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02-09-1994 i�i 1 LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION 2 MEETING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1994 4 The following is the Agenda for the Las Cruces Metropolita 5 Planning Organization 's Policy Committee Meeting held o Wednesday, February 9, 1994, at 7:00 p.m. , in the Las Cruces 6 City Council Chambers, 200 North Church Street, Las Cruces, Ne Mexico . 7 MEMBERS PRESENT: Ray B. Luchini , Chairman (Dona Ana County) 8 Edward Southworth (Town of Mesilla) Herculano Ferralez (City of Las Cruces) 9 John Haltom (City of Las Cruces) Kenneth Miyagashima (Dona Ana County) 10 Michael Cadena (Town of Mesilla) 11 MEMBERS ABSENT: Tommy Tomlin (City of Las Cruces) Nelson Clayshulte (Town of Mesilla) 12 STAFF PRESENT: Brian Denmark, MPO Officer 13 Michael Parks, City Planning David Carpenter, City Planning 14 Joni Gutierrez, Landscape Architect Minerva Sanchez, Recording Secretary 15 CALL. TO ORDER 16 . Mr. Luchini called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. There was 17 a quorum. 18 REVIEW OF MINUTES 19 Mr. Luchini said, has everyone had a chance to review the minutes from the last meeting? 20 Mr. Southworth said, Mr. Chairman, I move that we approve the 21 minutes of the last meeting, January 12, 1994. Mr. Cadena seconded. 22 Mr. Luchini said, it 's been moved and seconded for approval o 23 the minutes. All in favor, say aye. Any opposed. The motion passes unanimously. 24 NEW BUSINESS 25 Mr. Luchini said, we ' ll go to New Business : Certification of 26 the FY 1994-9.5 Annual Element (AE) and the FY- 199.5-96 through F 1999-2000 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) . - Resolution 27 94-002. 28 Mr. Ferralez said, Mr. Chairman, I move for passage of Resolution 94-002. Mr. Haltom seconded. 29 Mr. Southworth said, Mr. Chairman, for discussion I 'd like to 30 entertain some minor changes. The reason for one of these changes is that Representative Paul Taylor has put in a House 31 Memorial for paving a road which we have never asked to have paved and was never included in this. I do not want to put it 32 any place except in the very• back to show that this is a project 1 i i� LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 8 that is not in the funded category through the State Highway 4 Department but merely that it is a project that we have looked at. It is Estrada Road, and I can give the estimated cost o 5 $99, 200. 00 for that. I just would like to have it listed there so that if that Memorial is approved, at least it is on our TIP. 6 Mr. Denmark said, did you say that was Estrada Road, and would rl you like it placed before Highway 292 or after it? 8 Mr. Southworth said, what page is 292 on? 9 Mr. Denmark said, . . . assuming you 're referring to the back o the list for 1994-95, page 2. I want to make sure that when w 10 submit the Annual Element to the State, that it 's in its proper location . 11 Mr. Southworth said, no, I wanted to put in the section of the 12 projects that are MPO .Program, only. I don 't want to try to mi up all the totals, and all of the things that we 've already 13 prioritized. I merely just want to have it listed in the bac six pages or so. 14 Mr. Luchini said, does anyone have a problem with that? 15 Mr. Haltom .said, I have some similar comments . 16 Mr. Southworth said, the second one that I have is on page 10, 17 and it 's. . . I think there 's a little confusion here . It 's Mesilla Circle, and it shows it as being completed, but it 's not 18 due to start for two years . I think there 's a Mesilla .Road in here someplace that got confused with Mesilla Circle. On New 19 Mexico 28 at Union there is a traffic signal , and it .is shown in progress (that 's page 11) , and it 's not in progress. I thin 20 that got confused with the one that 's on Boutz and Highway 28, which is in progress. That 's all I had. 21 Mr. Haltom said, on page one, I have a question about the third 22 item. It states "design of street light enhancement at US 70- Emerald-.Las Alamedas . " There are street lights at ever, 23 intersection along US 70 out to Holman. Now, does this mean that there 's a proposal to put street lights on Highway 70 all 24 the way between Emerald and Las Alamedas . 25 Mr. Denmark said, correct me if I 'm wrong Mr. Parks, but I believe the way this working copy is set up, it 's all based on 26 last year 's rating and projects. I think that 's just a carryover of a project that was not funded from last year, and 27 it 's still reflected on the Annual Element. 28 Mr. Haltom said, it refers to the street lights that were actually installed within the last year. 29 Mr. Parks said, I don 't know if it has been installed. 301 "fr. Haltom said, this is street lighting that I 'm reading. It H1 says, "design of street light enhancement, US 70, Emerald to Las Alamedas . " Within the last year, street lights have been 82 installed at both of those intersections. 2 i� LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 Mr. Parks said, Mr. Haltom, I 'm sorry but right now I can ' S recall why, that was listed in there. 4 Mr. Haltom said, I remember last year, all the way from Emeral to Dunn/Holman, I think they may still be working on the b intersection of Dunn/Holman, but all of the others have ha street lights installed. I was wondering whether this referre 6 to that or whether somebody had proposed that between these intersections that street lights be put. I wouldn 't see an ? reason for it. 8 Mr. Denmark said, I would assume that it is that, and for some reason it was never reflected as a project in progress from the 9 reporting that we received from the state. That portion of i should be removed from the .Annual Element. 10 r Haltom said, I would say that it should be removed. All the 11 street lights have been put out there that are needed at this time . There 's nothing located between Emerald and Las Alamedas. 12 Mr. Luchini said, if they 've been installed, then there 's n 13 reason for it to be on there. 14 Mr. Parks said, I don 't know if it might have something to d with the Traffic Engineer 's Office that I 'm not aware of. 15 Mr. Luchini said, why, don 't we bring it back at the next meeting 16 if it 's not too late. 17 Mr. Parks said, we can take it off if they've already been installed, but if it 's needed for some reason, we can add it on. 18 Mr. Denmark said, for some reason it didn 't get reflected on the 19 state program. 20 Mr. Haltom said, my other comment has to do with the MPO section . It 's a similar comment made by Mr. Southworth, and 21 that is proposals have been made in the Legislature for state pavirng of the remainder of Porter Street; the remainder of Dunn 22 Street and all of Cortez. Of course, everybody 's running to the State Legislature for everything in the world. It must be a 23 billion dollars worth of requests . A couple of these have gotten endorsements from three or four Legislators, so on. 24 Mr. Southworth said, it is almost a billion dollars, by the 25 way. When I was up there, they, said it was seven hundred and eighty-five million. So you weren 't joking. Mr. Chairman, I 26 thought we had decided to combine the Mesa Grande Overpass with the US 70 Frontage Road at our last meeting. I know that was a 27 very confusing discussion, but I see that it is still separate; and I thought we were going to combine it and put that hundred 28 thousand dollars. . . 29 Mr. Luchini said, we did have a lot of discussion on that at our last meeting. I thought that the Highway Department wanted it 30 separate . . . or was it together. . . one of them. 31 Mr. Denmark said, Mr. Chairman, Mr. Southworth is correct, however Mr. Tomlin requested that since this was an initiative 32 that was separated by the City Council that City Council provide a recommendation back to the MPO. We submitted a letter to the City Manager who passed it on to City Council for their 1 3 iIi LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 recommendation. It is our understanding that City Counci endorsed putting those projects together as the number on $ priority if that was what the MPD Policy Committee would like t do . We received word today that there is a possibility that the 4 MPO will be receiving additional money this fiscal year to begi the environmental. documentation for the US 70 Frontage Roa 5 Study. However, we are not clear how much that is or how tha impacts the hundred thousand dollars we 've collected in th 6 State Program currently for the next fiscal year. So we reap have a couple of options. We could leave it as is at this poin 7 in time, and come back in a month or two and provide a report a to what we 've found out from the State Highway, an 8 Transportation Department and make a possible amendment to th Annual Element; or, we can go ahead tonight and combine the tw 9 as maybe planned and spread out the money to include provision for the environmental documentation, the final design, right-of- 10 way acquisition all the way through to construction. It 's up t the Policy Committee. 11 Mr. Ferralez said, wasn 't a comment made that it would have 12 better chance if they were put together' 13 _Mr. Denmark said, that is the comment that I 've heard while attending the State Highway Commission meetings. They 've been 14 little confused as to how they relate to each other. So it was our intent to put them together, but every, year request some 15 money to make sure the project is in process. Obviously, there ' a balance here too, between some of the larger big scale type 16 projects and the smaller scale projects that aren 't quite a much . So, we need to make sure that we balance those out. On 17 being the Lohman Amador issue and the money associated with that project. That was the MPO staff's recommendation, to put the 18 together to insure that we 're receiving adequate funding an that there 's a methodology behind how the money is being 19 transferred and how we 're proceeding and insuring that the project is completed. 20 Mr. Ferralez said, Mr. Chairman, also, if additional money is 21 expected, I 'd like to see if we could use that money for Lohman and Walnut all the way up to Telshor, because that 's actually 22 number one or number two in priority. Since we 've got Mesa Grande as number one, that 's fine, but let 's see if we can get 23 motley for that intersection . That 's a very serious situation we have there . 