"CERTIFICATION REVIEW DOCUMENTATION"
Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County Self Certification Submission Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County December 2007 CERTIFICATION REVIEW DOCUMENTATION I. Institutional Arrangements A. Designated MPO The Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County (APC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Lafayette Urbanized Area. The original MPO designation was assigned to the area Council of Governments (COG); local reorganization disbanded the COG and established the APC as the responsible agency. The MPO function was transferred to the APC and designated by the Governor on December 19, 1975. The Federal Intermodal Planning Group concurred in the Governor's designation on January 14, 1976. B. Metropolitan Planning Area Affected The Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) includes the Cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, the Towns of Clarks Hill, Dayton, Battle Ground, and Shadeland, and all of unincorporated Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Prior to 2002 the MPA included only a portion of Tippecanoe County. On March 26, 2002, the Area Plan Commission initiated a request expanding the planning area to encompass all of Tippecanoe County. The request was officially adopted through Resolution T-02-03. The Governor approved the request on April 25, 2002 followed by the Federal Highway Administration’s acceptance on May 28, 2002. C. Policy-Making Mechanism The APC is the transportation policy-making body for the MPA. The Commission acts upon the advice of its Administrative, Technical Transportation, and Citizen Committee, as well as its Staff. All MPA jurisdictions and modes of transportation are represented on these committees including: the Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (GLPTC) or CityBus, Wabash River Cycle Club, the Purdue Airport, and the Indiana Bicycle Coalition. A brief description of the structure of the APC is included in the current Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), with a more detailed description found in the documentation for the 2007 FHWA Planning Review of the Metropolitan Planning Process in Lafayette- West Lafayette-Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and the Fiscal Year 1981 Overall Work Program (OWP) Prospectus. D. Delegation of Responsibilities The responsibility for planning in Tippecanoe County lies with the Area Plan Commission and its staff. This includes comprehensive, land use, and transportation planning, with transit planning being carried out in cooperation with the local transit 1 provider, CityBus. These responsibilities are further delineated in the Unified Planning Work Program. E. Functional Responsibilities The functional responsibilities of the participating agencies are covered in the area's current UPWP, the 2007 FHWA Planning Review documentation, and the Fiscal Year 1981 OWP Prospectus. F. Legal Basis Indiana Code 36-7-1, 2, 3, 4, 5. G. Intergovernmental Review Procedures established under Executive Order 12372 are being complied with. H. Status of Agreements The MPO is still operating under a July 19, 1995 Memorandum of Agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). The most recent MPO/INDOT agreement concerning transportation planning through the use of Metropolitan Planning Funds and Section 5303 Technical Studies Grant Planning Funds in the Unified Planning Work Program was executed on June 7, 2007. II. Comprehensive Planning A major comprehensive planning effort resulted in APC adoption of the Comprehensive Plan for Tippecanoe County on September 16, 1981 that included the following elements: - Land Use - Housing - Park, Recreation and Open Space - Thoroughfare - Year 2000 Transportation Plan It was subsequently adopted by all local jurisdictions: the Tippecanoe County Commissioners on October 19, 1981; by the Lafayette City Council on October 5, 1981; by the West Lafayette City Council on October 5, 1981; by the Dayton Town Council on October 5, 1981; by the Battle Ground Town Council on October 5, 1981; and by the Clarks Hill Town Council on February 5, 1996. Since 1981, numerous amendments have kept the Plans current. The Land Use element was updated in April of 1987 for the area surrounding the Subaru-Isuzu Automotive (SIA) plant. The Land Use Plan was further amended in 1989 and in 1996 for the Town of Dayton, in 1989 for the Union/Salem Street corridor, in 1995 for the 2 Lincoln Neighborhood, in 1996 for the St. Mary's Neighborhood and the Town of Clarks Hill. The Area Plan Commission adopted an amendment for the Town of Battle Ground and the area surrounding the town on September 16, 1998. It was adopted by resolution of the County Commissioners and the Battle Ground Town Council on October 5, 1998. Originally the amendment included Prophetstown State Park, but by request of the County Commissioners, the Plan Commission excluded it. The Area Plan Commission adopted the Historic Jefferson Neighborhood plan amendment on December 20, 2000, the Columbia Park Neighborhood plan amendment on August 21, 2002, and the St. Lawrence/McAllister Neighborhood on October 19, 2005. The neighborhood plans were subsequently adopted by the Lafayette City Council. All amendments are recorded in the office of the County Recorder. The Housing element is currently