting. If however, the TAC should need further review or additional public comment is taken at their meeting, the TAC may delay a final recommendation to the Transportation Plan until their August 4th meeting. Staff has prepared new, color graphics that are to be included within the Plan. Also, most of the public comment that has been provided thus far has been incorporated into the appendix of the Plan. Staff will provide the MPO Policy Committee members with a brief overview of the changes that have been made and all the public comments that we have been able to address . This meeting is also scheduled within the public notice for members of the public to provide comment on .the Plan. As always, if you should have any questions prior to the meeting, please feel free to contact Michael Parks or David Carpenter at 526-0620 . Revised: July 8, 1994 �-TRANSPORTATION PZAj insert FIGURE 5-15 : Major Thoroughfare Plan Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 5-31 Revised: July 8, 1994t T . 3PORTATION PIAt1T insert FIGURE 5-16 : Staged Implementation Plan Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 5-35 f , l Q Policy Committee Mailing_ List AGENDA (3Jj Agendas) Revised: July 6, 1994 HAND DELIVER 'M MRS .Xff .. .. ## I :::::: ::: R .:..:; ::...S.C ....... Mx EaC 'A'7C0�241.. 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Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1149 Mr. George Anaya MPOAG, DAC Road Dept. Director, 2025 E. Griggs St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001 Mr. Marc Ersland MPOAG, Yellow Cab Co, 1299 S. Espanola, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Mr. Ben Woods MPOAG, NMSU-Physical Plant Dir., Dept.3545; Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM, 88003 Mrs. Martha A. Durrenberger MPOAG, P.O. Box 1655, Las Cruces, NM, 88004 Mr. Ramon Sanchez MPOAG, Services for Seniors, 310 N. Tornillo, Las Cruces, NM 88004 Dr. C. Quentin Ford MPOAG, NMSHTD Commissioner, 1985 Crescent Dr., Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Ms. Elaine Cundiff MPOAG, Engler Road Issue, 125 San Ysidro, Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Mr. Rito Medina MPOAG, Foster Grandparent Program, 330 S. Reymand, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Mr. Woody Jenkins MPOAG, SCCOG-RPO Transportation Planner, P.O. Box 7385, Las Cruces, NM, 88006 Mr. Anthony C. & Joseph Guillory MPOAG, Enchanted Southwest Tours, 755 Telshor, Suite 11E, Las Cruces, NM 88011 Mr. Leroy Salazar MPOAG, NMSHTD Dist. Const. Engineer, P.O. Box 231, Deming, NM, 88031 Mr. Tony Sayre MPOAG, NMSHTD Dist. Engineer, P.O. Box 231, Deming, NM, 88031 Ms. Brenda Braswell MPOAG, SW Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 822, Mesilla C. Center, Suite 6, Mesilla, NM 88046 PACKET: (20 Packets, 11 w/ Minutes) HAND DELIVER Brian Denmark MPOPKM, Planning Director Councillor Herculano Ferralez MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Councillor John Haltom MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Councillor Tommy Tomlin MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Commissioner Ken Miyagishima MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee, 225 E. Idaho, Suite 3, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Commissioner Ray B. Luchini MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee, 1737 Foster Road, Las Cruces, NM, 68001 Mayor Edward Southworth MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, 335 Capri Arc, Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Trustee Jesus M. Caro MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, 2101 Calle del Norte, Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Trustee Michael Cadena MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, P.O. Box 968, Mesilla, NM, 88046 FILE COPY MPOPK, JAE/David Carpenter MPOPK, DSD/Asst. Planner - CLC Michael A. Parks MPOPKM, Planner - CLC Minerva Sanchez MPOPKM, MPO Transcriber Mr. Bruno Zaldo MPOPK, City Manager, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Mr. Donald Brooks MPOPK, Dona Ana County Manager Ms. Judy Price MPOPK, c/o Larry Shannon, County Planning Department PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE MPOPK, City Hall ------------------------------------- MAIL Mr. Jack Lord MPOPK, City of E1 Paso MPO, #2 Civic Center Plaza-8th Floor, E1 Paso, TX 79901-1196 Mr. Dan Stover MPOPK, NMSHTD (fax agenda 827-0431), P.O. box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 Mr. Richard Montoya MPOPK, NMSHTD Planning Division, P.O. Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 Policy Committee Mailing List Revised: July 6, 1994 AGENDA (35 Agendas) HAND DELIVER frBxAFz ... ..;..... 7a. .... xrs :>:>::>::><::>:::>:>::>:::>::>za :`:>: JtDti�rx.C0ttft t3S .. "' i:E&':'cITY:: , :: tzc May :::>::>:::»:>::>:<>:>: :>:.............:::4:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: ......:::. 3..:::. .... J!x �KC3� A'7C4�#i1 �x X. F11SSXLd1it C '3. &9r.:# TTS i A4x: i7Q7in 3Ce zYt t8 ca# es31 Q7 11a %fix#xmat b i} ..... M M13ce hied l ayMP�SAG, zagot . .. [......A.-T. ---------------------------------- MAIL Mr. Jerry Rosenbaum MPOAG, Lim.Exp, P.O. Box 1183, E1 Paso, TX, 79947-1183 Mr. John Baxter MPOAG, FHWA, 604 San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1149 Mr. John Fenner MPOAG, Dir. - NMSHTD Trans. Frog. Div, P.O. Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1149 Mr. George Herrera MPOAG, NMSHTD, P.O. Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1149 Mr. Pleas Glenn MPOAG, State Land Office, P. 0. Box 1148, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1148 Mr. Ron Forte MPOAG, NMSHTD Planning Division, P.O. Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504-1149 Mr. George Anaya MPOAG, DAC Road Dept. Director, 2025 E. Griggs St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001 Mr. Marc Ersland MPOAG, Yellow Cab Co, 1299 S. Espanola, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Mr. Ben Woods MPOAG, NMSU-Physical Plant Dir., Dept.3545; Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM, 88003 Mrs. Martha A. Durrenberger MPOAG, P.O. Box 1655, Las Cruces, NM, 88004 Mr. Ramon Sanchez MPOAG, Services for Seniors, 310 N. Tornillo, Las Cruces, NM 88004 Dr. C. Quentin Ford MPOAG, NMSHTD Commissioner, 1985 Crescent Dr., Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Ms. Elaine Cundiff MPOAG, Engler Road Issue, 125 San Ysidro, Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Mr. Rito Medina MPOAG, Foster Grandparent Program, 330 S. Reymand, Las Cruces, NM 88005 Mr. Woody Jenkins MPOAG, SCCOG-RPO Transportation Planner, P.O. Box 7385, Las Cruces, NM, 88006 Mr. Anthony C. & Joseph Guillory MPOAG, Enchanted Southwest Tours, 755 Telshor, Suite 11E, Las Cruces, NM 88011 Mr. Leroy Salazar MPOAG, NMSHTD Dist. Const. Engineer, P.O. Box 231, Deming, NM, 88031 Mr. Tony Sayre MPOAG, NMSHTD Dist. Engineer, P.O. Box 231, Deming, NM, 88031 Ms. Brenda Braswell MPOAG, SW Area Agency on Aging, P.O. Box 822, Mesilla C. Center, Suite 6, Mesilla, NM 88046 PACKET: (20 Packets, 11 w/ Minutes) HAND DELIVER Brian Denmark MPOPKM, Planning Director Councillor Herculano Ferralez MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Councillor John Haltom MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Councillor Tommy Tomlin MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Commissioner Ken Miyagishima MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee, 225 E. Idaho, Suite 3, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Commissioner Ray B. Luchini MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee, 1737 Foster Road, Las Cruces, NM, 88001 Mayor Edward Southworth MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, 335 Capri Arc, Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Trustee Jesus M. Caro MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, 2101 Calle del Norte, Las Cruces, NM, 88005 Trustee Michael Cadena MPOPKM, MPO Policy Committee Member, P.O. Box 968, Mesilla, NM, 88046 FILE COPY MPOPK, JAE/David Carpenter MPOPK, DSD/Asst. Planner - CLC Michael A. Parks MPOPKM, Planner - CLC Minerva Sanchez MPOPKM, MPO Transcriber Mr. Bruno Zaldo MPOPK, City Manager, LAS CRUCES CITY HALL Mr. Donald Brooks MPOPK, Dona Ana County Manager Ms. Judy Price MPOPK, c/o Larry Shannon, County Planning Department PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE MPOPK, City Hall ------------------------------------- MAIL Mr. Jack Lord MPOPK, City of E1 Paso MPO, #2 Civic Center Plaza-8th Floor, E1 Paso, TX 79901-1196 Mr. Dan Stover MPOPK, NMSHTD (fax agenda 827-0431), P.O. box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504 Mr. Richard Montoya MPOPK, NMSHTD Planning Division, P.O. Box 1149, Santa Fe, NM, 87504