WASHINGTON STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION
LOCAL MEETING AGENDA
CottonTree Convention Center
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Please note: All listed times are estimates only and the Commission reserves the right to move agenda items as needed.
|1.||CHAIRMAN WELCOME AND COMMISSION INTRODUCTIONS||
MEETING SUMMARY APPROVAL/ADOPTION
Approval of March 20 & 21, 2012 Regular Commission Meeting Summary
Presenters: Paul Parker, Senior Policy Analyst, WSTC and Lorena Eng, Region Administrator, Northwest Region, WSDOT
COUNTY TRANSPORTATION ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES
Commissioner Ken Dahlstedt, Board Chair and Henry Hash, Public Works Director
Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, Board Chair and Bill Oakes, Public Works Director
Presenters: Mayor Jill Boudreau, City of Mount Vernon and Mayor Scott Dudley, City of Oak Harbor
Presenters: Bob Hyde, Executive Director, Port of Anacortes, Curt Gordon, Commissioner, Island Count Port Districts and Patsy Martin, Executive Director, Port of Skagit
PUBLIC TRANSIT ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES
Presenters: Ken Dahlstedt, Board Chair, Skagit Transit Board and Martha Rose, Executive Director, Island Transit
TRIBAL TRANSIT ISSUES, CHALLENGES AND PRIORITIES
Presenters: Nicole Tesch, Transportation Manager (Interim), Samish Indian Nation, Chairman Michael Hoffman, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe (Invited), Chairman Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (Invited) and Chair Jennifer Washington, Upper Skagit Tribe (Invited)
WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES RULE CHANGE
Presenter: Ray Deardorf, Director, Finance and Planning, Ferries Division, WSDOT
REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND WORKING COLLABORATIVELY
This Panel will discuss the unique intergovernmental transportation partnerships in Northwest Washington. Some, like the Farmhouse Gang, address multi-modal needs throughout the region; others, like the Sharpes Corner and Anderson-LaVenture Road projects are more tranditional local partnerships.
Presenters: Skagit-Island Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) Chairs:
Commissioner Kelly Emerson, Island County RTPO Chair, Mayor Ramon Hayes, Town of La Conner, Skagit Council of Governments, Ian Jeferds, Island County Ferry Advisory Committee, Gordon Rogers, Transportation Director, Whatcom Council of Governments (WCOG), Ken Dahlstedt, Skagit County Commissioner and Lorena Eng, Region Administrator, Northwest Region, WSDOT
REGIONAL PRERSPECTIVES ON TRANSPORTATION AND THE ECONOMY
Agriculture, tourism and retail businesses anchor the economy in the Skagit and Island counties. Highway, ferry and rail links provide essential trade and workforce connections to the San Juan Islands, Bellingham, Canada and metropolitan Seattle.
Presenters: Don Wick, Executive Director, Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC), Ron Nelson, Island County Economic Development Council (EDC), Ron Wesen, Skagit County Commissioner, Chal Martin, Pubic Works Director, City of Burlington, Sherrye Wyatt, Executive Director, Island County Tourism and Howard Howie Rosenfeld, San Juan County Councilman, District 3
|11.||PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD||4:30|
Max Dale's Steak & Chop House
(The Commission reserves the right to take action on any item during the Commission meeting.)
All Transportation Commission and Committee meetings
are open to the public.
Individuals requiring reasonable accommodations may request written materials in alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility accommodations, or other reasonable accommodations by contacting the event sponsor (Commission Office at (360) 705-7070), by April 13, 2012. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may contact the event sponsor through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.
Title VI Notice to Public
It is the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) policy to assure that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin and sex, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise discriminated against under any of its federally funded programs and activities. Any person, who believes his/her Title VI protection has been violated, may file a complaint with WSDOT's Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO). For Title VI complaint forms and advice, please contact OEO's Title VI Coordinator at (360) 705-7098.