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[1. Call to Order. Public comment on any item on the agenda.]

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P>> IT IS 11:09 A.M. AND WE HAV A QUORUM.

FIRST THING THAT WE WILL ANNOUNCE IS THE PUBLIC COMMENT COULD BE MADE ON ANY ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

[2. Consideration and Take Action on the minutes of the December 15, 2020 meeting.]

WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER TWO, WHICH IS CONSIDERATION AND ACTION, IN THE MINUTES, 2020 MEETING.

>> GIVE ME A SECOND. LET ME SHARE MY SCREEN SO YOU

COULD SEE THE POWER POINT. >> ALL RIGHT.

YOU COULD SEE THE POWER POINT? >> YES, MA'AM, CERTAINLY CAN.

ITEM NUMBER TWO, FROM THE MINUTES, DECEMBER 15TH, 2020 MEETING. ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS OR DELETIONS NEEDED FOR MINUTES AS THEY WERE PRESENTED TO US? IF NOT, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, I'VE EXAMINED THE MINUTES AND FIND THEM TO BE AN ACCURATE REFLECTION ON WHAT TRANSPIRED IN THE MEETING.

UNLESS THERE'S ANY AMENDMENTS, I MOVE.

>> A MOTION AND A SECOND. >> ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE. >> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED? THE MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

[3. Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion, and Take Action on resolutions supporting the following Performance Measures: Safety (PM 1), Pavement/Bridge Condition (PM 2), and System Performance (PM 3).]

MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER THREE, RECEIVE A REPORT, HOLD A DISCUSSION AND TAKE ACTION ON RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCE MEASURES, SAFETY, PM1, PAVEMENT BRIDGE CONDITION, PM2 AND SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, PM3

>> INCLUDED IN YOUR PACT, THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES. THE PM1, THE SAFETY ITEM IS SET TO BE TURNED IN, IT WAS SET TO BE TURNED IN FEBRUARY 18TH.

WE'RE A LITTLE BEHIND ON THAT ONE.

THE OTHER TWO ARE TO BE SET TO BE TURNED IN THE END OF MARCH.

IT INCLUDES FATALITY THE, FATALITY RATE, PER 100 MILLION, SERIOUS INJURIES, SERIOUS INJURY RATE FOR 100MT AND NONMOTORIZED FATALITY AND SERIOUS INJURIES. THE INFRASTRUCTURE CONDITION, WHICH IS THE PAVEMENT AND BRIDGE, IT IS FOR ON SYSTEM AND OFF SYSTEM. IT'S FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND THE SYSTEM RELY ABILITY IS THE PERFORMANCE MEASURED REQUIREMENTS ON THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND TO ASSESS GREAT MOVEMENT IN THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM.

THOSE ARE THE THREE CONDITIONS THAT WE HAVE.

AND I DID DISCUSS THIS, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I DO WANT TO POINT OUT AND WE WILL GET TO THAT WHEN WE GET TO THE PERFORMANCE MEASURE 1. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE COULD ADD A STATEMENT TO IT BECAUSE THE WAY IT SHOWS AND I'LL EXPLAIN THAT BUT WE'LL GET INTO THAT -- LET ME GO ON TO THE NEXT. INCLUDED IN PACKET IS THREE RESOLUTIONS. EACH OF THE RESOLUTION IS PRESENTED IN THE SCREEN. ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, IT'S FROM THE TXDOT INFORMATION ON THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE TARGETS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, THE 2021 FAR GET THAT YOU COULD SEE HERE. AS I SAID, YOU COULD FOLLOW ALONG IN YOUR BOOK, BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE INFORMATION, YOU COULD SEE THAT IN 2020, FOR THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES, 2020-2021, IT'S A DECREASE. IN THE RATE OF FATALITIES, IT'S A DECREASE. IF YOU LOOK AT SERIOUS INJURIES, IT'S AN INCREASE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE SERIOUS RATE OF INJURIES, THERE'S A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE THERE.

AND IN THE TOTAL OF NONMOTORIZED FATALITIES, SERIES INJURIES, THERE'S AN INCREASE. ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT TXDOT IS LOOKING AT IS GETTING TO 0 FATALITIES BY THE YEAR 2050.

AND THEN THEY WANT TO CUT IT IN HALF BY 2035.

THE NUMBERS YOU SEE IN THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES, RATE OF FATALITIES, CORRESPONDS TO THE GOAL THAT THEY HAVE.

ONE OF THE THINGS, WHEN THE TECHNICAL ADVISER COMMITTEE WAS DISCUSSING THIS, WE WERE LOOKING AT THE NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES NOT DECREASING AND THE SERIOUS RATE OF INJURIES DECREASING SLIGHTLY AND THE OTHER INCREASING.