24 Mr. Denmark said, it would be under the same conditions as 25 Lohman/Amador, and that 's to do environmental documentation. Obviously, depending on what that says will determine how to 26 proceed from that point on . But at this point in time, we 're not sure exactly what that funding amount is . All we know right 27 now, under the State Program is that there 's a hundred thousand dollars dedicated for next year for US 70 for the environmental 28 assessment, but we 're now hearing that we ' ll possibly receive money now to begin that process . So there might be some of that 29 flexibility that _you 're suggesting. 301 Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Chairman, regarding our rating of those two projects, Lohman/Amador and Highway 70, our assigning urgency 81 to Highway 70 construction was due to our desire to have something done about Mesa Grande intersection . If I understood 32 from staff, the Highway Department does not choose to look at that as a separate issue, and would start with design and 4 i�i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 construction on the west end at I-25 then that may have a impact on the priorities . If we 're as far away from dealing 3 with the problem of the intersection by Onate High School because of the students driving and so forth, then I think that 4 we might_ consider. . . since there 's more traffic all day o Lohman, then that might be a reason for reconsideration of th 5 priorities that we 've set for those two. Because if they star on the west end of US 70 at I-25, by the time they get out t 6 Mesa Grande and Onate, the likelihood is that we ' ll have another route out there by that time since you 're talking about several 7 years. 8 Mr. Luchini said, I always thought that Highway 70 was to priority. 9 Mr. Ferralez said, Mr. Chairman, what worries me, as I 've said 10 all along, is certain hours of the day Walnut/Lohman is bottleneck. If we ever have a situation where we have to get 11 emergency vehicles fast whether to the hosptial or from the hospital , it will be a delaying situation. It 's really pathetic 12 when certain hours of the day, it 's backed up. We 're lucky that we don 't have accidents . 13 Mr. Luchini said, it 's up to the Committee . 14 Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Chairman, we 've gone through TAC on this 15 and we 're given instructions once, and I don 't want to try to foul up the procedure but I was just calling attention to it. 16 Perhaps we 'd better serve the public if we stayed with U 70/Mesa Grande Overpass combination consolidation and place i 17 first . 18 Mr. Luchini said, you know if we start changing things around, and everything gets all confused and we have to start all over 19 from square one. I don 't think we 're in the position to do a lot of changes . I think we 're lucky we 're getting some money to 20 do what we 're doing. 21 Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Chairman, I 'm wondering if our putting U 70 Frontage Roads with Mesa Grande Overpass as number one would 22 be regarded as changing then, because we 've got Mesa Grande Overpass first and then the rest of Highway 70. What do you 23 think, Mr. Denmark? 24 Mr. Denmark said, Mr. Haltom, based on my conversations with Commissioner Ford and .some of the State Highway an 25 Transportation Department personnel that attend the Commission meetings, they view it as one project already. When they hear 26 us talking about it, their impression of it is, that it is our number one priority-. 27 Mr. Ferralez said, Mr. Chairman, I think it 's important that we 28 settle on that especially since we 're looking forward to the meeting of the Highway Commission here in Las Cruces . If we 29 jockey, back and forth between the two, when they come down here, they might say, "oh, you changed your mind again? ". Let 's 80 solidify and go forward. 31 Mr. Haltom said, let 's just leave them together and put them first instead of delaying and doing it later. I think that 32 would be best, then we won 't have to be coming back later for the change. { S i�i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 Mr. Southworth said, if that 's a motion, I ' ll second. Mr. $ Haltom said, that 's a motion . Mr. Luchini said, we have motion on the floor. Mr. Haltom said, this is an amendment. Th 4 amendment is to combine US 70 and Mesa Grande Overpass and place them first. Mr. Southworth seconded. Mr. Luchini said, 5 alright_, we ' ll vote on the amendment. All those in favor, sa aye . Any opposed? The amendment passed unanimously. 6 Mr. Denmark said, before you vote on the motion for approval a 7 amended, we have a few comments . We do have one issue that needs to be addressed by the Policy Committee in relationship t 8 the AF., and that 's enhancement funding. The enhancement fund have not been calculated into your overall funding amour 9 because they are a different funding source . However, it doe require Policy Committee consideration. Currently we hav 10 listed a couple of items. That 's on a graphic that Mr. Park will show on the overhead. One of the enhancement fundin 11 projects is the bus pull off lanes that are part of th University Avenue Corridor Study. That was on the Annual 12 Element last year. Since it did not receive funding so i continues to be on it. One of the sites that has been revieweii 13 is in front of the Furr 's due to the availablity of right-of-way and functionability of that location in relationship to the 14 route designated by the Transit Department. That is on particular project that 's on the list. The second project w 15 received from the City with the Highway Landscaping project which is indicated by the corridor areas. In fact, it 's been 16 indicated by three different phases. This particular project is a three phase project which would include landscaping and some 17 enhancements along the interchanges to the aspect of a mural o some sort for that particular area . Joni Gutierrez from the 18 City is here to answer any questions and to provide you more specific information on this particular project. I ' ll turn it 19 over to Joni . 20 Mr. Haltom said, which Furr 's are you talking about? 21 Mr. Denmark said, the Furr 's on University Avenue across from the campus . 22 Ms. Gutierrez said, on the landscaping and the painting of the 23 murals, this project is a combination of using the State Enhancement Funds and the State Beautification Funds which we 24 don 't have to come to you for, but just to let you know how we 're proposing to do it. We 're looking at using enhancement 25 money to landscape these highways. The City has a successful median program and this median program has four themes that we 26 follow. There are four different distinct landscapes for these themes . As the City, grows and tears out landscapes, we 're 27 trying to preserve some of those. So, when we go out to Mesilla as you see those medians, we 're trying to mimic a farm theme; as 28 we go out toward the desert, we 're going to mimic a more desert landscape theme. We pull in those landscapes as we continue to 29 grow so that we do not lose them. That 's how we 're going to approach the landscapes on this project also. The murals are 30where the beautification money comes in. The beautification money, although it comes from the State Highway Department, the 31 City applies for it annually. It 's broken down into two sections. One section is youth labor and the second is 32 materials. We 're proposing that all the murals be done through youth labor and the materials for the murals purchased through i 6 LAS CRUCES ME'TROPOLTTAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 those funds . On the murals, we 're proposing that we follow the same landscape themes. We 're proposing that we have images o $ those things that depict those landscapes themes . Images o animals or plant life or something like that that depicts those 4 themes, much like you see in Deming--those Mimbres, very clear murals that read at 65 or 70 mph. These would be simple murals, 5 nothing with people in them. We 'd like to accomplish this ii three years . The design will be done in-house. If you have an 6 questions, I 'd be happy to answer them. 7 Mr. Southworth said, what are you painting the murals on? 8 Ms. Gutierrez said, there 's two scenarios as we drove out an .looked at these highways. Sometimes as you go on the 9 underpasses there 's concrete erosion control , so we 're looking at those areas. Some, as you go under the overpasses, have 10 solid wall there as you drive through . Those are the areas that we 're proposing will be painted on . As we always do with the 11 City when we do the project, we 'll follow the Procurement Cod and when we come into art projects, it 's a little more 12 complicated. We tend to go by committee and get the councilor from the district Involved and have some citizens and staff 13 involved in the process as far as the design. 14 Mr. Denmark said, the only question I have from MPO staff is we were a little unclear in exactly how the funding needed to be 15 phased. My question to Ms. Gutierrez is what we 're reflecting here, is that what the request is from the City? 16 Ms . Gutierrez said, no . I 'd also like to add that we need to 17 correct the spelling of landscaping. We got into a little bit of a crunch, but it 's a three phase project. The total amount 18 is one million, six hundred and seventy-eight thousand. It would be phased in three years, so it would be five hundred fify- 19 nine thousand, four hundred and sixy-sit. We 're looking at exterior highway landscaping. The City is doing fairly well in 20 Picking up a median or two a year as far as developing and then we 're having a lot of interest in adoption of a median . So, 21 we 're now interested in going out and creating a positive image on the highways . 22 Mr. Luchini said, does anyone have any other questions for Ms. 23 Gutierrez . 24 Mr. Ferralez said, just one question. There 's never been any mention of distraction of drivers that might cause accidents and 25 so forth? 26 Ms . Gutierrez said, actually, safety is a big concern in developing the landscape and once the landscapes and murals are 27 developed. When you 're landscaping on a freeway, you have a whole different set of principles that you follow. You 're 28 looking at mass planting, more of one material and bigger scale. You don 't go out with small plants . For instance in 29 California, they use rows of oleanders. You do a whole different technique of landscape . You don 't distract them, but 30 you make them feel comfortable and let them know that they 're entering a city. There 's a change in landscape as they come out $1 of the native areas where they are and into something a little more organized. 