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Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization January Meeting Summary

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on February 4, 2021

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met on January 25, 2021 in a public meeting at the Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto, FL.

Hernando Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization January Meeting Summary

The points of interest from the meeting are below:

•          The MPO Board elected new officers for the 2021 calendar year. Commissioner Jeff Kinnard representing Citrus County was elected as Chair, Commissioner Jeff Holcomb representing Hernando County was elected as Vice-Chair.

•          Chairman Jeff Kinnard was appointed to the TBARTA MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC); Commissioner Jeff Holcomb was appointed as the alternate.

•          Commissioner Beth Narverud was appointed to the Florida MPO Advisory Council (MPOAC); Commissioner Ruthie Davis Schlabach was appointed as the alternate.

•          Commissioner John Allocco will continue as Chair of the Hernando County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB).

•          Commissioner Ruthie Davis-Schlabach is the designated Chair of the Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB).

•          The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 presented their Tentative Five-Year Work Program for FY 2022 – FY 2026. The Program includes planning activities, preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition, construction, and public transportation projects within the Hernando/Citrus MPO Planning area.

•          The Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise District 7 presented their Tentative Five-Year Work Program for FY 2022-2026 to the MPO Board which includes planning activities, preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition, construction, and public transportation projects within the  Hernando/Citrus MPO Planning area.

•          The MPO Board reappointed Sherry Bechtel of Inverness, Dennis Henize of Brooksville, and Scarlett Sharpe of Brooksville to the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

•          The Board reappointed David Douglas and Stephen Brown to the Citrus County Transportation Disadvantaged LCB. The Board approved Deirdre Barrett-LaBelle of the Early Learning Coalition as the alternate for Sandra Woodard, filling the “Representative for Children at Risk” position.

•          Shanika Figueroa Rodriguez of the Hernando County Schools was appointed to the TDLCB, filling the “Representative for Children at Risk” position.

•          The MPO Board passed Resolution 2021-01 to establish Safety Performance Measure Targets. This resolution establishes the short-term target of a 5% per year reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries. The Hernando/Citrus MPO supports FDOT’s target for eliminating traffic related fatalities and serious injuries in the State of Florida; and the MPO will plan program projects that contribute to the accomplishment of said targets.

•          Phase I (Task 1 and 4) of the Congestion Management Process scope of work in the amount of $62,256 was approved by the MPO Board. Kimley Horne and Associates is the consultant on this project.

The next MPO meeting is scheduled for: Thursday March 18, 2021, at 1:30 pm in the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166 Lecanto, Florida 34461.

Please contact the Hernando/Citrus MPO at (352) 754-4082 for more information.

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