ASHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
January 17, 2019
CALL TO ORDER:
Newberry called the meeting to order at 6:02 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Bruce Borgerson, Sue Newberry, Joe Graf, Derrick Claypool-Barnes
Commissioners Absent: Corinne Vièville Council Liaison Present: None
Staff Present: Scott Fleury, Taina Glick, Steve MacLennan
Approval of Minutes: December 20, 2018
Minutes approved as read.
Heulz Gutcheon 2253 Hwy 99
Spoke of his concerns about the planning department promoting use of gasoline cars and would like to see increased use of solar panels.
Trails Master Plan
Michael Black presented the updated Parks Trails Master Plan. See attached. Black thanked the members of the subcommittee who worked on the project.
Commissioners questioned Black about some trails.
Borgerson moved the TC recommend the City Council accept the Trails Master Plan update for future guidance of trails in Ashland. Claypool-Barned seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.
Chair amended agenda to move discussion of Accident Report to earlier in the meeting.
MacLennan spoke to the information contained in the accident report. He informed commissioners that the new radar trailer has been put in place. Newberry asked if trailer gathers data. Commissioners asked questions about specific accidents. Newberry asked MacLennan for his opinion of prospective Commission goals.
Commission Goals and Objectives 2019
Julia Summers Village Square Dr
Spoke to her opinions of the shortcomings and need for public transit and of the need for a pedestrian and cyclist friendly downtown area.
Chair Newberry suspended the rules and commissioners openly discussed potential goals and objectives for the coming year. Commissioners will email suggestions through Glick to Newberry who will compile suggestions for finalization at next meeting.
Annual Commission Presentation to City Council
Commissioners and staff discussed past Council presentations and potential topics for this year.
Discuss current action item list
FOLLOW UP ITEMS
Bicycle Map Development
Newberry informed commissioners that a presentation will be made to TC after potentially only 1 more meeting of the map development group.
COMMISSION OPEN DISCUSSION
FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS
Bicycle facility TSP discussion
MUTCD 4-way stop sign training
Twenty (20) year Capital Improvement Plan
Public Works Administrative Assistant