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06/07/2012 s- 1 METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION 2 TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC) MEETING 3 4 Following are the minutes from the MPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting held 5 on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 4 00 p m at Dona Ana Commission Chambers, 845 Motel 6 Boulevard, Las Cruces, New Mexico 7 8 MEMBERS PRESENT: John Higgins (proxy for Luis Marmolejo - DAC) 9 Mike Bartholomew (CLC Transit) 10 Jolene Herrera (NMDOT) 11 Gene Paulk (proxy for Harold Love - NMDOT) 12 Greg Walke (NMSU) 13 Henry K. Corneles (DAC Engineering) 14 Larry Altamirano (LCPS) 15 Bill Childress (BLM) 16 Orlando Fierro (proxy for John Gwynne— DA Flood Commission) 17 Robert Ebler (proxy for Louis Grijalva - CLC Public Works) 18 Debbie Lujan (Town of Mesilla) 19 20 MEMBERS ABSENT- Luis Marmolejo (DAC) 21 Bill Childress (BLM) 22 Harold Love (NMDOT) 23 John Gwynne (DA Flood Commission) 24 Dan Soriano (CLC Public Works) 25 Jesus Morales (EBID) 26 Louis Grijalva (CLC Public Works) 27 John Knopp (Town of Mesilla) 28 29 STAFF PRESENT Tom Murphy (MPO staff) 30 Duane Hoskins (MPO staff) 31 Andrew Wray (MPO staff) 32 33 1. CALL TO ORDER 34 35 Meeting was called to order at 4 03 p.m Jolene Herrera stated the Chair and Vice Chair 36 would not be in attendance and a Chair Pro-tem would need to be elected 37 38 Someone nominated Henry Corneles as Chair Pro-Tem 39 Greg Walke seconded the motion 40 All in favor 41 42 2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA 43 44 Mike Bartholomew motioned to approve the agenda as written 45 Robert Ebler seconded the motion 46 All in favor 1 2 3. PUBLIC COMMENT— No public comments 3 4 4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 5 6 4.1 May 3, 2012 7 8 Larry Altamirano moved to approve the minutes of May 3, 2012 9 Gene Paulk seconded the motion 10 All in favor 11 12 5. ACTION ITEMS 13 14 5.1 NMDOT TIP Amendments 15 16 On May 11, 2011, the MPO Policy Committee approved the 2012-2017 Transportation 17 Improvement Program (TIP) 18 19 The following amendment(s) to the TIP have been requested CN FY Route Termini Scope Change Rio Grande Bridge to Pavement Project accelerated to 1100320 2012 US 70 Picacho/Main Intersection Preservation FY2012 from FY2013 Project moved to Lujan Hill Lujan Hill Rd at RR crossing Add concrete surface FY2013 per Rail 1100740 2013 Rd #0196791- and lights to crossing Section Crosswalks, flashers, Scope changed per signage&sidewalk NMDOT SRTS W100040 2012 SRTS Various Local Streets in Mesilla repairs Coordinator New Safety project awarded to DAC EI Camino Intersection with Dona Ana Realign existing 05/09/2012. HSIP LCO0110 2013 Real Rd School Rd intersection funding 20 21 These amendments will not affect any other projects currently listed in the TIP 22 23 Tom Murphy gave a brief presentation 24 25 Jolene Herrera provided brief updates on projects 26 27 Henry asked about the Lujan Hill Road railroad crossing He stated that they met with 28 somebody from the DOT railroad from Santa Fe about Whispering Dove and there was 29 talk about installing gates at that location but DOT railroad said that since the County 30 owns the side road that the County needed to put in median barriers 31 32 Gene Paulk stated that he was not familiar with the Lujan Hill Road railroad crossing 33 As Jolene stated sometimes the rail section has their own criteria for selecting 34 dangerous or priority railroad crossings and by virtue of them being in our area within I District 1 they have to be put onto the STIP and by virtue of being in the MPO, it has to 2 be put on the TIP as well, he stated that they were notified a couple months ago of the 3 project. 4 5 Greg Walke motioned to recommend approval to the Policy Committee 6 Robert Ebler seconded the motion 7 All in favor 8 9 6 COMMITTEE AND STAFF COMMENTS 10 11 Mike Bartholomew asked is staff had an update on the presentation that was done last time on 12 the Asset Management Plan module He stated there was a question as to whether or not it 13 needed to go out for an RFP 14 15 Tom responded that it was also discussed at Policy Committee Staff received further 16 direction Tom stated that if they do go that route, it will be with an RFP 17 18 Gene Paulk gave an update on construction projects in the area 19 • Motel Boulevard Interchange reconstruction — contractor is working on the eastbound 20 on-ramp, it will be a PCCP basically concrete pavement on-ramp Construction is 21 moving along 22 • Engler Project—working on the wing walls, they are ahead of schedule on this particular 23 project. 24 • 110/125 — press releases on traffic impact. 25 26 7 PUBLIC COMMENT— No public comments 27 28 8 ADJOURNMENT 29 30 Meeting adjourned at 4 18 p m 31 32 Jolene Her a otioned for adjournment. 33 Greg a se onded the motion 34 All i avor 35 36 38 Chair 39 40 41