ASHLAND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
July 18, 2019
CALL TO ORDER:
Borgerson called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.
Commissioners Present: Katharine Danner, Bruce Borgerson, Linda Peterson Adams, Joe Graf, Derrick Claypool-Barnes, Corinne Vièville, Mark Brouillard
Commissioners Absent: None
Council Liaison Absent: Julie Akins
Staff Present: Scott Fleury, Taina Glick, Steve MacLennan
Borgerson welcomed Brouillard to the commission.
Borgerson asked the group to be mindful of orderly discussions.
Approval of Minutes: June 20, 2019
Commissioners Peterson Adams/Danner m/s to approve minutes as amended.
All ayes. Minutes approved.
MacLennan answered questions from commissioners regarding items on the June accident report.
Sheri Cellini Ashland, OR
Spoke of her concerns about neighborhood impacts from a proposed development on Randy St. Cellini’s questions are attached at the end of these minutes.
Commissioners agreed to add this topic to a future agenda item after staff gathers information from the Planning Department.
Danner expressed concern about citizens being referred to the TC by the Planning Commission. Claypool-Barnes moved to request that the Transportation Commission is formally involved in the discussion with the Planning Commission regarding the Randy Street development. Danner second. Graf expressed concern about TC involvement in all planning actions and asked for clarification on the intent of this specific motion. All ayes. Motion passed.
Climate Energy Action Plan update audio begins at 35:20
Fleury introduced Stu Green, Climate Energy Analyst with the City. Green presented information about the Climate Energy Plan. Presentation attached. Direct any question to Fleury.
August Meeting Date audio begins at 1:18:07
Staff will be unable to attend the next meeting and request changing the meeting from August 15 to August 22. No objections were made, so the next meeting will be August 22 at Council Chambers.
OLD BUSINESS audio begins at 1:20:10
Transportation System Plan Scope Development Review
Fleury provided a draft copy of the solicitation packet for the Transportation System Plan (TSP) and gave an overview of the contents. The solicitation includes criteria discussed and/or requested by commissioners at the June meeting. Fleury asked for input or amendments at either this meeting or by email. Further, he requested a volunteer to a part of the proposal scoring team and process for negotiating scope of services.
Graf expressed concern about projects relevant to the multi-modal concept being lost in the current project layout and suggested having projects listed by area to identify how to have the greatest impact to the whole transportation system. Peterson Adams suggested inclusion of the downtown area. Borgerson asked for clarification of the terms Title II and Title VI from the document. Fleury indicated those terms are related to making sure that projects and outreach include and benefit underserved and disadvantaged communities.
Peterson Adams volunteered to be involved with proposal scoring and scope of service negotiation process.
Traffic Calming Program audio begins at 1:46:35
Borgerson reminded Commissioners of the last two traffic calming discussions and offered clarification that a traffic calming program is intended to address motorist behavior issues and is citizen input driven. Claypool Barnes questioned why safety would be excluded from the program. Commissioners discussed previously moved inclusion of safety in the traffic calming program and considered how requests for safety should be handled. Overall the group agreed that there are categories of requests that should be handled differently from each other. Fleury suggested development of a flow chart to guide citizens for how to proceed with requests.
Claypool-Barnes proposed formation of a sub-committee to discuss details and parameters of a “traffic calming plus” program. Peterson Adams believed that the program is being over complicated and should be reverted to traffic calming. There was no support for a sub-committee. Borgerson suggested making traffic calming a component of a larger safety plan so that no issues are overlooked. Traffic calming will be continued at a later meeting.
Fleury informed the group that the micro-transit grant was funded.
FUTURE AGENDA TOPICS
Traffic calming program
Bicycle map development
MUTCD 4-way stop sign training
Public Works Administrative Assistant
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