32 Mr. Ferralez said, just to pass on to you a bit of interesting i 7 iIi LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 information. The first time I saw a . . . I guess you could call i landscaping on a freeway, an autobahn in WWII, was just $ regular overpass and it said, "See Germany and die. " 4 Ms . Gutierrez said, that was quite a theme. 5 Mr. Miyagishima said, Ms . Gutierrez, with the rise in vandalism, especially that "tagging", is there any, concerns regarding the 6 murals whether or not they may be vandalized. It seems to m that in the towns that I ' ve lived in, ironically, the ones that 7 are painted, they leave alone . 8 Ms . Gutierrez said, in Las Cruces our murals we have had little to no trouble as far as graffiti . It 's kind of unfortunate, 9 because those are the only, things that are protected because we 've put the graffiti-proof paint on them. I don 't know i 1U you 've heard about it, but Dow- Chemical has developed tha surface. It 's a little bit glossy and shiny, but you can put i n on murals and it 's easier to remove the spray paint. It doesn 't just rinse off, but it 's easier to remove . Our murals in tow 12 for the most part haven 't been bothered. I don ' t know if it ' because they know they 're protected or what. 13 Mr. Denmark said, Mr. Chairman, we have someone else that would 14 like to address the Committee . Ms . Lynn Burton is here and she would like to discuss the interchange at the airport and I-25. 15 It 's directly related with enhancement funding and what the Cit is wanting to accomplish along these corridors . 16 Ms. Burton said, I 'm proposing sort of the same thing that Ms. 17 Gutierrez was talking about . I 've been working on this project for about three years . I would like to paint this surface o 18 the overpasses . What I 'm doing, and to address your issue o safety, I have spoken with federal safety officials about this, 19 and what I 'm proposing to do are flowing, continuous designs so that there won 't be anything that anyone is going to slow down 20 for to view- any, detail . I 'm not looking to paint any social or ethnic themes. I just want nice, continuous flowing designs. 21 When I pass near any Indian Pueblos and paint anything on an overpass, I like to work with the Pueblo officials to come up 22 with a design that 's representative of their particular Pueblo. I 'm in the process of doing that now with a bridge that has been 23 approved. It 's at Exit 264 to Cochiti on I-25. I'm in the process of working with the Governor of Cochiti Pueblo to come 24 tip wi th a design. Where we don ' t pass bear any pueblos, I 'm just going to do some type of southwestern design. I 've got 25 lots of designs. I brought a couple of ideas for ,you to look at tonight. I did contact the federal safety officials to make 26 sure that they are not distracting. They're not going to be a like a billboard where someone is going to be reading. As you 27 were talking about the murals being protected, as a muralist I know that murals are usually the place where graffiti "artists " 28 (for lack of another word, because I don 't consider them artists) do not disturb. I also plan to use an anti-graffiti 29 preparation on the surface. Also, this surface will really be hard to get to . Those drop down several feet and then go in 30 several feet before you can reach this surface. 81 Mr. Luchini said, is the Highway Department in favor of this? Have you talked to them? 32 Ms . Burton said, the ISTEA funding is what is paying for these. 8 LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 1994 1 2 I do have to come up with matching funds, so I 'm getting sponsorship from the cities . The matching funds for these will 8 be 6, 250. 00 per bridge. 4 Mr. Ferralez said, this is something nice. We have one in Vad and I think that 's the only one we have. It 's nice to drive t 5 and from E1 Paso and everything is so ordinary and then you se this green overpass . I think it 's nice . 6 Ms . Gutierrez said, I just like to let you know that on our 7 part, which is so similar to this one, we have spoken to Quentin Ford and Mr. Medrano about the idea . They were supportive an 8 said put together the program. They had never done that type o thing before, but said put together the program and we 're 9 interested in seeing it. They are open-minded about it and real supportive. 10 Mr. Luchini said, I think it will break the monotony of the 11 drivers going through to see something different up there . 12 Mr. Ferralez said, it breaks up the hypnotized feeling. 13 Ms. Burton said, someone had also mentioned the youth involvement, and I hope to be able to involve youth . I'm kin 14 of approaching it a different way than what I think it usually is . Normally, what I 've seen is that the youth involved in a 15 mural project are the youth that are considered "at-risk ". The may be in some kind of trouble. That is nice, but I 'm not 16 qualified with kids who are at-risk, and secondly I really think that kids who are good artists and who are keeping out o 17 trouble really deserve a chance to do something like this. Those are the kids that I 'm going to target. 18 Mr. Cadena said, it could also bring in tourists if they see 19 those and think maybe the whole town has something like that to offer. My question would be, if you are looking at doing the 20 same bridges that Ms . Gutierrez is going to do, then you would need to work together to coordinate the themes . 21 Mr. Denmark said, my questions is are the funding amounts that 22 we 've received from the City, the $550, 000, is that in addition to that amount. 23 Ms . Gutierrez said, this is just pure coincidence. We have not 24 met prior to tonight . 25 Mr. Denmark said, do you have any cost figures, because this would really be a joint project, I 'm assuming, so we 're really 26 talking about more than the $559, 000 per ,year. We 're really talking about adding another $50, 000. . . 27 Mr. Parks said, how much did ,you say it was per bridge? 28 Ms . Burton said, it 's $25, 000 per bridge. 29 Mr. Parks said, so it would be $25, 000 times the number o 30 bridges . S1 Mr. Denmark said, so under phase one, you 're reflecting three interchanges. Is that correct? Or just the two? So, we 'd be 82 talking about $75, 000. 00 in addition for phase one. 3 9 ij t LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 Mr. Parks said, that 's if you were to approve the I-25, 10 an 292, and Lohman it would be four, so it would be an additional g $100, 000. 4 Mr. Denmark said, I would think that would be more phase two. You 'd have three interchanges for phase one, two interchange 5 for phase two, and then the remaining three during phase three. 6 Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Chairman, may I raise a question . We 're ? talking about overhauling two of those interchanges. We 're no talking about doing this before we complete that, right? 8 Ms . Gutierrez said, Mr. Tim Ericson knows about that and when w 9 have these discussions, he ' ll keep us informed about that . We 're not going to do those that are planned for overhauling. We have 10 them phased in a landscape order so that we can go in and follow the irrigation system and so forth. When we get to those that 11 are going to be a major revamp, we need to stop and then star after they're ready. In this case, the left hand does know what 12 the right hand is doing. I know it 's hard to believe. I addition to that, we have been talking to Dr. Ford about some 13 other things that are coming down the pike . 14 Mr. Denmark said, that was a concern of MPO staff and we wanted to make sure that those interchanges that are most likely to b 15 built first would be pushed to the back as far as their phasing. If there was a need to incorporate it into the design, 16 we 'd have that ability to do so. We feel comfortable with tackling their phases the way they have based on what the IHAS, 17 AE/TIP, and STIP are showing first. That would give us some time to determine those specific interchanges. 18 Mr. Cadena said, I wasn 't clear as to who you represent? 19 Ms . Burton said, just myself. I 'm a muralist and I just came u 20 with the idea of painting overpasses about three and a hal ,years ago, and I approached the Highway Department about the 21 idea . I 've pursued it up until now and I have gotten the first one approved outside Santa Fe . 22 Mr. Cadena said, so, you 're looking at doing this throughout New 23 Mexico? 24 Ms. Burton said, yes . 25 Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Chairman, I 'm concerned now, about questions concerning procurement rules . In her instance, it 26 would be difficult for us to hire a single mural painter for a job of this sort without going through the procurement process. 27 Mr. Denmark said, that 's correct . `8 Mr. Haltom said, that means you 've got to send out requests for 29 proposals and give other people a chance . 301 Ms . Burton said, yes, I understand. 31 Mr. Haltom said, then we 'd have to decide if you 're the one. 82 Ms . Burton said, I understand. Mr. Haltom said, that 's the way we have to do business . 10 i�i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 1994 1 2 Mr. Miyagishima said, in regards to Councilor Haltom 's comments, 8 how does the City, handle that? Let 's say, there 's no one els who either replies or even can paint murals. If she did rep) 4 and respond, is one sufficient. s Mr. Haltom said, we have a Procurement Code that applies only i the City of Las Cruces . 6 Ms . Gutierrez said, I feel very, strongly that there are going to 7 be other muralists who will apply. They've already contacted us and that was after there was only, a little blurp in the paper 8 about this a long time ago when we first started thinking about it. We got lots of calls . There 's going to be people 9 interested, I 'm sure . 10 Mr. Denmark said, Mr. Chairman, basically what that would do is change your funding sources for that particular project to 11 approximately $635, 000 for the first year, and $610, 000 for the second year, and then $6.35, 000 for the third year. 12 Mr. Luchini said, what would that do to the funding that 's 13 already allocated. 14 Mr. Denmark said, this strictly enhancement so it 's essential) up for grabs. Our point is let 's make sure we have plenty o 15 projects in there to ask for that type of information. The third and final project that 's not reflected here and we 're 16 still trying to get specific information is the depot that the City of Las Cruces is interested in rehabilitating. We don 't 17 have any specific numbers for the depot. We will have to come back to the Policy Committee with specific funding amounts and a 18 possible amendment to the Annual Element if that 's what the Cit Council would like . 