being updated. Staff is collecting and analyzing housing related data, and the update is expected to be completed in Fiscal Year 2008. Progress on adopting a new Thoroughfare Plan slowed this year due to staffing issues, but is close to completion. Adoption is anticipated in Fiscal Year 2008 following additional stakeholder and public review. The draft document can be found on the APC web page. The Land Use element continues to play an important role in developing Tippecanoe County’s long range transportation plans. In 1991, 1997, 2001, and 2006, the Area Plan Commission adopted long-range transportation plan updates. All three used Comprehensive Plan land use scenarios to guide decisions regarding future growth in both housing and employment. The location of future housing and employment matches areas proposed for future growth. The Transportation Plan for 2030 was adopted in May 2006 and amended in June of 2007 to document SAFTEA-LU compliance. The Plan has been amended into the Comprehensive Plan by all participating jurisdictions. The Plan is available to the public in the APC office and is printable from the APC transportation web page. III. Transportation Planning Elements A. Social, Economic & Environmental (SEE) Factors Based on the Fiscal Year 1981 OWP Prospectus, and the MPO's SAFETEA-LU compliant comprehensive planning efforts, the SEE factors are being adequately addressed. B. Statewide Implementation Plan for Air Quality Tippecanoe County is an attainment area. C. Citizen Participation 3 Citizen input and information dissemination is primarily accomplished through the Citizen Participation Committee (CPC). The CPC meets regularly to discuss a wide range of planning issues. This last calendar year the CPC discussed the US 231 project, INDOT’s Long Range Plan, traffic forecasts for 2030, traffic counts, CityBus’ Needs Study and Strategic Plan, amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2007, Amendments to the Transportation Plan for 2030, 2006 Crash Report, and generated the annual “Hot Spot” list and map. The CPC is composed of a diverse but representative cross-section of individuals, agencies and groups interested in the community (see list at end of Certification). Every effort has been and will continue to be made to encourage participation by interested agencies organizations, and persons. Membership was expanded in 2004 and now representatives from neighborhoods from both Lafayette and West Lafayette are invited to participate. The Citizen Participation Committee created its annual “Hot Spot” lists identifying potential problems located on both state and local roads. The Committee continued to receive cooperation from interested print and TV media that encouraged additional “Hot Spot” reporting by telephone calls and emails. This year an on-line survey was deployed to provide an additional way for the public to participate. The lists and maps were presented at a Technical Transportation Committee meeting, shared with all jurisdictions and are available on the APC web page. During the amendment process for the Fiscal Year 2007 (now 2008) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Committee reviewed and discussed both local and INDOT projects. Additionally, CPC members assisted in the review of the Amendments to the Transportation Plan for 2030 as well as the Public Participation Plan (PPP). Staff used additional methods to solicit citizen input in the review of the Transportation Plan for 2030 and the TIP and the PPP. Legal notices were published in two local newspapers at least ten days before each decision-making meeting. Staff also posted notices at various locations throughout the community, including: Lafayette and West Lafayette City Halls, the County Office Building, the Tippecanoe County Public Library, the West Lafayette Community Center, Depot Plaza, Tippecanoe County Senior Center and the CityBus offices. On July 10, 2006, the FY 2007-2009 Title VI Program Update was approved by INDOT. The program update contains 2000 Census information highlighting those areas of minority concentration in Lafayette and West Lafayette. With the implementation of Environmental Justice requirements, MPOs now makes special efforts to reach out to low-income and minority communities. They must be involved in the planning and development of projects that may have an impact on their neighborhoods. In developing the FY 2007 TIP and Transportation Plan for 2030, the plans and projects went through an additional review process as well as additional out reach using local neighborhood organizations. For both, Staff applied the evaluation methodology used in previous Environmental Justice reviews. On a macro level, staff compared proposed projects with census tracts having a higher than average 4 concentration of minorities. Projects located in those tracts were subjected to a micro review involving an evaluation of each project and its impact on nine areas of concern. D. Transportation Management System Strategies While the Transportation Management System (TMS) is no longer a requirement, TMS strategies continue to play an important role in the community’s planning process. Of the six management systems, staff maintains a focus on three: safety, congestion, and transit. Both bridge and pavement management systems are handled through the cities and county. INDOT has taken the lead on