ASHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
March 21, 2019
CALL TO ORDER:
Borgerson called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Bruce Borgerson, Joe Graf, Derrick Claypool-Barnes, Corinne Vièville
Commissioners Absent: None
Council Liaison Absent: Julie Akins
Staff Present: Paula Brown, Taina Glick, Steve MacLennan
Approval of Minutes: January 17, 2019
Graf/Claypool-Barnes M/S. Minutes approved as read.
Borgerson diverted from agenda to move Accident Report to beginning of meeting. MacLennan presented information about traffic collisions and radar trailer use.
Graf informed MacLennan of continued parking in a yellow zone at the corner of Elkader St and Ashland St. Vieville requested clarification on restrictions for parking with a handicap placard.
Type III land use action
Derek Severson from the City of Ashland Planning Division introduced the pre-application project at 1511 N Main St. Amy Gunter and property owner presented maps and provided additional project information.
Commissioners made suggestions and expressed concerns. Using commission suggestions, Brown will draft a letter on behalf of the commission for submission to the Planning Division.
Capital Improvement Plan
Brown presented the Capital Improvement Plan and described the project prioritization and coordination process.
Borgerson requested data about length of sidewalks added per year. Claypool-Barnes suggested more money be directed at sidewalk/pedestrian projects.
Commissioners would like to see data represented by location not by category. Brown will work with GIS to have data represented on a map.
Commission Goals and Objectives 2019
Borgerson read the goals for the commissioners. Work on the new TSP will begin in July.
Graf suggested changing the wording of 6.1 to read Promote safe and convenient transportation options to allow people to go downtown without having to drive and park. Change the wording of Goal 4 to Implement counter measures at three locations where crashes involve bicycles or pedestrians and automobiles. Graf moved to make suggested changes to the goals and objectives.
Borgerson indicated that he also had a revision and suggested adding Goal 2 Action 6 to update 2010 overall goals and objectives to incorporate planning for new technologies, including but not limited to vehicle electrification and on-demand transit options using computers and smart phones.
Vièville suggested removal of March 31, 2019 from section 4.1.
Graf moved that the goals and objectives be updated with the above described 4 changes. Vieville seconded. All ayes. Motion passed.
Draft ADA Right of Way transition plan
Brown described the draft ADA right of way transition plan.
Commissioners inquired about the plan, specifically location and prioritization of projects to improve ADA compliance and the role of the ADA coordinator.
Staff is requesting review and input from commissioners and will add missing portions to document.
Discuss current action item list
Graf wondered if City Council approved the Transportation Commission Municipal Code revision. Brown indicated that revisions had been accepted.
Borgerson inquired when RVTD will know the status of the grant for their micro-transit pilot project
FOLLOW UP ITEMS
Bicycle Map Development
Claypool-Barnes provided update to commissioners. Graf nominated Claypool-Barnes to chair a sub-committee for the Bicycle Map Development subcommittee. All commissioners agree. Claypool-Barnes inquired about the responsibility involved and suggested continuing to meet at the Siskiyou Room. Glick will send poll to determine availability for meetings.
COMMISSION OPEN DISCUSSION
Commissioners discussed ways to seek additional members to fill commission vacancies.
Claypool-Barnes informed Commissioners of a section of Ashland Municipal Code that requires bicycle registration at the Police Department and he is not in support of this as a requirement. Further he believed that the downtown area should be a commission high priority and suggested the area as a topic of discussion at a future meeting.
FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS
ADA Transition Plan
Traffic Calming Program
Transportation System Plan update - scope creation
MUTCD 4-way stop sign training
Public Works Administrative Assistant