TO: MAYOR WYTHE AND HOMER CITY COUNCIL
FROM: MELISSA JACOBSEN, CMC, DEPUTY CITY CLERK
DATE: MARCH 18, 2014
SUBJECT: DISBANDMENT OF THE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The first Road Standards Steering Committee was established August 13, 1984 via Resolution 84-81 to meet for a six month period to prepare a recommendation to Council for an ordinance revising the existing road standards as necessary and requiring that all future road construction in the city meet the minimum standards. After that, Council reconvened the the Committee as needed to further review the road standards and make similar recommendations.
In 2006, Council adopted Resolution 06-36(A), renaming the Road Standards Committee to the Transportation Advisory Committee. It reconfigured the group to include five appointed members with term designations and expiration dates, and also established a set meeting schedule.
Over the years, most of the organizational items relating to city roads have been resolved through the Transportation Plan and Roads Design Standards.
In 2009, the adoption of Resolution 09-89(S) changed the Transportation Advisory Committee meetings from monthly to quarterly in an effort to reduce costs by decreasing the amount of staff time spent on preparation of materials for meetings on a monthly basis and overtime wages for meeting attendance after hours.
In a recent consideration of reducing advisory body impact to staff and budgeting, it was suggested this committee could be dissolved and the Advisory Planning Commission could address road and trail standards when needed and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission could make recommendations relating to trail standards as well.
Recommendation: Adopt Resolution 14-040 to disband the Transportation Advisory Committee.