Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization, Technical Advisory Committee Meeting | February 1, 2013

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Strafford NH Regional Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee meeting from 2/1/13. A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a federally mandated and federally funded transportation policy-making organization in the United States that is made up of representatives from local government and governmental transportation authorities. The United States Congress passed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which required the formation of an MPO for any urbanized area (UZA) with a population greater than 50,000. Congress created MPOs in order to ensure that existing and future expenditures of governmental funds for transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (“3‑C”) planning process. 00:01 Call to order and introductions. 00:49 Staff communications; Marilyn Barton, SRPC administrative assistant- announces the hiring of a new planner. 01:43 Cynthia Copeland, Executive Director of SRPC; outlines parameters for video recording and audio recording of SRPC meetings.
02:05 Ed Comeau, Brookfield's representative; outlines his understanding of the perimeters for video recording and audio recording of public meetings. 02:52 Action items; approval of previous meeting minutes. 03:42 The ten year plan project prioritization scoring criteria; Marc Ambrosi, SRPC gives presentation. 08:51 Brad Nichols, concern over subjective measures; discussion of process of scoring criteria; description of Decision Lens. 54:16 Draft 2014 2015 Unified Planning Work Program; Marc Ambrosi reports. 1:05:56 Transportation Plan Improvement Program, Marc Ambrosi reports. 1:14:09 Project updates; Marc Ambrosi; Newmarket update on pedestrian bridge project;
1:20:43 Grant applications; Southern NH planning commissions; Scenic Byways program; Dover not participating; new forms of funding; Sommersworth projects; 1:24:08 Brad Nichols, COAST bus, safety report. 1:32:00 Marsha Gasses, Barrington; culvert study; flooding; regional impact study website access; 1:35:20 Ed Comeau, Brookfield, public comment about the video recording of public meetings; Cynthia Copeland rebuttal.

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