SO THE PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE WITH THAT, IS LOOKING AT THE NUMBER OF FATALITIES, DECREASING, THE OTHER NUMBER IS

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NOT. I WANT TO POINT OUT TO THE BOARD. MY SUGGESTION TO THE BOARD, FOR US TO HAVE THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, HAVE THE SUBCOMMITTEE, WE EVALUATE THIS BEFORE THE 2022 MEASURES ARE DUE, IN THE PM1. THAT WAY, WE CAN LOOK AND SEE IF WE CAN ADJUST THAT TO OUR AREA. I WILL NOT SUGGEST, WE DO AT THIS TIME. IF WE DID THE ABILENE MPO WOULD HAVE TO COME UP WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE MEASURES.

AT THIS TIME, WE DON'T HAVE THE STAFF MEMBERS TO DO THAT.

PUTTING TOGETHER TO LOOK AT THIS TO THE 2022 RUN, WOULD BE A BENEFICIAL THING FOR US. THIS ONE IS FOR THE -- THIS IS FOR -- LET'S SEE ON THIS ONE. OKAY. AND THIS IS THE PM2.

THIS IS THE BRIDGE AND PAVEMENT CONDITIONS.

AND SO IF YOU LOOK OVER HERE IN THE STATE LINE BASIS, THIS IS THE PAVEMENT IN THE INTERSTATE, THIS IS THE PAVEMENT ON THE NONINTER STATE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM AND THIS IS THE BRIDGE OF THAT CONDITION. IF YOU LOOK AT THE AVERAGE AND THE FOUR YEAR AVERAGES AND THE FOUR YEAR ADJUSTED TARGETS.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE FOUR YEAR ADJUSTED TARGETS, YOU COULD SEE AT GOOD CONDITION IS 64.65 PERCENT.

POOR CONDITION IS 0.5 PERCENT. ON THE NONHIGHWAY INTERSTATE SYSTEM, IT'S 54.1 AND 54.2. IN THE PERCENTAGE ON THE DECK CONDITION, POOR CONDITION IS 1.5 AND THE OTHER, FOUR YEAR TARGET IS 50.4 PERCENT. THIS ONE IS FOR THE PM3, WHICH IS FOR THE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE. THAT'S EVALUATED, IF YOU LOOK IN YOUR BOOK. THAT'S EVALUATED ON THE PERCENTAGE OF PERSONAL MILES TRAVELED, PERSONAL SYSTEM.

PERCENTAGE TRAVELED IN NONRELATED SYSTEM AND PERCENTAGE OF TRUCK TRAVEL TIME, RATED AS RELIABLE.

THAT'S THE THREE PERFORMANCE MEASURES THAT THEY LOOK AT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE SCREEN, YOU COULD SEE THAT THE INTERSTATE, THE ADJUSTED TARGET THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT IS 70 PERCENT. THE STATEWIDE BASELINE IS 70.5 PERCENT. ON THE NONINTERSTATE TRAVEL PLAN AND RELIABILITY, IT'S 70 PERCENT TARGET AND STATE LINE BASELINE IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THAT TIME. THE TRUCK TIME RELY ABILITY IS 1.4 AND THE FOUR YEAR ADJUSTED IS 1.76.

THIS IS WHERE THE FIGURES CAME FROM.

THIS IS THE STRATEGIC HIGHWAY SAFETY PLAN THAT TOUCHED OUT FOR 2021. THE NUMBERS CAME FROM THE INFORMATION HERE. THOSE SOURCES THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT, THE FIRST ONE THERE, THE FARS, THAT'S THE FATALITY ANALYSIS REPORTING SYSTEM. THAT'S FROM THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY ADMINISTRATION. THE ARF, IS THE ANNUAL REPORT FILE. THAT'S FROM THE TRAFFIC STUDY OR TRAFFIC SAFETY, I'M SORRY. THE KRIS DATED AT THAT, CRASH OPERATING SYSTEM. AND THE OTHER TWO THERE, THAT YOU SEE ARE THE TARGETS. THAT'S WHERE THE INFORMATION CAME FROM THAT YOU SAW IN THE PREVIOUS RESOLUTIONS.

THIS HERE IS JUST THE TOTAL. THIS IS FOR THE NONMOTORIZED AND THE SAME THING ARISES FROM WHERE THE DATA CAME FROM.

THE INFORMATION FROM THE RIGHT, THIS IS FOR THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES ON THE PAVEMENT AND BRIDGE WHICH IS THE PM2.

WHAT I WANT TO DO NOW IS SORT OF LOOK AT THE ABILENE AREA AND HOW THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES SORT OF APPLY IN THE ABILENE AREA.

I WILL LET THEM DISCUSS THIS INFORMATION ON THE MAPPING HERE.

>> OKAY. SO ON THE LEFT, WE HAVE A MAP OF ALL THE FATAL AND SERIOUS INJURY CRASHES THAT TOOK PLACE FROM 2017-2020, THERE WERE 324 SERIOUS INJURIES AND 59 FATALITIES OVERALL.

ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, WE HAVE SPECIFICALLY NON-MOTORIZED FATALITIES AND THERE WERE ONLY, THERE WERE 13 FATALITIES AND 32 SERIOUS INJURIES SPECIFICALLY, THAT INCLUDED NONMOTORIZED INJU INJURIES.

