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TAMC Meeting Minutes April 3, 2024


April 3, 2024

Members Present

  • Joanna Johnson, County Road Association (CRA) – Chair
  • Bill McEntee, County Road Association (CRA) – Vice-Chair
  • Ryan Buck, Michigan Transportation Planning Association (MTPA)
  • Art Green, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
  • Eric Mullen, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
  • Jim Snell, Michigan Association of Regions (Virtual)
  • Rob Surber, Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB)/Center for Shared Solutions (CSS)
  • Jennifer Tubbs, Michigan Townships Association (MTA)

Members Absent

  • Kelly Jones, Michigan Association of Counties (MAC)
  • James Hurt, MML
  • Robert Slattery, Michigan Municipal League (MML)

Others Present

  • Larry Brown, Allegan County (Virtual)
  • Cheryl Granger, CSS
  • Nathan Hamilton, MIC (Virtual)
  • Heather Hoeve, DTMB (Virtual)
  • Mark Holmes, DTMB (Virtual)
  • Dave Jennett, MDOT (Virtual)
  • Ryan Laruwe, MIC
  • Emilee Madison, MIC
  • Sarah Plumer, Hubbell, Roth, and Clark (HRC)
  • Thomas Ro, MDOT (Virtual)
  • Brad Sharlow, MDOT
  • Gloria Strong, MDOT (Virtual)
  • Mike Toth, MDOT (Virtual)
  1. Consent Agenda
    1. J. Tubbs motioned to approve items on the consent agenda and B. McEntee seconded the motion to approve consent agenda items as amended in the packet.
    2. The motion was approved by all members present.
  2. Committee and Support Services Updates
    1. R. Buck spoke on behalf of the ACE Committee. Much of the discussion at the last meeting was related to items on this meeting agenda. The ACE Committee discussed the annual report, Allegan County’s reimbursement and provided guidance on the regional allocation formula.
    2. B. McEntee gave an update on the Data Committee explaining the committee reviewed the 2023 Annual Road & Bridge report.
    3. A. Green provided an update on the Bridge Committee explaining the committee reviewed the 2023 Annual Road & Bridge report.
    4. G. Strong provided an update on the Joint MIC/TAMC/WAMC conference. The group will be reviewing the save-the-date and has a call for presentations out right now.
    5. C. Granger provided an update on CSS. PASER information is in testing and will be released after the Annual Report is published. A demonstration of Version 3 will be provided to the Council at the May meeting.
    6. T. Collings provided an update on MTU. A total of 366 people attended the training so far, and it looks like it may be possible to break past attendance records. The annual Roadsoft release was sent out on April 1.
    7. R. Laruwe provided an update on the MIC. The Project Portal is live; however, no promotion has been made yet. Chair Johnson inquired what is necessary in the Project Portal as the IRT already has the TIP projects incorporated. R. Laruwe shared their work could be coordinated with the IRT information. The MIC is working on a package of information to release at the same time they send out notification of it being available. A demonstration of the program will be provided to the Council at the May meeting.
  3. Allegan County Reimbursements
    1. B. Sharlow provided an update to the Council explaining the original concern and how the region and local agency have decided to find a solution that works best for receiving reimbursement. The TAMC will enhance communication in the fall to ensure all regions are working with their local agencies on NFA reimbursement by October 1 per policy. The TAMC is also working to provide TAMC resources and onboard new staff throughout the state into the AM program. No further action is needed currently.
  4. Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Roads & Bridges Report
    1. R. Buck made a motion to approve the FY2023 Annual Roads & Bridges Report with edits from the Council and J. Tubbs seconded the motion.
    2. The motion was approved by all members present.
  5. Member Comments
    1. R. Surber will schedule a meeting between CSS and MIC to ensure there is an understanding of the data within the IRT and the version 3 migration.
  6. Public Comments
    1. G. Strong announced that in the future DTMB will be updating access cards and she will help coordinate the update with TAMC.
  7. Adjournment
    1. The meeting was adjourned at 2:21 p.m.