19 Mr. Luchini said, I guess you can bring it back to the next 20 meeting. 21 Mr. Denmark said, yes, we ' ll have time . We were trying to get hold of the City Architect to obtain those numbers to present to 22 you tonight but unfortunately, we couldn 't do so . I think we can have that for your next meeting, and we can do an amendment. 23 Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Chairman, I move that we amend our proposal 24 as suggested by Mr. Denmark. Mr. Cadena seconded. 25 Mr. Ray Mathew said, I 'm from the State Highway Department. I 'm Rick Montoya 's assistant to the Las Cruces MPO. I just wanted 26 to make a point about the last item. You mentioned the depot. There is a separate pot of money other than Transportation 27 Enhancement Funds that 's available for depot renovation. You might want to consider that . It might free up more money, for 28 transportation enhancement projects ,you already have listed. I just wanted to bring that up. 29 Mr. Ferralez said, would you please get together with staff for 301 the process to be followed if we want to apply for those funds. 31 Mr. Mathew said, yes, and it comes under the program, Historic Preservation. 82 Mr. Denmark said, the amendment (Haltom) would be to add Ms. i 11 t�i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 Burton 's request to the additional funding for the Las Cruces Highway Landscaping Project that 's a three phase project for I $ 10 and I-25, and the incorporation of the bus pull off lanes for University Avenue. 4 Mr. Luchini said, all those in favor of the amendment, pleas 5 say aye . Any opposed? The amendment passed unanimously. Mr. Haltom said, Mr. Southworth and I both suggested some addition 6 to the MPO portion, do we need an amendment to incorporate those or is this by agreement? Mr. Denmark said, it 's by agreement a 7 part of the resolution. Mr. Luchini said, okay, we 're back t the original motion as amended. Mr. Cadena said, I just want t 8 be sure that Mesilla Circle (which has not been done yet) is put back in to be done for 1995-96. Mr. Denmark said, yes, it will 9 be put in for 1995-96 because it has not been completed or even started yet . Mr. Luchini said, okay, all those in favor of the 10 motion as amended, please say aye . Any opposed? The motion passed unanimously. 11 Mr. Denmark said, staff doesn 't have anything else except the 12 information on the flashing signal lights . We contacted the City Traffic. Engineer, Mike Johnson. He provided a memo which w 13 included in your packet . 14 Mr. Haltom said, basically, the answer is no . 15 Mr. Luchini said, I just wanted to let you know that I'm going back to Washington next month. We 're still fighting to change 16 the allocation of the money to counties instead of to the state in the western states. We 're going to meet with Secretary Pena 17 this time. I was up in Tulsa last month, and we had a roue table discussion and the comments seemed to be pretty well 18 taken. I got a real nice .letter from the Under Secretary. The haven 't forgotten us . We ' ll continue to push for it and maybe 19 things will change one day. 20 Mr. Miyagashima said, I have one final item. The other night I was approached by a gentleman who asked if we had a bicycle 21 route committee, and I wasn ' t sure if we had one or not. 22 Mr. Denmark said, the MPO staff is in the process of developing the MPD transportation plan and as part of that there are 23 several elements. One of them being bicycles, bike paths, and bicycle facilities . Through that process there is a possibility 24 that a bike path committee would be developed. That 's going to be up to the Policy Committee as part of that overall plan. 25 Mr. Miyagashima said, well , he approached me and apparently, he 26 worked on the Albuquerque 's bike route committee. He asked if we had something that was available, to give him a call or let 27 him know. I just wanted to bring that up for staff. So in the future, I 've got one name eagerly awaiting to help and add his 28 input to a committee if it 's formed. 29 Mr. Denmark said, who is the gentleman? 30 Mr. Miyagashima said, his name is James Swetberg, staff member of Laser and Sensor Applications. 31 Mr. Denmark said, I believe he was at the State Highway 32 Commission meeting in Santa Fe last month talking about some of those issues in Albuquerque . 12 i�i LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION FEBRUARY 9, 199 1 2 Mr. Luchini said, well , he might be of some help. Anythin g else? If not, we are adjourned. 4 MINUTES SUBMITTED BY: 5 � 6 Pl- MineA—va Sanchez, Record erretary 7 City of Las Cruces Planni g 8 9 APPROVED BY: 10 11 RayLuchini, Chairman 12 Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 81 32 13 (4�1 j Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, Mesilla Unified Work Program Fiscal Year 1994 - 1995 ,i Standard Form 424 APPLICATION FOR OMS APprovaltie.0348-0 43 :.PATE ttUEaMTTEO 4pplicant Identiliat FEDERAL ASSISTANCE 03/09/94 I. TYPE OF SUeMOSM. .: 2.CAM M WYW sY STATE State AWical,on Identiiwr AWksom Preapplicefion C) Construction 0 Construction a.DATE AEORrAG eY FROERAL AGOMY Federal IdeWim NnCOnsduchon ❑ Non{iDMtIYUIon 4 APPLICANT IMFoAMAYMN Lagtal Nam. Cvganiratiand 11Nt: Citv of Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization Adrkess(Dm*011.cam y,state.and rip coda). Nemo and 1$1x01106 number Of the person to be contacted on matters involving P.O. 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Highway Plan Annual work program for Las Cruces MPO Urban Transportation Planning addressing transportation planning 11AAREASAFF@r.MBYPROJtsT(cRg2.CoanDes,rfatOLei;,); activities for the Las Cruces Urban Area. 12. PROPOSED MOJICT, to A astwlDTS OF. Start Date Endhhq Dat a Applicant b.PrDJeci 10/1/94 9/30/95 2 2 Ili.ESTIMATED FUNDeq 1141.t APPUCATiON SUSJECT TO REVIEW SY STATE JDMC;VrtVE OOM/1272 PROC "7 a Feder! S .00 A. YES.TH13 PREAPPLICATIOWAPPLICATION WAS MADE AVAILABLE TO THE 89,000 STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER 12372 PROCESS FOR REVIEW ON: b. Applicant S .00 DATE c.Stu f DO b NO. 0 PROGRAM Is NOT COVERED BY Q.O.1272 ° L°"' 15,706 -00 (3 OR PROpgtW HAS NOT BEEN SELECTED By STATE FOR REVIEW x.Other r< ,0q 1 Prepram mean. f .1110 1 t 7.1111 TtrE AselucAarr DaLINOueNT oN Awn FiDfeAL DqT'► g TOTAL F104,706 •00 ❑ res It`Yos.'attach an explartation. NO I A TO TIO FEST OF MY NNOVr aoE ANo SKW.ALL DATA IN TIME APPUCAlKIN"KAPPLICAATION ARE TRUE AND COMPACT.TME OOCUM[NT NAS KEN CMY AYTNONM W Tt1E DOVS%kMQ e00Y OP THE APPLICANT AND T"is APPLICANT WKL CUMPLV"M TM ArFAC11eD Ae316PUNCe11 M THE AsaraTANCE O AWARD a T Name d-Aull,p,(ed RepresWNau" c.-Telephons r4~ Chairman 526-0620 d.Siggatuq of At,/r ReprexN��teine i a.Data Sgned ions Nor T=L" M—rd Form a• e; Preserrb00 OY OM6 lir.,,:J, A•102 Authorized for Local Reproduction G� Grants Management Advisory Service September 19m Federal Grants Management Handbook PR03ECT TASK BUDGET ` GRANTEE: _,41_CrUces MetrQWjtan Plannina.Organization �r4��Ct.f Q i.th 80x Fe Funds FTA Share Total 41 .11 .00 PROGRAM SUPPORT AND ADMINISTRATION S 2,527 $ 159 41 . 12.. 00 GENERAL DEVELOPMENT AND COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING $�6 25 __ s T.820 41 . 13.01 LONG RANGE TRANSP, PLANNING - SYSTEM LEVEL $ 2 09 $ -1,b35 - 43 . 13.02 LONG RANGE TRANSP. PLANNING - PROJECT LEVEL $ 2,909 $ - .63T 41 , 14.00 SHORT RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING $ 1 $-7;277- 41 : 15.00 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM $7,TO 2 $-2177- 41 . 16.02 NATIONAL EMPHASIS AREA: CLEAR AIR PLANNING $---76T— $_'--7T 41 . 16.06 NATIONAL EMPHISIS AREA: FINANCIAL PLANNING $_461- $ 577 41 . 16.08 NATIONAL EMPHASIS AREA: COMPET. SERVICES PLAN. $ _ $ _ . 41 . 16.12 NATIONAL EMPHASIS AREA: SAFETY-DRUG-ALCOHOL PL $ 461 $^^ 577 41 . 16, 13 NATIONAL EMPHASIS AREA: PLAN. "BACK TO BASIC" $ $� _ 41 . 16. 14 NATIONAL EMPHASIS AREA: CONGESTION MGMT PLAN. $ 461 _ $_____!7_7 41 . 16. 15 NATIONAL EMPHASIS AREA: IMPLEMENTATION of ADA $ 461 $_ _ 577_ 41 . 11.00 OTHER ACTIVITIES TOTAL: 2,,Q26 $_31,2L_ PASS THROUGH DATA - FTA SHARE 41 .30.01 MPO $ $ 41 .30.02 Transit Agencies $ $ 41 .30.03 State/Local Agencies $ $ ACCOUNTING ACTIVITIES - FTA SHARE 41 .20.01 Personnel $__18_,186 $722 X733 41 .20.02 Fringe Senefits $_3,,8L2 $_ 4 852 41 .20.03 Travel $ 816 $� 1,020 41 .20.04 Equipment 41 .20.05 Supplies $ 465 $ 582 41 .20.06 Contractuals $ 1,164 $ 1,455 41 ,20.07 Other $ $ 41 .20.08 Indirect Charges $ $ Federal Share @ 80% Local Share @ 20% Iota 1.Proje.c.t_,CCosI Federal Share $25,026 Local Share $ 6,275 Total $ 31,283 Identification of Sources of Federal Financial Assistance D.e S_C-0 A UxL f EY AM �fS 11M JA lK 9hh2U.N.T TABLE o LE OO w CONT=78 INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 PURPOSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 FRAMEWORK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 MPO COMPOSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 100 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 PROPOSED PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 200 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROJECTS . . . . . . . . . 6 PROPOSED PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 300 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROJECTS . . . . . 8 PROPOSED PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 400 CONTINUING TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . 9 PROPOSED PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 500 CONTINUING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS . . . 12 PROPOSED PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 600 SPECIAL PROJECTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 PROPOSED PROGRAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 BUDGET SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Revised: March 1, 1994 Ey Q94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRRAM INTRODUCTION The Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) , as the designated entity responsible for transportation planning in the urban area, has certain guidelines and requirements which must be met . Specifically, the MPO is charged with conducting the urban transportation planning process in a coordinated, continuing, and comprehensive manner (3-C process) . In order to meet this goal, it is necessary for the MPO to have a plan of action to provide overall guidance for its planning efforts; hence, the Unified Work Program. PURPOSE The purpose of the Unified Work Program is to outline all proposed transportation planning activities to be conducted within the Las Cruces urban area for the period of July 1, 1994 though June 30, 1995 . FRAMEWORK The Unified Work Program presented on the following pages includes several sections as outlined below: *Background A brief summary of the purpose and organization of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) . *Program Management An outline of activities necessary for the administration, management, and operation of the MPO. *Transportation Planning Projects A summary of individual projects which are proposed to be undertaken during the fiscal year covered by this Unified Work Program (UWP) . *On-going Transportation Programs A list of transportation related programs which do not have a specific end result, but rather are continuing programs . *Special Projects An outline of other projects, some for which the status has not been determined, and also a category for adding projects of an urgent nature which may not be known at this time . *Public Transportation Planning Projects A list of projects proposed to be undertaken by Las Cruces Area Transit during the fiscal year covered by this Unified Work Program. Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 1 Revised: March 1, 1994 Dun Ey X94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRAM *Continuing Public Transportation Planning Projects A list of transit projects which have no specific ending date, but rather are continuing programs . *Financial A budget providing estimated costs for the MPO' s activities, presented on a program basis and a summary of funding by source . MPO COMPOSITION The City of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, and the Town of Mesilla comprise the governmental entities that participate in developing coordinated planning activities for growth management, land use planning, and urban transportation planning and system improvement . Transportation planning issues for the Las Cruces Urbanized Area are becoming more complex as the area grows . Traffic and transportation system problems often cross jurisdictional boundaries; therefore, the need exists for intergovernmental cooperation in the process . Also, the planning process should be integrated with existing individual government processes, and through the establishment of policies and plans to insure proper coordination among these agencies . According to the Joint Powers Agreement (dated 10/2/89) and the City/New Mexico State Highway Department Contract (dated 5/18/82) , there are four levels to the organizational structure for the urban transportation planning process, as follows : Policy Committee A Policy Committee exists with representation consisting of elected officials from the three participating local governments . There are also non-voting Policy Committee members from the FHWA, and NMSHTD. To establish policies governing the urban transportation planning process, the primary duties of the Policy Committee are : 1) To serve as a forum for cooperative decision making on transportation related matters; 2) Provide general policy guidance and direction to the MPO Staff and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) ; 3) Review and act upon actions as the Metropolitan Planning Organization; 4) Receive and act upon recommendations made by the TAC; 5) Receive and consider public input; and 6) Determine jurisdictional boundaries of the planning area. Technical Advisory Committee A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) serves in an advisory capacity to the Policy Committee, with representation from the City of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, Town of Mesilla, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 2 .... .... ... .. .... Revised: March 1, 1994 ff FYC94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRLE . RAM Las Cruces Traffic Safety Board, Elephant Butte Irrigation District, Las Cruces Public Schools, Las Cruces Area Transit, City of Las Cruces Planning and Zoning Commission, and Extra Territorial Zone Commission. The main functions of the TAC include but are not limited to: 1) Carry out the instructions of the Policy Committee; 2) Provide routine guidance and at least annually report on the adequacy of the urban transportation planning process; 3) Recommend revision of the intergovernmental agreement; 4) Review the Annual Element (AE) , Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and the Unified Work Program (UWP) and recommend appropriate revisions; and 5) Review the Urban Area Boundary and make appropriate recommendations for revisions . Metropolitan Planning Organization The City of Las Cruces has been designated as the MPO and is responsible for the administrative functions of the agency, pursuant to requirements outlined within Section 112 of the Federal Highway Act of 1973 . The MPO is therefore responsible, together with the state, for carrying out the urbanized area transportation planning process. Primary duties of the MPO include, but are not limited to: 1) Place into effect policies of the Policy Committee; 2) Develop and publish a Unified Work Program (UWP) which will contain all urban transportation planning activities for each annual work period; 3) Develop and update annually an Annual Element and Transportation Improvement Plan (AE/TIP) for the urbanized area; and 4) Program the administration of Transportation Planning (Section 112) and Transit Planning (Section 8) funds, and contract administration for these and other funds as necessary. The MPO Officer shall be an employee of the City' s Planning Department and is vested with the responsibility of serving as principal staff person for the Policy and Technical Committees . The MPO Officer shall also supervise the transportation planning process . Planning Coordinator A Planning Coordinator has been assigned from the NMSHTD to work with the MPO and local governments . Primary duties of the Planning Coordinator are to: 1) Maintain liaison with both committees; 2) Provide technical assistance concerning the development and implementation of the TIP; 3) Monitor work progress of the MPO staff; and 4) Assist program management with fund reimbursement, information, and direction from the FHWA, and maintain a current record of expenditures . Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 3 ... .... ... .... . Revised: March 1, 1994 FY Q94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRL�XRAM 100 PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVE Administrative and management activities necessary to develop documents and plans of action that operate the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization pursuant to local, state, and federal requirements . PREVIOUS RESULTS The Unified Work Program (UWP) , Annual Element/Transportation Improvement Program (AE/TIP) , and other documents were prepared and approved by the Policy Committee in March of 1993 . The UWP was amended in August of 1993 to include Long Range Planning efforts . The AE/TIP was amended in July of 1993 to allow local non-profit organizations to purchase vans in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act . Meetings of the Policy Committee and Technical Advisory Committee were held and the planning process was conducted in compliance with appropriate regulations . PROPOSED PROGRAMS Policy Manual/Bylaws -- This document contains the operating policy procedures of the MPO and addresses such items as administrative procedures, describing the process by which the MPO Policy Committee revises the Major Thoroughfares Plan, the process of early right-of- way acquisition on public lands (BLM) , the procedure for selecting consultants for professional services and the procedure for implementing approved studies . These and other policy procedures that may come before the MPO Policy Committee may be revised and updated as needed. Unified Work Program -- This document is the annual work program for the MPO and outlines all planning activities, and administrative management activities that will be undertaken by the MPO during the fiscal year. During FY 1994-95, the MPO will prepare and adopt a UWP for the FY 1995-96 time period. Annual Element/Transportation Improvement Program -- The AE/TIP is a listing of all transportation related projects anticipated in the urbanized area over a six-year period. Essentially, it is a unified capital improvements program for the three local governments and the State Highway and Transportation Department (NMSHTD) in the urban area. The AE will cover FY 1995-96 and the TIP will address needs for the FY 1996-97 through FY 2000-2001 time period. A new format closely resembling NMSHTD' s plan will be continued. Annual and Quarterly Reports -- Reports on the activities of the Las Cruces MPO will be prepared quarterly and at the end of the fiscal year. Quarterly reports will include financial billings for reimbursement by the NMSHTD. Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 4 .... . . ....... Revised: March 1, 1994 a Ey X94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PR4 ZAM MPO Transportation Plan -- A document that depicts a thirty year transportation plan for the Las Cruces Urbanized Area. Currently, it includes only roadways, but will be expanded to include intermodal facilities and other transportation networks . Staff will analyze and modify or otherwise maintain the Transportation Plan as a viable planning tool for citizens, developers, and staff . Policy Committee Meetings (PC) - - Regular meetings of the MPO' s Policy Committee will be held to review and take action on various transportation issues in the urban area. Special meetings may be held if necessary. Technical Advisory Committee Meetings (TAC) -- Regular meetings of the TAC will be held to make recommendations to the Policy Committee on various transportation issues in the urban area. Special meetings may be held if necessary. Budget and Financial Management -- A budget and appropriate financial reports and records will be prepared and maintained by the MPO Officer concurrent with the City' s budget cycle. Administration -- A variety of miscellaneous tasks will be undertaken as needed and on a day-to-day basis to ensure continued operation of the MPO. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Metropolitan Planning Organization City of Las Cruces FUNDING SOURCES : New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department City of Las Cruces PRODUCTS : -Policy Manual/Bylaws -Unified Work Program - FY 1995-96 -Annual Element - FY 1995-96 -Transportation Improvement Program FY 1996-97 through 2000-2001 -Quarterly Reports - FY 1994-95 -MPO Budget - FY 1995-96 -Policy Committee Meeting Minutes -Revised MPO Transportation Plan as necessary Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 5 .... .... ... :..... .. Revised: March 1, 1994 ��� Ey Q94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRAM 200 TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROJECTS OBJECTIVE Collect data and undertake studies/plans which contribute to the development/maintenance of the transportation planning function, and address current transportation issues/problems within the urban area. PREVIOUS RESULTS Future Roadway Planning and Evaluation for an Arterial near Engler Road -- After several public hearings with area residents, the MPO requested that Extra-Territorial Zoning Commission (ETZ) review land use changes in the North Valley. After a public hearing with the ETZ, the MPO awaits their findings . This project will most likely carry over to the next fiscal year. Picacho Hills Alternative Access Study -- The TAC analyzed alternatives to the Picacho Hills road network and made a recommendation to the Policy Committee . The Policy Committee held two public meetings soliciting public input . Upon consideration of public comment, the potential road plan for Picacho Hills was adopted; thus, amending the Major Thoroughfare Plan. As a condition of the amendment, a secondary access was required after the number of dwellings in the development reaches 400 units . Bicycle Facilities and System Master Plan -- It was determined that the Bicycle Facilities and System Master Plan be concurrently produced with the MPO Transportation Plan, but in such a way as to allow it to stand alone . Due to the comprehensive nature of this approach, it was carried over to next fiscal year. Transportation Plan -- A MPO Transportation Plan is required by ISTEA and due by the fall of 1994 to the state . "The MPO Transportation Plan must : identify Transportation facilities (including Multimodal and intermodal facilities) that function as an integrated transportation system, include a financial plan, assess capital investment and other measures necessary to preserve the existing transportation system and make the most efficient use of existing transportation facilities to relieve congestion, and must indicate appropriate transportation enhancement activities . " "There must be reasonable opportunity for public comment on the long range plan before approval . " This work was continued into FY 1994-95 in cooperation with the state to assure full compliance with the ISTEA. (Quotes from: FHWA' s "ISTEA, Selected Fact Sheets" ; January 1993) PROPOSED PROGRAMS Transportation Plan -- This project is a carry-over from FY 1993-94 . A Transportation Plan is required by ISTEA and due to the state by the fall of 1994 . Staff will continue to work until this goal is accomplished. Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 6 .... .... I.. .......... Revised: March 1, 1994 FY 94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PR Priority: 1 Estimated Completion: 1st Quarter Bicycle Facilities and System Master Plan -- This project is a carry-over from FY 1993-94 . With the enactment of ISTEA, more emphasis is being placed on planning, funding, and implementing alternate modes of travel other than single occupant vehicles . Therefore, a study of potential impacts and benefits of a bicycle facilities and system within the MPO is warranted. In order not to duplicate this process, the plan will be produced concurrent and serve as an element to the Transportation Plan. Maps and graphics will be produced providing details as to future routes and policies regarding their use . Priority: 2 Estimated Completion: 1st Quarter Future Roadway Planning and Evaluation for Shalem Colony Trail As an outcome of the planning effort for the Picacho Hills Area, a short term improvement plan and a long term goal for Shalem Colony Trail will be considered. Several proposals came forward during the analysis of Picacho Hills and will be more thoroughly considered under this scope of work. The outcome will be compatible with the Major Thoroughfare Plan to ensure network continuity. Priority: 3 Estimated Completion: 4th Quarter FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Metropolitan Planning Organization City of Las Cruces Dona Ana County Town of Mesilla New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department FUNDING SOURCES : City of Las Cruces New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department PRODUCTS : -Transportation Plan -Bicycle Facilities and System Master Plan -Revised Major Thoroughfare Plan -Shalem Colony Trail Analysis Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 7 Revised: March 1, 1994 FY X94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRRAM 300 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROJECTS OBJECTIVE: Collect data and conduct studies which contribute to the development, maintenance and overall delivery of mass transit service to those persons living within the Las Cruces Area Transit System' s service area. The completed studies/plans will address current transit related issues and problems and offer practical solutions for providing the best possible service to the transit patron. Also, includes MPO' s day to day administration of Section 8 & 9 programs; PREVIOUS RESULTS: Triennial Review -- The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) completed their Triennial Review and on January 8 , 1993 , the City of Las Cruces was advised that it was found to be in full compliance with FTA requirements . PROPOSED PROGRAMS Public Transportation Master Plan -- As a part of the overall MPO planning process, Las Cruces Roadrunner Transit will address the Public Transportation section of the MPO' s Transportation Plan. Priority: 1 Estimate Completion: 1st Quarter Van Pool Study (**contingent on funding approval**) -- If funding is approved a feasibility study will be conducted to determine the effectiveness, efficiency, and applicability of running high occupancy vans to outlying areas of the MPO/County. It is speculated the vans would provide a more economical service and could be routed so as to feed the existing fixed route service within Las Cruces . This effort would be in conjunction with efforts such as FY 1994 Senate Memorial #95, requesting NMSHTD to study the effects a Transportation Authority would have on Dona Ana County. Priority: 2 Estimated Completion: 4th Quarter FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Las Cruces Transit Department Metropolitan Planning Organization FUNDING SOURCES : City of Las Cruces Federal Transit Administration New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department PRODUCTS : -Public Transportation section of the Long Range Plan -Van Pool Feasibility Report Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 8 Revised: March 1, 1994 FY U4 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRA ZAM 400 CONTINUING TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS OBJECTIVES Maintain and update statistical, demographic, and transportation inventory data sufficient to meet the on-going planning and project needs of the MPO, its member entities, and other public agencies . PREVIOUS RESULTS Capital Improvements Programs -- MPO Staff worked jointly with the City, County, and Town of Mesilla to advance transportation projects from the planning phase to the implementation phase. This required addressing funding sources, land agency coordination, and upper level management cooperation, setting priorities of the local governing bodies (City, County, and Town of Mesilla) in order to present local legislators with an executive summary of transportation needs in the Las Cruces Urban Area via the 1992 Annual Report . Most of Staff' s time was concentrated on heavily traveled corridors where projects were either in the process of development or implementation. MPO Staff contributed to projects on or near US 70/I-25 to Nasa Road, Lohman at I-25, and on NM292 , NM478 , and NM185 . EMME/2 Development -- Staff used the EMME/2 Traffic Modeling Software to evaluate Valley Drive (NM185) for a preliminary scoping report to implement 4 lanes from Picacho for two miles north. The software was also used to indicate future traffic on the east mesa in proposals to the state legislature . Coverage Count Program -- The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department has established traffic counting procedures to be followed by the MPO when gathering traffic county/flow data. The procedures have been established in conjunction with a three-year traffic count program which is being implemented by the individual MPO' s (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces) . The count program began October 1, 1988 . Over the past year, MPO Staff has expanded on the various areas of the coverage count program for the Las Cruces Urbanized Area. Staff attended the New Mexico State Traffic Monitoring Standards Review Meeting in August 1993 . Staff provided insight and suggestions for further developing the traffic monitoring standards which are used by the NMSHTD and the MPO' s throughout the state . MPO Staff has completed the second cycle' s second year coverage counts and are currently working to complete the third year' s counts . Since staff has been better equipped to achieve successful coverage counts, the data available to the public has increased. As part of the coverage count program, staff produced the 111993 Traffic Flow Map" which has become an annual event . In order to keep better records of all counts, the Oracle Database established in 1993 has been expanded to provide easier ways of reproducing the annual Traffic Flow Map and Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 9 .... .+.�.. .