>> ON THIS INFORMATION, WE USE THE SAME YEARS THAT THE PERFORMANCE MEASURES WERE CALCULATED SO YOU COULD SEE THIS IS FROM 2017 TO 2020. SO IT CORRESPONDS TO THE PERFORMANCE MEASURE 1, THOSE YEARS AND THERE, THAT THEY HAD THE LIST OF INFORMATION. IN ADDITION TO THAT, LOOKING AT PM2, THIS IS THE PAVEMENT CONDITION.

LOOKING AT ABILENE RIGHT NOW, 6 PERCENT.

THIS IS THE INTERSTATE. THE FIRST ONE YOU SEE UP HERE IS

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THE INTERSTATE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

THAT INFORMATION IS FOR THE ROADS, THAT ARE IN GOOD CONDITION, IS 64.3 PERCENT. THOSE IN POOR CONDITION, RIGHT NOW, IS AT 0 PERCENT. ON THE NONINTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM FOR ABILENE IS 57.72 PERCENT.

AND POOR CONDITION IS 11.11 PERCENT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BRIDGE INFORMATION, ONE THAT CORRESPONDS IS THE BRIDGE DECK AREA.

YOU COULD SEE IN THE INFORMATION, ON 2020, THERE'S 31.2 PERCENT, IN GOOD CONDITION. 57.4 PERCENT, IN FAIR.

1.4 PERCENT IN POOR. THAT'S THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE

BRIDGE DECK CONDITIONS. >> WOULD THAT INCLUDE UNDER

CONSTRUCTION RIGHT NOW. >> THIS INCLUDES THE 294 BRIDGES THAT EXIST AS OF 2020. DID THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION?

>> YES, MA'AM. >> YES, MA'AM

>> OKAY. IS THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THAT INFORMATION? OKAY. SO AS DISCUSSED, THE TACK RECOMMENDED APPROVAL TO THE POLICY BOARD AND IT INCLUDE THE VERBIAGE, THAT STAFF IS NOT RECOMMENDING AT THIS TIME THAT WE DO.

THE PM2 AND 3 WAS RECOMMENDED AS PRESENTED.

AND WITH THAT, I'LL TAKE ANY ACTION ON THOSE THREE ITEMS.

>> SO JUST TO BE CLEAR, MOTION IS MADE, DO WE NEED TO SPECIFY

PM1, ASKING FOR APPROVAL? >> NO, SIR, WE NEED APPROVAL ON ALL THREE RESOLUTIONS FOR PM1, PM2, PM3 SO WE CAN SUBMIT ALL

THREE RESOLUTIONS TO TXDOT. >> I UNDERSTAND, PM1 SPECIFIES,

THE STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS. >> YES, SIR, YOU CAN.

THE PM1 THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING IS THE ONE THAT'S IN YOUR PACKET. THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS PRESENTED TO THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE WITHOUT THAT SENTENCE THAT I HAD

DISCUSSED. >> ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON SAFETY PM1, PM2, OR PM3? IF NOT I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> I'LL MAKE MOTION. MR. GLENN, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO

APPROVE THE PM'S AS PRESENTED. >> WE HAVE A MOTION.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND. >> DALE, I'LL SECOND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

>> AYE. >> OPPOSED? OKAY, THE MOTION CARRIES. MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 4, WHICH

[4. Receive a Report, Hold a Discussion, and Take Action on the MPO Job Descriptions.]

IS RECEIVER REPORT, HOLD A DISCUSSION AND TAKE ACTION ON

THE MPO JOB DESCRIPTIONS. >> OKAY. SO INCLUDED IN THE INFORMATION IS A SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION WHICH SHOWS THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT HERE AT THE CITY OF ABILENE.

WE WERE ASKED TO LOOK AT THE CITY JOB DESCRIPTIONS, TO SEE WHICH ONES ARE MISSING AND THE ONES THAT ARE MISSING IN OUR AREA, HAPPEN TO BE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND A COUPLE OF THE OTHERS. WE UPDATED THOSE, BUT THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS IS HIRED BY THE POLICY BOARD.

THAT'S WHY WE ARE PRESENTING THIS.

WE DID SUBMIT THIS BY THE 31ST DEADLINE WITH THE CAVEAT THE POLICY BOARD WILL BE LOOKING AT THIS AT THE NEXT MEETING AND THE RECOMMENDATIONS THEY MAKE, COULD BE PUT INTO THE DOCUMENT AND CHANGED. THAT DATA WAS SENT TO YOU ALL ON FEBRUARY THE 5TH. I RESENT IT OUT THIS MORNING.

SO JUST WANT TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES OR SUGGESTIONS THAT YOU ALL HAD FOR THE DATA OR IF WE NEEDED TO MAKE ANY CHANGES

TO THAT. >> ANY CONCERNS WITH WHAT SHE PRESENTED? ANY SUGGESTED CHANGES?

>> I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SUGGESTION OR CHANGE.

THERE'S A -- IT'S A VERY LONG AND DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION BUT I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS.

