The Technical Advisory Committee of the Richland County Regional Planning Commission is a 13 member voting committee.
The purpose of the TAC shall be as follows:
- To direct a 3C (continuing, comprehensive and cooperative) planning process carried out by its membership in concurrence with federal guidelines
- To review, analyze, select, and approve Land Use and Transportation Plans
- To evaluate and assist in the preparation of basic development policy and objectives to be applied by the MPO
- To advise various boards within the MPO on the status of multi-modal transportation needs
- To facilitate cooperation and coordination between the MPO and the Ohio Department of Transportation
- To assist the general public in understanding decisions and policies of the MPO
- To act as a forum for cooperative decision making and recommendations by its multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplined membership
TAC Meeting Minutes
September 2, 2015
Richland County Regional Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee MINUTES September 2, 2015 2:00 P.M. Todd Blankenship called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. 1. ROLL CALL / ATTENDANCE Kathy Adams, Tom Beck, Bob Bianchi, Todd Blankenship, Randy Hutchinson, David Kalish, Jeff Kennedy, Jim Mawhorr, Mike Schafrath, Errol Schultz, Patrick Schwan, Kathryn Sharpnack, Jotika Shetty, Jeff Wilson, Ryan Wine 2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING Patrick Schwan moved to approve the minutes of May 13, 2015 meeting. The motion was seconded by Jim Mawhorr and was duly passed. 3. TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Todd stated the TAC should review the Transit Development Program (TDP) and make a recommendation for its approval at the October 28, 2015 Full Commission Meeting. Mayor Hutchinson stated he did not believe Ontario would be able to pay any contribution to the TDP as they are projecting to cut nearly $1 million from their budget. Kathy stated that these are projections for FY2016 and that there could be entities that are private the city could partner with to secure the funding. A discussion regarding who should represent various appointments brought the following names and positions: Ryan Wine – Bellville, to become the Village Representative; Jodie Perry – Richland County Chamber President, to become the Economic Development Representative; Kathy Adams – RCTB or Jennifer Gray – Mobility Manager, to become the ATAC Representative; Jason Larson – Director Richland County Parks District or Mark Abrams – Director City of Mansfield Parks, to become the Regional Parks Representative; and Karyl Price – Richland Public Health, to become the Richland County Health Department or Active Transportation Representative. The TAC felt there should be representatives who will actively participate and possibly alternates for when they are unable to attend meetings. The group also believes that the representative should represent the welfare of the entire county more so than a smaller entity from where they represent. Todd will make some contacts and hopefully get commitments for these positions, then take them to the nominating committee for the final decisions. 5. KATHRYN SHARPNACK Kathryn spoke about her transportation background and her work experience. Todd stated that he believes Ron Laughery will work the remainder of the fiscal year and will retire sometime in June 2016. Tom asked Kathryn about her Professional Engineer Licensure and she will be working to become certified by October 2016. Mike Schafrath introduced Errol Schultz as the new LPA Coordinator at ODOT D3. 6. RESOLUTIONS – PID:98078 RIC CR 0281 00.58 (TRIMBLE RD) Todd asked that Resolutions 15-10 and 15-11 be approved by the TAC. The copies for the TAC were incorrectly numbered and should have been 16-01 and 16-02 respectfully. Resolution 16-01 is an amendment to the FY2016-FY2019, for the City of Mansfield to request $4.4 Million of the local allocation of Federal Urban STP funds for the Trimble Road Improvement Project. Randy Hutchinson moved to approve amendments 16-01. Jim Mawhorr seconded, and the TAC recommendation passed by unanimous vote. Resolution 16-02 is to authorize a State Infrastructure Bank Loan for the Trimble Road Improvement Project. Bob Bianchi moved to approve amendments 16-02. Jim Mawhorr seconded, and the TAC recommendation passed by unanimous vote. Mansfield is looking to receive $1.6 million in safety funds for the project. The request includes high accident locations for intersection improvements. The safety funds would lower the overall cost of the project. DRAFT Resolution 16-01 DRAFT Resolution 16-02 7. OTHER BUSINESS The Richland County Board of Commission’s passed a resolution to create the Richland County Transportation Improvement District (RC-TID). Appointments for this include Marilyn John – Member of the Richland County Board of Commissioners: Tom Beck – Richland County Engineer; Jodie Perry – Regionally significant economic development representative; Todd Blankenship – RCRPC Transportation Technical Director; and a possible OSU-M/NC State representative – Local higher education representative. May Richland County Regional Planning Commission 2016 is the projected time to become the TID. Mike spoke about Richland 97 and that the project had been approved for an additional $100 thousand in safety funds. Todd broke out everyone’s share. Mike will send out legislation to Bellville to let them know what they owe. The Fed’s will approve the next TIP on October 1, 2015. Todd will look into if a resolution is required. The next TAC Meeting will be held: To be determined There being no other business, Jeff Kennedy moved to adjourn the meeting. Jim Mawhorr seconded, and the motion passed by unanimous vote. Respectfully Submitted, RCRPC – Administrative & Fiscal Assistant
May 13, 2015
Richland County Regional Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee MINUTES May 13, 2015 2:00 P.M. ROLL CALL / ATTENDANCE Paul Bender, Pat Schwan, Jim Mawhorr, Jotika Shetty, Jeff Kennedy, Bob Bianchi,Todd Blankenship, Mike Schafrath, Joe Gies, Tom Beck, Adam Gove, Toni Warholic, Ron Laughery APPROVAL OF THE 02/25/15 MINUTES A few points of clarification about area traffic and growth rates we made. MEMBERSHIP – APPOINTMENT PROCESS Group discussed appointments for the nominating committee. Emails will be sent to respective jurisdictions for appointments Decided terms will follow fiscal year LONG RANGE PLAN COMMENTS Discussed last of the Long Range Plan comments. Briefly discussed “Model” of area and the desire to have the entire county included in next OVERALL WORK PROGRAM Mentioned part of the Work Program was to update the Prospectus. This was one of the “focus areas” given to us by FHWA and ODOT. Jotika will present the OWP at the next Full Commission Mtg. RESOLUTIONS FOR MAY 27TH FULL COMMISSION MEETING Resolutions for the LRTP, TIP FY2016-2019, and MPO Certification were recommended for introduction to the Full Commission. Other Business Paul mentioned some recent bicycle activities
October 14, 2014
Richland County Regional Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee MINUTES October 14, 2014 2:00 P.M. Joe Gies called the meeting to order at 2:05 p.m. ROLL CALL / ATTENDANCE Paul Bender, Pat Schwan, Jim Mawhorr, Jotika Shetty, Jeff Kennedy, Bob Bianchi, Todd Blankenship, Mike Schafrath, Kat Sharpnack, Joe Gies, Tom Beck APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING A motion to approve the minutes of the August 19, 2014 meeting was made by Jeff Kennedy and seconded by Bob Bianchi was duly passed by voice vote. Kathryn Sharpnack was introduced by Mike Schafrath as the occasional substitute for the ODOT District 3 representative. Everyone present then introduced themselves. APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION 15-02 Resolution 15-02 was presented. It is a Transit line item for a support vehicle A motion to approve the resolution was made by Jim Mawhorr and seconded by Bob Bianchi. TAC BYLAWS REVIEW Discussed the number of members necessary for a quorum. Read current voting members listed in the draft Bylaws, these positions were discussed as well as other non voting members. Todd asked members to review the entire document and email respond any comments and or concerns. We will vote to approve the Bylaws at the December 3rd TAC meeting in hopes of Full Commission approval during the first of meeting next year. Todd requested review with email comments. We would like the same action with this policy as with the TAC bylaws LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN Todd discussed the kick off meeting was the morning of the 14th. Reminder all TAC members they are more than welcome to attend and would continually be updated throughout the process by email. TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (TID) TAP Policy Todd asked for the committee’s opinion on applying to become a TID. Explained this had to be done through the county commissioner’s office. Jim Mawhorr spoke of his experience assisting Lorain County with their administration of the program. Everyone was in favor of moving forward with the process. We will invite Jeff Loehrke (Lurky) to come speak at our next TAC meeting. Group also thought we should discuss the idea with a county commissioner prior to the TAC presentation and then invite the “designated” commissioner The next TAC Meeting will be held: December 3, 2015 1:00 There being no other business, Joe Gies moved to adjourn the meeting. Bob Bianchi seconded, and the motion passed by unanimous vote.