�.. ......... Revised: March 1, 1994 �iVly Ey (0)94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRRAM to make the data more useful to staff and GIS personnel . The MPO acquired a hand held turning movement counter and has started performing turning movement counts on a regular basis . Staff hopes to expand on this type of data collection within the next year. HPMS Report -- The Federal Highway Administration, under procedures outlined in 23 ASK. 307, engages in research of all phases of roadway construction modernization, development, design, maintenance, safety, financing and traffic conditions . Under new rules delivered in the 3rd quarter of FY 1993-94 , staff began to collect and transmit HPMS data during the 4th quarter. This project will carry over into FY 1994-95 . PROPOSED PROGRAMS Capital Improvement Program -- The MPO Staff will continue to work jointly with the City, County, and Town of Mesilla to implement projects/programs from the planing phase to actual construction. Priority: As Needed Estimated Completion: Continuing EMME 2 Development -- The EMME 2 program requires substantial time and hands-on effort to learn and operate the model . Since the model is one of the critical components of the Interstate Highway Access Study (IHAS) , effort will be made on utilizing the new program as necessary for the transportation planning process . Priority: 1 Estimated Completion: Continuing Coverage Count Program Staff will continue with the second cycle' s Year Three (3) coverage counts through December 1994 . In January 1995, Year One (1) of the third cycle will commence . Staff will continually update all coverage count databases and information about the data collection process with hopes of increasing the availability of traffic data to the public and to other governmental agencies . Also, the 111994 Traffic Flow Map" will be completed by February 1995 . Turning movement data will be collected as time permits . Staff will also compile a Coverage Count Procedures Manual for the Las Cruces MPO to aid in training new personnel . Priority: 2 Estimated Completion: Continuing HPMS Report -- The Federal Highway Administration, under procedures outlined in 23 U. S . C. 307, engages in research on all phases of road construction modernization, development, design, maintenance, safety, financing, and traffic conditions . Staff will continue as directed by the state to collect and transmit data pursuant to state and federal regulations . Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 10 Revised: March 1, 1994 j{�;�•fi FY W94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRAM Priority: 3 Estimated Completion: Continuing Population and Land Use Data Collection -- Staff has used general characteristics of the 1990 Census of Population and Housing in the study of areas throughout the MPO boundaries that will be affected by future roadway developments . A study of both population and land use in the Picacho Hills was completed. As a result of that study, an analysis of the Shalem Colony Trail (pg. 7) area will be completed. Land use and Population data in other areas of future roadway development will be completed as need arises and to maintain current files . Priority: 4 Estimated Completion: Continuing FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Metropolitan Planning Organization City of Las Cruces Dona Ana County Town of Mesilla FUNDING SOURCES : City of Las Cruces Federal Highway Administration New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department PRODUCTS : -EMME 2 Computer Traffic Simulation Model -Traffic Counts (coverage count program) -Coverage Count Procedures Manual -1994 Traffic Flow Map -HPMS Report to NMSHTD -Population and Land Use Data Collection at various locations -Functional Classification Map -MPO Boundary Map Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization I1 Revised: March 1, 1994 FY 194 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRJUM DPA" 500 CONTINUING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS OBJECTIVE Maintain and update statistical and inventory data needs as required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and as needed to provide effective and efficient transit system operation. PREVIOUS RESULTS Transit Data Collection -- As a prerequisite for continued funding, information is required to be collected for a variety of operating and maintenance characteristics of the Las Cruces Area Transit System. The maintenance characteristics have been collected as a part of the maintenance procedures . Operating characteristics have been collected during the past fiscal year. A map of bus stop locations has also been completed. Privatization -- The FTA requirements for privatization have been certified by the MPO Policy Committee . Through its normal public notification and participation procedures, the MPO and LCAT system have been responsive in addressing the intent of the FTA regulations . There has been limited interest in participation by the private sector. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises - Planning -- The LCAT is required to provide equal opportunity for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises within all phases of its procurement . System Monitoring/Implementation -- Mileage and ridership reports were established and are used in gathering data for performance evaluation as regards to the systems route structure. Data is also used for monthly activity reports, Section 15 reporting and other studies as required. Training and Professional Development -- Transit staff attended training sessions on strategic planning, marketing research, transit public relations and transit financial capacity assessment . Section 15 Report -- Completed in accordance with FTA requirements . FY 1992/93 report was submitted as scheduled. Title VI Report -- The Title VI Program update submitted to FTA was approved. The approval expires July 31, 1995 . Triennial Review -- The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) completed their Triennial Review and on January 8 , 1993 , the City of Las Cruces was advised that it was found to be in full compliance with FTA requirements . Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 12 Revised: March 1, 1994 +iiil FY X94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRAM PROPOSED PROGRAMS Transit Data Collection -- The FTA, as a prerequisite for continued funding of Transit operations, requires preparations of Section 15 reporting materials . These reports include information on funding, budgets, passenger ridership by category, time, location, and socio- economic characteristics . Materials for local dissemination and distribution/transmittal to the Federal Transit Administration will be prepared. Priority: 1 Estimated Completion: Continuing System Monitoring/Implementation -- The routes, ridership, and other operations characteristics need to be reviewed/monitored on a continuing basis . This would be undertaken to ensure continued compliance with FTA and internal system requirements and implementation of the Transit Development Plan. Additionally, special studies and/or reports would be conducted/prepared on an as-required basis . Priority: 2 Estimated Completion: Continuing Section 15 Report -- The Federal Transit Administration has requested that a Section 15 Report be submitted for FY 1993-94 . To this end, passenger ridership information is being collected according to the procedures established by FTA. The data collected is necessary to secure funding for transit operation. Priority: 3 Estimate Completion: Continuing Title VI Report -- The Title VI Program Update will be prepared and submitted to FTA. The current approval for Title VI expires July 31, 1995 . Priority: 4 Estimated Completion: 4th Quarter Privatization -- The FTA requires that continuing efforts be made to facilitate the participation of private enterprise in federally funded portions of transit system operations . The LCAT system and MPO will undertake specific tasks to establish listings of potential participants, develop guidelines, and implement the privatization program. Priority: 5 Estimated Completion: Continuing Drug-Free Transportation Program -- The final rule was suspended until further notice; however, FTA suggests that requiring recipients Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 13 .... .... ... ........... Revised: March 1, 1994 FY Q4 -95 UNIFIED WORK PR RAM of federal mass transit assistance to have an anti-drug program in place for sensitive public service employees is required. This action responds to a United States Court of Appeals decision on providing a drug free environment for public service employees . Priority: 6 Estimated Completion: Continuing Training and Professional Development -- In order to provide continuing training and professional development for staff and board members, relative to planning and management for the Las Cruces Area Transit, several training sessions will be organized and/or staff will be sent to out-of-town training sessions . Priority: 7 Estimated Completion: Continuing DBE -- The LCAT System will continue to include, as a matter of policy, to the fullest extent feasible DBE' s in all phases of its procurement practices, and provide equal opportunity to compete for construction and professional services contracts . Priority: 8 Estimated Completion: Continuing FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Las Cruces Transit Department Metropolitan Planning Organization FUNDING SOURCES : City of Las Cruces Federal Transit Administration New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department PRODUCTS : -Weekly Ridership Data -End of Fiscal Year Report to FTA on Ridership Data -Status Report on Privatization Program -Status Report on Drug Free Program -Status Report on Training Program -Status Report on DBE Procurement Service Contract -Section 15 Report -Title VI Report Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 14 .... .... ... ........... Revised: March 1, 1994 FY 94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PR JMM- 600 SPECIAL PROJECTS OBJECTIVES Undertake special projects which meet unusual and/or urgent transportation planning related needs . PREVIOUS RESULTS U. S. 70 Reliever Route Study -- A Locational Study Report and an Environmental Assessment for U. S . Highway 70 from I-25 to Nasa Road was delivered to the MPO Policy Committee and adopted on January 15, 1991 . A "Finding of No Significant Impact" was submitted to NMSHTD and granted concurrence on January 28, 1991 for the Locational Study Report . A Section 4 (f) Statement and Environment Assessment Report was to be delivered for U.S . Highway 70 from I-25 west to the Rio Grande Bridge . The original consultant requested an extension on the original contract to April 30, 1992 . During the period from January - April 1992, the consultant submitted a proposal for renegotiating the original scope of work. This was precipitated by the fact that the consultant had to wait for final design figures for proposed reconstruction of U. S . Highway 70 , west of I-25 . The City selected a consultant to prepare the final design of U.S . Highway 70 west of I-25 in February 1992 . However, due to issues raised by the State which were not resolved until February 1993 , another RFP process had to be initiated. By the summer of 1993 , a new consultant should have been hired. When hired, the new consultant will be responsible for the final design of US 70 from Three Crosses to the Rio Grande River plus, the Environmental Assessment and Section 4 (f) Statement . The outcome of this design project will provide the necessary information to complete the Section 4 (f) and Environmental Assessment . The expected date of completion is now winter of 1994 . During the spring of 1992 , funds were solicited from the New Mexico State Legislature for the design and construction of an overpass for U.S. Highway 70 and Mesa Grande Drive . This overpass is in accordance with the Locational Study and would be the first part of that study implemented. The Las Cruces School Board has constructed a new high school on the southeast corner of that intersection. That decision to construct and the traffic it created was the justification to try to implement this portion of the study first . During FY 1992-93 , the School Board requested and has since received, a traffic signal at US 70 and Mesa Grande and for US 70 and Holman/Dunn. In the third quarter of FY 1993-94 , the funding for an update to the the US 70 Frontage Roads' Environmental Assessment was increased from $100, 000 to $200, 000 . The MPO expected to develop a RFP sometime between March 1, 1994 and July 1, 1994 in order to put the money under contract the NMSHTD before the fiscal year end deadline . Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 15 .... .... ... :.... .. Revised: March 1, 1994 FY Q94 -95 UNIFIED WORK PRORAM PROPOSED PROGRAMS US 70 Reliever Route (Frontage Road) Study -- This carry over project directs the consultant to complete the Final Design, Sec . 4 (f) , and Environment Assessment Reports for the intersection improvements along US Highway 70 west of I-25 . The consultant can finalize said report after final design of the intersections . Priority: Carry-over Project Estimated Completion: To be determined Implementation of the US Highway 70 Studies - Picacho Avenue (US Highway70 ) /North Main Street Project -- A Joint Powers Agreement between the State Highway Department and the City of Las Cruces was established allowing for the production of a Request for Proposal (RFP) , managed by the City, to complete final design of Picacho Avenue (US Highway 70) from the Rio Grande Bridge to N. Main Street and N. Main Street from the Picacho Avenue Intersection to Three Crosses Avenue . After going to bid the first time, the State added to the scope of the work. A contamination study of underground storage tanks was required. After this issue was resolved, the RFP for the final design went to bid in February 1993 with an estimated completion date of December 1994 . Rights-of-way, acquisition, final estimates, and certification proceeds will commence after final design. A Section 4 (f) Statement and environmental document also will be prepared. Priority: 1 (Carry-over Project) Estimated Completion: Not Available Lohman Avenue from Solano to Nacho -- This corridor has experienced higher than projected growth. In addition and because of deficient levels of service, this corridor has been identified as requiring extensive improvement plus, additional capacity. Priority: 2 Estimated Completion: Not Available FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Metropolitan Planning Organization New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department FUNDING SOURCES : New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department City of Las Cruces Federal Highway Administration PRODUCTS : -US 70 Final Design, Section 4 (f) and Environmental Assessment (Three Crosses to Rio Grande River) -Updated US 70 Frontage Roads : Environmental Document & Feasibility Study Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization 16 ti L(1 O O Ol 00 w N O O O U) H l0 OD N O O U1 O l0 l0 M O L- I-a O O N O O l0 O rl O C Ln Ln O M • Lf) E-1 OD ri O N r-1 ri M O O r-I O cn Ln M Cp w O N l0 • O1 O l0 Ol H O O O O O O O r1 a H l0 (N N l0 O W CO wO l� C11 U) O O N Ln O O O r-I [r Lf) r-I O O N 0 � W z H M co w QLn L� �I u) Fa O 6l . RO Ol LO M w L w �I M l0 C) O O O O O O dr I W H acy, r- 00 w � 04 H 0 l0 m N a0 Ln P C) H 01 M Ln v u) a M o 0 0 r-i a+ lfl 1� o o N Oa 3 Ln N M L- r-ION w r1 L- U) M O A O M • H OI Cl N H H N r-I M O O O O O O O N O H w � N M Ln al N OO Lf) dq v ow O N N OO r- r-I N m CO:) L� Ln O M M • O O r I d+ O rA N M O N H H M O O M q z z H H � x x w U a Q OD EUI m H q z z w 0 0 H xz u Hz u Hz Z H r=, H Q w F34 w F14 a �, Q >4 v � 3 uH U) F:� U CO E1 x a N 4 r p 4 w O Ga fsa U Cra U U) G4 U U) � U N � a LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION LILY COMMITTEE ACTION FORIP FOR MEETING OF: March 9 , 1994 AGENDA ITEM: An amendment to the FY 1994-95 Annual Element (AE) and the FY 1995-96 through FY 1999-2000 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include the use of Enhancement Funds to develop the Las Cruces Railroad Depot - Resolution 94-004 ACTION REQUESTED: Review and consideration of Resolution 94-004 . SUPPORT INFORMATION: 1 . Resolution 94-004 . 2 . Proposed modification: EXHIBIT A (page 5 of AE\TIP) . 3 . FY 1994-95 through Fy 1999-00 AE\TIP (as submitted to the State) . DISCUSSION/OPTIONS: Through the use of enhancement funds, it would be possible to make improvements to the Las Cruces Railroad Depot and to Mesilla Street from Hadley to Amador. The State Highway and Transportation Department has indicated enhancement projects of this nature would be reviewed favorably for funding. The request for enhancement funds for this project include $600, 000 for FY 1994-95 and an additional $500, 000 in FY 1995-96 . OPTIONS : 1) Approve Resolution 94-004 , the proposed improvements to the Las Cruces Railroad Depot and the Mesilla Street corridor would be amended to the FY 1994-95 AETIP and recommended to the state for funding. 2) Modify Resolution 94-004 , modify as per Policy Committee direction. 3) Deny Resolution 94-004 , the proposed enhancement project for the Las Cruces Railroad Depot and the Mesilla Street corridor would not be placed on the FY 1994-95 AETIP. LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION RESOLUTION NO. 94-004 AN AMENDMENT TO THE FY 1994-95 ANNUAL ELEMENT (AE) AND THE FY 1995-96 THROUGH FY 1999-2000 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) TO INCLUDE THE USE OF ENHANCEMENT FUNDS TO DEVELOP THE LAS CRUCES RAILROAD DEPOT. The Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization' s Policy Committee is informed that : WHEREAS, the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the FY 1994-95 through FY 1999-00 Annual Element\Transportation Improvement Program (AE\TIP) on February 9, 1994 . These documents can be amended as directed by the MPO Policy Committee, and; WHEREAS, New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department (NMS D) maintains a separate and concurrent "State AE\TIP" process th t must incorporate the AE\TIP pz`the LCMPO, and; WHEREAS, due to the nature of the I,pi`termodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) , Enhar�ement Funds are made available through NMSHTD to restore transp tation facilities, and; WHEREAS, the State H1 hway Commiss ' n has stated a willingness to funds creative enhanc ent prof cts if evaluated through a public process, and; WHEREAS, the project is p orted locally, an amendment to the MPO' s AE\TIP has been reques by the City of Las Cruces . THE MPO POLICY COMMIT E F NDS THAT it appears to be in the best interest of the O that the amendment be APPROVED and ACCEPTED by the Polic Committee . NOW, THEREFOR , the Policy mmittee of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Plan ng Organization, de rmines, orders and resolves as follows : (I) THAT page f 've (5) of the Las Cruces MPO' s FY 1994-95 through FY 1999-00 A TIP be amended as shown `; :.D in the Catt ched Exhibit »::»>:<� c 1 THAT staff and officials are authorized to take a opr-iate legal actions to implement this Resolution. �P �Z ( ` lVC11--c-1vi DONE and APPROVED thi 9th day of March 1994 . ATTEST: C rman Luchini t Moved By: VOTE : Chairman Luchini : Seconded By: Councillor Haltom: Councillor Ferralez : APPROVED AS TO FORM: Councillor Tomlin: Commissioner Miyagishima: Trustee Southworth: Mayor Clayshulte : Trustee Cadena: Attorney LAS CRUC4 METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION RESOLUTION NO. 94-005 AN AMENDMENT TO THE FY 1993-94 ANNUAL ELEMENT (AE) TO INCLUDE THE NEW MEXICO STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION' S ACTION INVOLVING THE US 70 FRONTAGE ROADS- ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT AND FEASIBILITY STUDY. The Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization' s Policy Committee is informed that : WHEREAS, the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the FY 1993-94 Annual Element (AE) on March 10, 1993 . These documents can be amended as directed by the MPO Policy Committee, and; WHEREAS, New Mexico State Highway Commission increased funding for project number 9610 SP-070-2 (201) from $100 , 000 to a total of $200, 000 the study of the US 70 Frontage Roads, I-25 t NASA Road feasibility and environmental documents. at their �b ry 17-18, 1994 meeting, and; WHEREAS, the increased F�,a f r"►the fiscal year 993-94 , and must be under cc tract e ,New xi S way and �� Transportation Department (NMSHTD) by et730 19 4 , nd; WHEREAS, the US 70 Frontage Roa ng with e Me Aran e Overpass is the number one priority proj t r `tie MPO and t e State Highway Commission has stated a wi ingness to Cooperate in the development of this,, project, and; �' i THE MPO POLICY COMMITTEE FINDS THAT it appears to be in the best interest of the NyPO that the amendmery� be APPROVED and ACCEPTED by the Policy Committee . NOW, THEREFORE, the; Policy Committee of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization, deter/nes, orders and resolves i f as follows : j THAT the Las Cruces MPO' s FY 1 93- 4 Annual Element be amended as stated above to reflect the ch e in funding amounts and fiscal year. (II THAT staff and officials e autho ized to take appropriate and legal actions to impleme this Reso ution. DONE and APPROVED t is 9th day of March 1994 . ATTEST: C airman Luchini r Moved By: VOTE : Chairman Luchini : Seconded By. Councillor Haltom: Councillor Ferralez : APPROVED. S TO FORM: Councillor Tomlin: Commissioner Miyagishima: Trustee Southworth: Mayor Clayshulte : Trustee Cadena : Attorney