>> OKAY. >> ONE OF THE THINGS I WILL POINT OUT, THIS JOB IS AT THE GRADE RANGE OF 130.

SO WHAT THAT MEANS IN TERMS OF SALARY IS A MINIMUM SALARY OF $59,485 AND A MAXIMUM SALARY OF $91,348.

THIS CORRESPONDS IN LINE OF THE CITY MANAGER AT THE CITY LEVEL.

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>> WELL, IF THERE'S NO OTHER DISCUSSION OR CONCERNS WITH THAT, DO WE NEED TO TAKE ACTION TO APPROVE THIS OR IF WE WANT TO

CHANGE IT TAKE ACTION? >> NO, SIR.

I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU TAKE ACTION SO WE HAVE SOMETHING OFFICIAL THAT THE CITY HAS IN THEIR RECORDS THIS IS APPROVED

BY THE POLICY BOARD. >> DALE SPURGIN, I MAKE A MOTION

TO APPROVE. >> WE HAVE A MOTION.

A SECOND BY JUDGE BOLLS. ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION.

ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE. >> AYE.

>> ANY OPPOSED. THE JOB DESCRIPTION AS PRESENTED

[5. Discussion and review of transportation projects. (By TxDOT Staff, City Staff, CityLink Staff)]

HAS BEEN APPROVED. WE'LL GO TO ITEM NUMBER 5.

DISCUSSION AND REVIEW OF TRANSPORTATION PROJECT.

IS TXDOT ON YOUR LIST? >> YES, SIR.

>> THAT WOULD BE PAUL, I BELIEVE.

>> GOOD MORNING, PAUL >> SON SO ON -- SO ON THE MAP, IS A HIGHLIGHTED ITEM IN THE LOWER RIGHT.

ON THE RIGHT ON THE RIGHT IS HIGHLIGHTED RED.

FM707 AND 1226, IT GOES FROM TAYLOR COUNTY AND JONES COUNTY.

THAT PROJECT IS 90 PERCENT COMPLETE.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN TIME SUSPENSION FOR WEATHER FOR THE FINAL SEAL COAT. WE'RE PROJECTED COMPLETION IN MAY FOR THE PROJECT. PROJECT 6 AND 7 ON USA 384 JUST SOUTH, ALLEN BUTLER OVERPASS PROJECT, FM204, THE BRIDGE IS COMPLETE. WE STILL LACK PAVING, ITF AND SOME OTHER WORK. THIS PROJECT IS BEHIND SCHEDULE.

OUR EXPECTED COMPLETION IS IN LATE SPRING.

NEXT PROJECT, NUMBER 8, FH351, AMBLOR.

FUNKY BROTHERS. THIS ONE IS ALSO BEHIND.

WE HAVE COVID AND WEATHER IMPACTS AND WE'RE EXPECT ING INFLATE SCREEN. AND NUMBER 9, USA83 FRONT AND ROADS. SECTION OF THE ROAD WE'RE ADDING AROUND CUSHY LAKE. IT'S CURRENTLY ON TIME.

THAT ONE IS STILL RELATIVELY EARLY.

ESTIMATED COMPLETION IS NOVEMBER ON THE PROJECT.

NUMBER 10, IS FM1750, THAT'S INVESTOR DELIVERY 22.

THAT'S WILLIS CONSTRUCTION. IT'S OUR FLASHING BEACON AT THE INTERSECTION. CONSTRUCTION WILL ACTUALLY BEGIN NEXT WEEK. COMPLETION IS ESTIMATED LATE SPRING. SO IF THERE'S ANY QUESTION ON THOSE. IF NOT I'LL MOVE ON TO OUR PLANNED GROUP. ALL RIGHT.

IN OUR PLAN WORK, WHICH IS ABOVE THE CONSTRUCTION IN THE BOX, THERE'S 18 PROJECTS LISTED. I WILL GO TO THE FIRST 10, REMAINDER OR FURTHER OUT. THERE COULD BE SOME SUGGESTIONS ON SCHEDULE ON THOSE. NUMBER 1 AND 2, DATE IS 36 AND 1750, AND ALDEM LANE AND EAST LEVINTH.

AND OUR ESTIMATED START DATE IS IN APRIL ON THAT ONE.

IT'S BEEN GIVEN, PROBABLY RESURFACING PROJECT.

NUMBER THREE IS FM89 IN. DIVERSE.

IT IS CURRENTLY IN AUGUST 11. NUMBER 4 IS FM77 AT MAPLE STREET. THIS IS ALSO TO ADD LEFT-TURN LANE, LEFT-TURN LANE AND RIGHT-TURN LANE.

IT'S CURRENTLY AUGUST 11TH. NUMBER 5, TREADWAY AT KILL STREET. THIS IS ADD A FLASHING BEACON.

ALSO AUGUST 11TH. NUMBERS 6 AND 7, FM89, WINTERS FREEWAY TO APPROXIMATELY BETTIS LANE.

THIS IS TO ADD LANES, CONCRETE PAVING AND CENTER MEDIAN, SIGNALS AND SOME PEDESTRIAN ELEMENT.