the Intermodal Management System. As an on-going initiative, staff analyzes traffic crashes annually. By using the Indiana State Police crash database, staff aggregates the crash data into meaningful information. The report summarizes crashes by day, month, time, functional class, and type. Intersection accidents are also presented by frequency, as well as crash rate and percent change. This information is then presented to the Technical Transportation and Citizens Participation Committees. Reports for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 have not yet been prepared. Staff reviewed the 2001 crash data and found a significant number of reports missing. After spending extensive time hand entering the missing data, staff will summarize 2001 accidents. Staff feels comfortable with the accuracy of the data for 2006 and created a 2006 Crash Report. Additionally, a 3D animation of the data was created and both are available on the APC web site. Data from 2002-2005 will not be summarized on an annul basis because of the large amount of time required to insure the accuracy of the information. Staff continues to analyze crash data and prepare crash diagrams for specific locations and road segments. Traffic counts play another important role in management systems. Staff continues to coordinate the traffic counting program in the community and maintain the centralized database of counts and their locations. The latest traffic count map is available to the public as a color print or is printable from the APC transportation web page. Two additional ways to obtain the data have been created, both of them web based. A “map book” has been created that provides data for specific areas, and a Google Earth layer has been created for use with that third party software. Transit management systems are also provided to CityBus. An APC Staff member regularly attends weekly CityBus staff meetings to facilitate the exchange of information and interagency communication. Additionally, staff provides data analysis and mapping assistance for their strategic planning process and marketing efforts. E. Elderly and Disabled Issues APC addresses transportation concerns of the elderly and disabled by working closely with the transit system and its Americans with Disability Act Plan. Staff has assisted CityBus in conducting public meetings associated with potential route modifications and their strategic planning process, as well as initiated the Comprehensive Human Services Transit Plan. 5 F. Important Transportation Issues The most important community issues include: -US 231 relocation -Hoosier Heartland Corridor -access control -pedestrian and bicycle needs -urban circulation and congestion -upgrading existing roadways -funding for needed roadway improvements -comprehensive transit service -Wabash River Corridor Development -Prophetstown State Park - access and land use development G. Energy Contingency A Transportation Energy Conservation and Contingency Plan was completed in December 1986. H. Involvement of Existing Public and Private Transportation Providers, Traffic Engineers, Ridesharing Officials, etc. There is extensive involvement from all transportation modes and disciplines in the transportation planning process, especially on the Technical Transportation Committee (TTC) (see membership list at end of Certification). Opportunities for input into the planning process by citizens, organizations, business, and companies are provided and encouraged at numerous stages prior to MPO adoption of the TIP, its amendments and all transportation plans. Grant proposals originating from the Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corporation (CityBus) are first reviewed by its Board of Directors. The Transportation Plan for 2030, the TIP and all adopted documents are reviewed by the Technical Transportation Committee, Administrative Committee, and Citizens Participation Committee prior to Policy Committee (APC) consideration. All five bodies comply with "open door" laws; agendas are posted and distributed to all media and committee/board members. Legal notice for APC hearings on the TIP and the Transportation Plan 2030 and its amendments are published in two newspapers at least 10 days prior to meetings per IC 5-3-1. The MPO maintains a web site where proposed documents, final reports, meeting agendas as well as all meeting minutes are posted. Currently the site has available the: Transportation Plan for 2030, 2008 TIP, Thoroughfare Plan, traffic count information that is available in a variety of formats, Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, Vehicle Crash information also available in multiple formats, as well as additional information about major highway projects. 