August 19, 2014
Richland County Regional Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee MINUTES August 19,2014 2:00 P.M. Bob Bianchi called the meeting to order at 2:10 p.m. ROLL CALL / ATTENDANCE Todd Blankenship, Kathy Adams, Paul Bender, Bob Bianchi, Joe Gies, Jeff Kennedy, Mike Schafrath, Steve Shepherd, and Linda Timmer APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING A motion to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2014 meeting was made by Jeff Kennedy and seconded by Joe Gies and was duly passed by voice vote. TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM DOCUMENT Kathy explained this was a standard Transit report that explains the previous years expenses and includes the 5 year financial forecast. It was decided this report could be forwarded to the Full Commission for approval with no revisions from the TAC TIP ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATION Todd Blankenship discussed TIP Administrative Modification 2014-AM 3. This modification combines all the next summer Mansfield Urban Paving projects into one PID. PID:88728. PID:98078 RIC CR 0281 00.58 TRIMBLE ROAD Bob Bianchi came looking for TAC approval of the extra wide sidewalk/multi use path for the east side of Trimble Road After long discussions about the usefulness, and appropriateness of this investment, it was determined to proceed as though the path will be included but could easily be removed at any time though out the development of the plans. A draft of the TAC Bylaws was discussed. Membership, voting and quorum requirements were the primary discussion points. This type of document will require multiple meeting reviews and revisions. No vote was expected nor taken. This was the initial discussion of the proposed policy for the MPO’s use of TAP funds. This policy will be discussed at future TAC Meetings. No vote was expected nor taken. LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN Todd and Paul discussed the upcoming Long Range Transportation Plan. Asked for assistance over the next several months. The Plan will be submitted to the Full Commission Todd explained this was basically a detailed replacement of Resolution 14-06. PID:97939 RIC SR 0039 03.95 (Mansfield Ave). Total MPO funds are unchanged. Now contains detailed Phase breakout of funds. A motion to approve the resolution was made by Jeff Kennedy and seconded by Linda Timmer was duly passed by voice vote. The next TAC Meeting will be held: October 14, 2014 There being no other business, Jeff Kennedy moved to adjourn the meeting. Linda Timmer seconded, and the motion passed by unanimous vote.
May 20, 2014
Richland County Regional Planning Commission Technical Advisory Committee MINUTES May 20, 2014 2:00 P.M. Aaron Wiegand called the meeting to order at 2:15 p.m. ROLL CALL / ATTENDANCE Tom Beck, Bob Bianchi, Todd Blankenship, Joe Gies, Adam Gove, Matthew Huffman, David Kalish, Jeff Kennedy, Jim Mawhorr, Mike Schafrath and Aaron Wiegand APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING A motion to approve the minutes of the March 25, 2014 meeting was made by Jeff Kennedy and seconded by Joe Gies and was duly passed by voice vote. TIP ADMINISTRATIVE MODIFICATION Todd Blankenship discussed two TIP Administrative Modifications. The first is to move funds and work locations from PID:88789 into PID:88808, which are for lane resurfacing on St. Rt. 95 and St. Rt. 603. The second moves funds and work locations from PID:77583 into PID:79792, that is for Richland I-71 preventive maintenance projects – micro surfacing. A discussion on the need to make a motion for these changes resulted in determining that the Technical Director has been given the authorization to make these changes through a previous RCRPC amendment and therefore unless it effects TAC a motion was not needed. MILLSBORO ROAD PHASE III Adam Gove handed out a project identification sheet along with an aerial of the proposed project for fiscal year 2019. The project, which is phase III is to improve stopping sight distance to satisfy legal speed and improve shoulders. The project will reconstruct the roadway on new vertical alignment and replace a culvert near Marlowe Heights. The project location is near Westover Lane to near Home Road. Bob Bianchi suggested adding the preliminary engineering, $254K, to the Mansfield SIB Loan and the county decided to seek other funding sources. This would allow the preliminary engineering to get started. A motion to approve the Millsboro Road Phase III less the PE was made by Tom Beck and seconded by Jeff Kennedy and was duly passed by voice vote. FUNDING RESOURCES AND CONTACTS Handouts regarding ODOT Transportation Programs were given out. The handouts include information regarding the funding source and the requirements needing to be met to obtain PROJECT SCORING/VOTING – SUGGESTIONS Todd Blankenship discussed that a formalized process should be in place and is asking for suggestions to get this process started. He said that in the past there were templates used from other sources for this process, but was not pertinent to the projects. Suggestion included: setting a submission date and not just adding projects to the list; Present project on one day and then allow a question and answer period before voting on the project(s); Mirror OPWC process for projects; Have a work plan for safety data, to determine how the projects meets with the Overall Work Plan (OWP) on the MPO. TAC MEMBERSHIP/RULES/PROCEDURES REVISIONS Todd Blankenship will be sending out information to receive comments back regarding TAC membership, rules and procedures. He may contact other MPO’s/TAC’s to get some preliminary information. He has been unable to find good documentation regarding members and procedures and would like to formalize these. A question was asked if the Trimble Rd project has been added to the TIP. It was said that if the funding is good, it is put into the TIP. If there is no funding, committed funds are used first and then goes to the TIP The next TAC Meeting will be held: August 19, 2014 There being no other business, Jeff Kennedy moved to adjourn the meeting. Bob Bianchi seconded, and the motion passed by unanimous vote. Respectfully Submitted, RCRPC – Administrative Assistant