THAT'S ALSO AUGUST 11, BUT WE HAVE A DELAYED START FROM

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JANUARY TO PUSH THE WORK AFTER THE HOLIDAY SEASON.

IT'S RIGHT BY THE MALL. NUMBER 8, FM438, ALMA BOULEVARD, PAVING AND SURFACING PROJECT. IT'S ALSO AUGUST 11.

THE LAST ONE, 9 AND 10, THAT'S FM600.

IT ALSO INCLUDE A PIECE OF 1082, WHICH IS PART OF THE CONTINUES FM600 ROAD BED. IT GOES FROM THE TAYLOR COUNTY LINE TO 1082, ACROSS THE LAKE DAM.

THIS IS A RESURFACING PROJECT AND ALSO AUGUST 11TH.

AND THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT, UNLESS ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU, PAUL. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> YEAH, COULD WE -- I THINK MAYBE WE'LL GO ONE FURTHER DOWN AND I KNOW SOME OF OUR LAST MEETING, WE WERE DISCUSSING THE BRIDGE THERE AT LANFORD ROAD AND 83 AND I THINK THAT'S PROJECT 11 ON THE SHEET THERE OF, I GUESS, TO THE JUDGES, I GUESS, TXDOT HAD A MEETING WITH YA'LL AND SHOWED YOU ALL SOME OF THAT

INFORMATION, IS THAT CORRECT? >> YEAH, WE MET BY ZOOM AND WITH YOUR STAFF AND THEY EXPLAINED THE PROCESS THEY ARE STILL

WORKING THROUGH. >> OKAY.

>> SO IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS ON THAT OR ANYTHING, ANY CONCERNS FROM ANYBODY ON THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT?

>> NOT TODAY. I KNEW THAT WAS AN ITEM OF DISCUSSION FROM THE LAST MEETING AND WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT SOME OF IT GOT ADDRESSED. THANK YOU.

>> YOU BET. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR PAUL.

WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE CITY OF ABILENE PROJECT.

I BELIEVE SCOTT WILL PRESENT THAT.

>> OKAY. YES, SIR. WE BASICALLY ARE PROGRESSING ALONG WITH OUR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, THE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT DOWNTOWN, THE CONCRETE REPAIRS THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME. WE'RE ABOUT LITTLE OVER HALFWAY IN TERMS OF BLOCKS REPAIRED. HALFWAY INTO THE PROJECT AND IN TERMS OF THE COMPLETION, WE'VE BEEN CLOSE ON TIME WORKING WITH THE CONTRACTOR, TRYING TO GET THEM TO MOVE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. IT'S BEEN TOUGH IN THE WINTER MONTHS TO KEEP ON TRACK. WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH ON THAT.

SOUTH WILLIS, IS PRETTY MUCH UNDER ALL ASPHALT.

WE HAVE A SECTION THAT STILL HAS BEEN DELAYED, BUT WE WILL BE FINISHING THAT PROJECT UP. IT'S BEEN TOUGH IN THE WINTER, WITH THE ICE STORMS AND WHAT NOT.

SALES IS PRETTY MUCH 100 PERCENT.

THEY ARE WORKING ON PUNCH LIST ITEMS FOR IT.

WE HAVE STARTED MAKING SOME PROGRESS IN OUR SIDEWALK PROJECT. THEY'VE HAD A SUB POURING THE STRAIGHT PATHS OF SIDEWALK AND ONCE THEY GET AHEAD OF KIND OF AHEAD OF THAT, THEY WILL START APPROACHING DRIVEWAYS AND RAMPS.

THAT'S PRETTY MUCH UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

WE HAVE OUR DESIGN PROJECTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN BIT.

WE HAVE TWO WORK PROJECTS THAT WILL BE STARTING IN MAY, LATE APRIL, EARLY MAY. WE HAVE THE PINE STREET PROJECTS AND AIRPORT PROJECTS. THEY ARE LEFT FOR BID AS WELL.

WE WILL BE HAVING PRECONSTRUCTION FOR THOSE, AND ALL OF THAT WORK WILL BE STARTING THIS SPRING.

GRIFFITH ROAD WAS ALSO BID, AND OUR BEST PRIORITY PROJECT, THE WATER DEPARTMENT JUST FINISHED DOING A PROJECT THERE.

THEY TEMPORARILY PASSED THE ROAD.

AND WE WILL ASK THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

AND THE OTHER PROJECTS LIKE PINE AND SOUTHWEST, SO WE CAN GET GRIFFITH AND THE ROADWAY PART, ANYWAY, BACK PASSABLE AND BACK IN GOOD SHAPE. WITH THE BIDDING OF THE WORK

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ZONE PROJECTS AND ALL OF OUR OTHER DESIGN PROJECTS WE'VE HAD, WE HAVE ABOUT 2 MILLION WORTH OF SAVINGS, COMING OUT OF WHAT IS ORIGINALLY EXPECTED. WE'RE RECONVENING THE STREET COMMITTEE THIS MONTH. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING ANOTHER PROJECT, OR LOOKING AT SOME MORE WORK ZONES AND RESIDENTIAL AREAS THAT WE CAN COME IN AND DO SOME REPAIRS ON.