6 To involve and encouraged private sector providers operating in the community with opportunities to review and comment on the TIP, staff notifies them by mail at several stages during the process. The draft program of projects is sent to them for comment before prioritization and each private provider is sent the times and dates when key decisions will be made. A copy of the proposed program of projects, as well as the name, address and phone number of the contact person on the APC Staff is posted at CityBus offices to notify transit employees and encourage their comments. Both CityBus and the APC hold regularly scheduled monthly public hearings to conduct routine business; each hearing agenda provides a specific time for comments and concerns from the community. Thus, in addition to the public hearings held by CityBus and the APC to consider the TIP, opportunities for access into the transportation planning process are provided at all public hearings held by the two bodies. Additionally, the MPO's UPWP reflects an appropriate level of effort to address FTA's concerns for private sector involvement in the provision of public transit. I. Technical Activities The MPO maintains both long and short range plans, a process that began in the late 1970s. All plans are updated as needed and address vehicular, transit, bicycle and pedestrian issues. The MPO continues to stress the need to analyze the community’s arterial network. This is reflected in the transportation infrastructure, terminal transfer facilities and goods movements, system usage, and mass transportation surveillance elements in the UPWP as well as ongoing coordination activities with local and state agencies through the TTC. Staff uses the traffic forecasting model to assess implementation priorities, analyze project impacts, and provide data for project development. Model development and calibration are performed in-house by staff. Surveillance functions are fulfilled by coordinating the community's traffic counting program, identifying high crash locations and collecting HPMS data. Major efforts include: summarizing traffic counts, creating a traffic count map, developing the annual crash study, and analyzing crash on specific corridors and at specific locations. The MPO does not have a primary role in project implementation, but does facilitate implementation on behalf of both INDOT and local jurisdictions. The MPO provides technical serves to local jurisdictions through the TTC by working with committee members to meet their technical information and data needs. In addition to highway related planning, Staff is active in intermodal activities. A staff member regularly attends the weekly CityBus staff meetings and provides technical assistance upon request. Topics addressed typically include: ridership, routes, funding, 7 capital equipment, proposed service expansion, and proposed housing and commercial developments. There are several active bicyclists on staff who were active in developing the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, and will be active in its update. J. SAFETEA-LU During 2007 the APC took several steps to become compliant with SAFETEA-LU, including amending the Transportation Plan for 2030, amending the Fiscal Year 2007 TIP, and adopting the Public Participation Plan. On June 19, 2007, the FHWA notified the APC that it has met all the requirements for SAFETEA-LU compliance (see email at end of Certification). K. FHWA PLANNING REVIEW On August 1st and 2nd of 2007 the Federal Highway Administration conducted a Planning Review of the transportation planning functions of the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County. The Final Report noted several commendations, no corrective actions, and several recommendations that the MPO concurs with. The findings state: “The overall planning process of the Lafayette MPO has ample procedures for the development of the UPWP, TIP, and LRTP. Based upon this Planning Review, the Lafayette transportation planning process is found to substantially comply with Section 134 of Title 23 of the United Stated Code, Section 8 of the Federal Transit Act, and Sections 174 and 176(c) and (d) of the Clean Air Act.” IV. Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) The MPO has an approved FY 2008 UPWP. Major emphasis areas include continued data collection that supports both short and long range planning activities. Major accomplishments this last year were: becoming SAFETEA-LU compliant, adoption of amendments to both the: FY 2008 TIP, and the Transportation Plan for 2030, adoption of the Pulic Partricipation Plan, and the completion of the 2006 Crash Report. This next year the MPO will continue to: coordinate traffic counting, collect HPMS data, review of State HPMS data, create the 2007 Crash Report, maintain the street centerline file as a GIS dataset, and work with local emergency services and the US Bureau of the Census to create a master address list. Additionally staff will develop a Comprehensive Human Services Transit Plan, finish the Thoroughfare Plan, begin an access management plan, and begin updating the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The MPO maintains an effective 3-C program (comprehensive, continuing and coordinated planning) and works to strengthen the transportation planning process in the Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County area. V. Transportation Plan On June 6, 2007, the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County adopted the Amended Transportation Plan for 2030. Subsequently, the City Councils of Lafayette 8 and West Lafayette, the Board of County Commissioners and Town Councils of Battle Ground, Dayton, and Clarks Hill adopted the Amended Plan by resolution. Once recorded in the County Recorder’s Office, it became an official part of Tippecanoe County’s Comprehensive Plan. The original Transportation Plan for 2030 that was adopted in 2006 built on the 2025 Plan and its forecasts with additional projects added to extend the