06-04-2019 Meeting Minutes
Members Present: John How – Chair, Dean Adams – Vice Chair, Christina Fastnow, EJ Hook, Kris Johnson, David Kack, Mike McNeil, Tom Rogers, Joe Schumacher, David Singel, Michael Stanley, Glen Steinhoff
Members Absent: Sreekala Bajwa, John Brittingham, Bill Clinton, Steve Erickson, Brett Gunnick, Duane Morris, Brenden Pelkie (for Taylor Blossom), Leslie Schmidt (for Renee Reijo Pera)
Staff & Guests: Jaci Buckingham, William Mackin, Candace Mastel, Leslie Schroeder, Alissa Taysom
ITEM No. 1 – APPROVAL OF NOTES
David Kack moved to approve the draft notes from May 7, 2019.
Tom Rogers seconded the motion.
The meeting notes were unanimously approved: 11 Aye, 0 Nay
ITEM No. 2 – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT
ITEM No. 3 – CONSENT AGENDA
ITEM No. 4 – RECOMMENDATION – Name Change to Public Art & Artifacts Committee and New Member
Alissa Taysom presented the recommendation on behalf of the Public Art Committee to change its name to the Public Art and Artifacts Committee and add an additional member from the Museum of the Rockies.
A variety of donations, including artifacts, intended for use in the American Indian Hall, have been presented to the Public Art Committee. This has prompted the addition of “artifacts” to the Public Art and Artifacts Policy update currently being drafted and the need for additional expertise along with the name change which recognizes the new charge of the Public Art Committee.
Dean Adams expressed approval for adding a member from the Museum as it helps MSU’s partnership with the Museum and also brings the number of representatives on the committee up to an odd number.
The Public Art Committee voted to approve the name change to the Public Arts and Artifacts Committee and to add representation from the Museum of the Rockies at its regularly held meeting on May 17, 2019.
David Kack motioned to approve the name change and the addition of Museum of the Rockies representation.
Joe Schumacher seconded the motion.
The Vote: 11 Aye, 0 Nay.
ITEM No. 5 – RECOMMENDATION – South 7th Avenue Bicycle Facilities Striping
Candace Mastel presented the proposal to remove parking along the east side of South 7th Avenue in order to create bicycle facilities along South 7th Avenue.
MSU’s Transportation Demand Management workgroup has been working towards reducing traffic volumes and improving safety and access for all modes of travel. Based on discussions beginning over a year ago, Parking Services supports a proposal to remove parking on the east side of the street, opening eight to nine feet of space for a buffered bike lane and “Sharrow” symbols on the west side to indicate shared street space (see attached images).
Major improvement elements planned entirely by paint striping include a) bicycle lane and facility striping from Grant Street to Kagy Boulevard and b) bicycle infrastructure improvements at the intersection of Grant Street and South 7th Avenue.
These improvements support both the Transportation Master Plan and Bicycle Master Plan goals of improving safety and access by 1) reducing the “door zone” conflict between bicycles, 2) creating consistent facility development with intuitive solutions along the corridor and at intersections, 3) providing improved winter/all season riding conditions with easier maintenance, and 4) buffering riders from motorists using horizontal buffers.
In addition, the proposal supports TDM/Transportation workgroup’s criteria for future transportation improvements to reduce single occupancy vehicle arrivals on campus and to improve the programs and facilities for alternative or active modes.
Due to future construction of Romney and unknown changes to the intersection of Grant and 7th down the pipeline, the proposed intersection treatment gives bicycles a prioritized turn lane as a temporary change in hope of bicycles being more obvious and preventing delays.
The proposed plan will also reduce the number of complaints due to the narrow sidewalk on the east side and bike/ped interactions and allow for more efficient plowing on South 7th Avenue.
Discussion about removing long-term parking along South 7th and 8th Avenue for access to more efficient plowing, additional commuter-based parking and added room for bike facilities.
David Kack motioned to approve the striping plan of South 7th Avenue as presented.
Glen Steinhoff seconded the motion.
The Vote: 12 Aye, 0 Nay.
Also discussed: As Staff Senate and Professional Council dissolve and form the All Staff Senate, UFPB will need to decide how many people from the All Staff Senate will represent the staff in general.