WE'VE APPLIED FOR TWO OF THE, SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ON THE LIST. WE'VE APPLIED FOR TWO TA PROJECTS. ONE FROM SOUTH 14TH AND ONE FROM OLD ENDSON FROM FRONTAGE ROAD. LISA MAY WANT TO DISCUSS THAT.

SHE'S BEEN HELPING US WITH THAT APPLICATION FOR THOSE TWO PROJECTS. AND THE ONLY OTHER ONE IS NORTH 18TH BRIDGE, T-DOT IS ASSISTING WITH THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE. THAT ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO BRIDGE FAILURES. BUT THAT'S PRETTY MUCH -- WE'VE HAD EIGHT FAILURE LOCATIONS, AS FAR AS THE WINTER.

>> INTRODUCE YOURSELF, SCOTT. >> SORRY.

>> WE HAVE EIGHT LOCATIONS THAT FAILED AS PART OF THE WINTER STORM AND WE RELEASED AN EMERGENCY REPAIR CONTRACT FOR THOSE. MOST OF THEM RESIDENTIAL, WHERE A COUPLE OF BLOCKS OF JUST COMPLETE DISREPAIR.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A CONTRACTOR COME IN AND DIG OUT THE BASE AND DO A FULL DEATH REPAIR FOR THOSE LOCATIONS.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. >> I KNOW THERE'S PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT REBECCA LANE BEING COMPLETED AS WELL.

>> YEAH, WE DID. THE WATER DEPARTMENT FINALLY GOT IT COMPLETED. THEY WILL BE WORKING ON A PHASE 2 ON THAT, THAT WILL HEAD WEST OF THERE.

WE WILL TRY TO DO IT IN PHASES. THEY WILL TRY TO DO IT IN PHASES, WHERE IT WON'T BE A COMPLETE CLOSURE LIKE, LIKE IT'S

BEEN ON THIS SPACE. >> THAT WAS PRETTY ROUGH FOR SOME OF THOSE BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS IN THAT AREA.

>> CERTAINLY. CERTAINLY.

IF I UNDERSTAND RIGHT, THE PHASE THAT HEADS WEST IS NOT AS DEEP AS THE FIRST PHASE WAS. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO NOT TAKE UP AS MUCH SPACE. WE HAVE AT LEAST ONE LANE OF TRAFFIC IN THE DIRECTION, DURING THE PHASE 2.

>> GOOD. >> ANY QUESTIONS FOR SCOTT? OKAY. THANK YOU, SCOTT. WE'LL MOVE ON TO CITY LINK AND I BELIEVE LAUREN WILL BE PRESENTING CITY LINK TODAY.

>> I AM. HELLO, EVERYONE.

READING OVER THIS, I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING PASS.

I'LL STICK TO THIS. WE'VE BEEN INSISTING ON THE COVID SHOT CLINIC THAT THE TAYLOR HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN DOING. WE'VE BEEN PROVIDING FREE TRANSPORTATION WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF ABILENE.

THEY WILL CALL, PRESCHEDULE THEIR TRIPS, IF THEY HAVE A VACCINE APPOINTMENT. ALSO, WE ARE DOING THE WALK-IN.

SOME OF THEM WERE DOING WALK-INS, IF SOME HAD EXTRA VACCINES. WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED A MASK REQUIRED FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, ACCORDING TO THE PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDER AND THE ORDER THAT CAME DOWN THROUGH THE TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.

WE HAVE DONE ELECTRONIC MESSAGING, MULTI-LINGUAL POSTERS AND VERBAL ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE BEST AND HERE IN THE STATION TO HELP THE PASSENGERS BE MORE INFORMED OF THE REQUIREMENTS.

CITY LINK IS PURSUING THE PURCHASE OF TRIPS SCHEDULING SOFTWARE TO REPLACE WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE, WHICH IS ROUTE MATCH. WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH ROUTE MATCH. IT'S MUCH RELYABLE.

IT'S VERY TROUBLESOME. THE NEW SOFTWARE WILL COST US, IN THE SUPPORT AND RELY ABILITY, ACCORDING TO THE REFERENCES WE GOT FROM OTHER AGENCIES, IS MUCH BETTER.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY AND VERY THRILLED AND ARE WAITING FOR THAT TO GO THROUGH. THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT.

>> ONE THING THAT'S BROUGHT UP TWO OR THREE MEETINGS BACK, THE NEW GPS SOFTWARE AND THINGS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THE PASSENGERS TO KNOW WHERE BUSES WERE AND -- HAS THAT ONE BEEN IMPLEMENTED. HAS THAT BEEN USED BY

PASSENGERS. >> IT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED.

WE HAVE POSTERS, WE HAVE LITTLE CARDS WE GIVE THEM, WHENEVER

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THEY COME TO THE WINDOW, WHERE THEY CAN USE THE QR CODE OR THEY CAN DOWNLOAD THEMSELVES THE APP. WE HELP THEM WALK THEM THROUGH IT. I OVERHEARD THE DISPATCHERS UP FRONT, ACTUALLY WALKING PEOPLE THROUGH IT ON THE TELEPHONE.

I KNOW PASSENGERS HAVE COME TO THE WINDOW AND THEY'VE BEEN VERY EXCITED AND THEY, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE HOPEFUL, THAT THIS IS GOING TO HELP THEM, NOT ONLY UNDERSTAND WHERE THEIR BEST IS, AND WHEN THEY BELIEVE THE BUS IS RUNNING EARLY OR IT'S RUNNING LATE. IT ALSO GIVES PEOPLE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAN THEIR OWN TRIPS.

SO THEY'VE BEEN VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

>> THAT'S GREAT. ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR LAUREN. LAUREN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR

PRESENTATION THIS MORNING. >> THANK YOU.

>> WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM NUMBER 6, DISCUSSION AND REVIEW

[6. Discussion and review of reports]

OF REPORTS. WE WILL START WITH THE FINANCIAL

STATUS. >> BEFORE WE GET TO THAT, I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES. BEN HAD WENT OUT AND TAKEN PICTURES OF CURRENT PROJECTS. TEXAS AVENUE, U.S. 277, YOU COULD KIND OF SEE THE SIDEWALK. THIS IS THE TASK PROJECT.

THIS IS U.S. 83 NEAR ABILENE, FRONT AM ROADS IMPROVEMENTS.

YOU COULD SEE THE PROJECTS, GETTING THIS UPDATED ON THE WEBSITE, ALSO. THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS, DAN IS WORKING ON. YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE, TO KEEP UP WITH THE PROJECTS THERE, TOO, IN CASE YOU'RE NOT DRIVING IN THE CITY OF ABILENE OR MPO AREA.

>> THANK YOU. >> THE 1ST ITEM IS THE FINANCIAL STATUS. THIS IS INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKET.

YOU WILL SEE WE HAVE HAD TWO WORK ORDERS.

THE AUTHORIZATION IS 26321009. WE'VE HAD TWO BILLINGS COME IN.

THAT'S 4942729. THE REMAINING BALANCE IS 23378280. WE HAVE A DECEMBER AND JANUARY BILLINGS, THAT WERE SUBMITTED BUT THEY WERE AFTER THE DATE.

YOU WILL SEE THOSE IN THE NEXT POLICY BOARD MEETING.

THE OPERATION REPORT, THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THE PACKET. WE'VE BEEN DOING NUMEROUS THINGS. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO POINT OUT IS AS I SAID, THE MPO WEBSITE, WE'RE GETTING IT UPDATED WITH FULL STAFF. WE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THAT UPDATED, SO THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

WE'VE GOTTEN SOME BUDGETS DONE, MAPS, PERFORMANCE MEASURES, THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU JUST SAW.

WE FINALLY GOT THE REMAINING BOXES UNPACKED IN THE OFFICE.

SO IT'S REALLY NICE NOT HAVING TO WALK AROUND THOSE.

AND THE PARTICIPATION IS ONE OF THE THINGS, I WANTED TO POINT OUT. JENNIFER IS POINTING A LOT OF THINGS ON-LINE AND FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

SO YOU COULD SEE THERE, THE NUMBER OF POSTS, ENGAGEMENTS, NEW LIGHTS, TOTAL REACHES, TOTAL IMPRESSIONS.

WITH TWITTER, THE SAME THING. YOU COULD SEE HOW MANY POSTS ARE DONE, TOTAL IMPRESSIONS AND ENGAGEMENTS.

THE WEBSITE, YOU COULD SEE THE NEW USERS.

WE HAD 398 NEW USERS ON THAT. THERE WAS 1,032 PAGES.

MOST VIEWED ARE THE MEETINGS PAGE.

THE MAPS PAGE, THAT BEN IS KEEPING UP-TO-DATE.

THE SECOND THING IS THE MEETINGS PAGE.

WE'RE REALLY HAPPY THAT WE'RE GETTING SOME MORE ENGAGEMENT WITH THE PUBLIC ON THOSE. THE DIRECTORS REPORT, THE MPO WORKSHOP AT THE JANUARY MEETING, THE TRACK DISCUSSED THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING A WORKSHOP. WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME TIME IN 2021, DEPENDING ON WHAT COVID ALLOWS US TO DO TO HAVE AN INPERSON WORKSHOP WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS PROJECTS AND TRAINING AND OTHER THINGS. THE BOUNDARY EXPANSION, THERE'S REALLY NOT BEEN MUCH DONE ON THAT.

WE ARE LOOKING AT INFORMATION AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THE CENSUS DATA TO BE RELEASED SO WE CAN GET A COMMITTEE TO LOOK AT THE EXPANSION. ON THE LISTING OF ANNUAL LISTING OF OBLIGATED PROJECTS AND ANNUAL EXPENDITURE REPORT, THE ANNUAL PERFORMANCE OF EXPENDITURE REPORT WAS SUBMITTED ON DECEMBER 15TH. WE DID RECEIVE SOME QUESTIONS AS OF YESTERDAY. WE'LL BE UPDATING THE QUESTIONS AND SENDING THEM BACK TO FEDERAL HIGHWAYS AND FTA.

ON THE ANNUAL LISTING, THIS WAS PRESENTED ON FEBRUARY 25TH.

THAT'S AFTER WE RECEIVED THE DATA FROM TXDOT TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT ON FEBRUARY 19TH. BOTH OF THE REPORTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS IN APRIL THAT WE HAVE TO TURN AROUND AND ANSWER AND WE ARE WAITING ON THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY AND FTA FINAL APPROVAL ON THOSE.

I BELIEVE THAT WAS EVERYTHING. I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS YOU ALL HAVE. >> ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS

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FOR EIS IS A. >> WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 7, OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO MAKE XHENS ON MPO ISSUES. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC OR IS EVERYBODY PART OF THE COMMITTEE SUPPORT GROUP.

ALYSSA? >> I DON'T HAVE ANY HANDS RAISED. I'M LOOKING RIGHT NOW ON THE SCREEN FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

>> STAR 9, IS HOW YOU RAISE YOUR HAND, IF ANYBODY HAS A QUESTION.

WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 8. OPPORTUNITY FOR BOARD MEMBERS,

[8. Opportunity for Board Members, Technical Advisory Committee Members, or MPO Staff to recommend topics for future discussion or action.]

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS, OR MPO STAFF TO RECOMMEND TOPICS FOR FUTURE DISCUSSION OR ACTION.

THE ONLY ONE I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT, I THINK JUNE IS WHEN WE ARE PLANNING TO DISCUSS OUR MEETING SCHEDULE, WHETHER IT'S ON-LINE, VIRTUAL OR INPERSON. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, IF THAT IMPACTS TXDOT'S RULES AND IF WE HAVE TO LOOK AT

THAT IN OUR APRIL MEETING. >> GOVERNOR'S ORDERS IS NOT IMPACTED, YOU KNOW, OUR TXDOT PLAY BOOK AS FAR AS INTERNAL STUFF THAT WE DO, BUT THAT -- THAT, AGAIN, IF THE GROUP WOULD RATHER HAVE A MEETING IN PERSON, I THINK WE CAN CERTAINLY ATTEND THAT. YOU KNOW, SO -- I SUSPECT, WE'LL HAVE SOME MORE INTERNAL GUIDANCE FROM TXDOT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, BUT OURS IS STILL THE SAME AS BEFORE THE GOVERNOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS. IF THE GROUP STILL WANTS TO HAVE A MEETING IN PERSON, WE CAN DEFINITELY ATTEND.

>> WE'RE PLANNING ON VIRTUAL MEETINGS THROUGH JUNE.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IF WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS AS A DISCUSSION TOPIC IN APRIL TO SEE WHERE WE WERE WITH EVERYTHING, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE'LL KNOW BETTER, WHERE COVID IS, AFTER HAVING HAD A COUPLE OF MONTHS WITH NO MASKS, AFTER THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER.

>> I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE IT AS A TOPIC IN

APRIL. >> ANYTHING ELSE? ANY OTHER ITEM THAT NEEDS TO BE DISCUSSED, IN OUR NEXT MEETING.

>> COUNCILMAN PRICE, WE WILL BRING UP THE DISCUSSION ABOUT WE CAN KIND OF GET A TIME LINE - AND GAME PLAN FOR THAT.

>> THAT'S TRAINING FOR MEMBERS OF MPO AND THE TACK LIKE WE HAD

A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, CORRECT? >> YES, SIR.

TO GIVE PROJECTS AND MORE DEPTH AND GIVE A BACKGROUND ON

TRAINING SESSIONS. >> ANYTHING ELSE?

>> I THINK ALONG THE LINES OF THE COVID, I KNOW THERE'S OTHER GROUPS HAVING DISCUSSIONS ON HOW THEY WILL PROCEED.

I THINK WE NEED SOME CLARIFICATION.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A HYBRID-TYPE MEETING, WHERE YOU COULD HAVE INPERSON AND VIDEO PARTICIPATION.

BECAUSE THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME CONFUSION, YOU CANNOT HAVE BOTH.

IT HAS TO BE ONE OR THE OTHER. I THINK WE NEED TO GET SOME

CLARIFICATION ON THAT. >> OKAY. ANYTHING ELSE? ALL RIGHT, HEARING NOTHING ELSE, MOVE TO ITEM NUMBER 9, WHICH IS ADJOURNMENT. AND OUR NEXT MEETING IS TUESDAY APRIL 20TH. AND IT'S AT 1:30 P.M. AND IT IS SCHEDULED TO BE A ZOOM OR VIRTUAL MEETING FOR OUR NEXT MEETING. I APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION. IT'S 11:48 A.M. AND THIS MEETING OF THE POLICY BOARD OF THE ABILENE

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