plan to 2030. Following completion of the land use and building condition survey and concomitant databases in 2005, base year and year 2030 socio-economic and employment data were generated and allocated to updated traffic zones. There was extensive community input in reviewing the 2025 Plan and forecasted growth to augment the list of projects to 2030. Subsequent to Plan adoption the MPO completed the model inputs and calibration and generated traffic forecasts for 2030. These will be used for future Plan updates and amendments as well as throughout the project development process. VI. Transportation Improvement Program The current TIP (Fiscal Year 2008) is a two year TIP and was adopted by the Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County on July 19, 2006, and approved by INDOT on September 14, 2006. All three committees, Technical Transportation, Administrative and Citizen Participation reviewed the program of projects and supporting information contained in the document prior to policy committee approval. Projects proposed for federal funding were prioritized and financially constrained using FHWA, FTA, and INDOT guidelines. Public notice was posted and legal advertisements published prior to adoption. Private transportation providers, representatives of the trucking industry, minority groups, the CSX and NS Railroads, and the local bicycle club received individual letters of notification and invitations to provide comments. VII. Air Quality Tippecanoe County is an attainment area. VIII. Program and Financial Management The 2008 UPWP allocates three staff members with primary responsibility for the transportation program: one Assistant Director, one Senior Planner and one Planner I in addition to a portion of the Executive Directors’ time. The transportation staff is assisted, as needed, by four additional support staff. The UPWP calls for one additional transportation staff position that will be filled this year. Overall program and financial management are performed by the Executive Director. 9 IX. Certification A. Resolution of Comments from Previous Certification The current certification statement was signed by APC on December 20, 2006 and by INDOT on January 30, 2007. The certification assures that the Area Plan Commission follows the requirements listed in Title 23 CFR 450.34; 49 U.S.C. Section 5323(k); 23 U.S.C. 135 and 23 CFR 450.220; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Title VI Assurances executed by each State under 23 U.S.C. 324 and 29 U.S.C. 794; Section 1101 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21 st Century (Pub. L. 105-178) regarding the involvement of disadvantaged business enterprises in those FHWA and the FTA funded projects (Sec. 105(f), Pub. L. 97-424, 96 Stat. 2100, 49 CFR part 23); the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-336, 104 Stat. L. 327, as amended) and the U.S. DOT implementing regulations; the provision of 49 CFR and part 20 regarding restriction of influencing certain activities; and Sections 174 and 176 (c) and (d) of the Clean Air Act as amended (42 USC 7504, 7506 (c) and (d)). The MPO planning process for Tippecanoe County meets the planning requirements for capital and operating assistance under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) programs. B. Certification By the attached signed resolution, the Metropolitan Planning Organization certifies its compliance with all federal regulations and professional planning practices applicable to a community the size of the Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County area. Sallie Dell Fahey Executive Director Area Plan Commission of Tippecanoe County December 19, 2007 10 From: Franklin, David [David.Franklin@fhwa.dot.gov] Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:37 PM To: John Thomas Cc: Sallie Fahey; Doug Poad; Melissa Baldwin Subject: RE: SAFETEA0-LU Compliance John: This email will serve as official notification that the Lafayette MPO has met all requirements pertaining to SAFETEA-LU compliance. It is our Division’s strategy to officially document that compliance when we approve the 2008-2011 INSTIP in late June or early July. As the federal official that is charged with reviewing and determining SAFETEA-LU compliance, I find that both your transportation improvement plan and long range transportation plan meet the requirements of 23 CFR 450 and as such, your TIP can be included in the INSTIP when it is approved. If you have any other questions, please let me know. Thanks, David A. Franklin Planning and Environmental Specialist Indiana Division – Federal Highway Administration 575 N Pennsylvania Street, Room 254 Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 11 AREA PLAN COMMISSION MEMBERS 2007 David Williams, President Citizen Appointed by Lafayette Mayor Dr. Carl Griffin, Vice President Member West Lafayette City Council Gary Schroeder Citizen Appointed by Board of County Commissioners Thomas Murtaugh Member of County Council Michael D. Smith Member Lafayette City Council Mayor Appointment Bernard Gulker Citizen appointed by West Lafayette Mayor Tim Shriner Citizen Appointed by Lafayette Mayor John Swick Member Dayton Town Council K.D. Benson Member Board of County Commissioners Vicki Pearl Citizen Appointed by Board of County Commissioners Ruth Shedd Member Board of County Commissioners Kathy Vernon Member of County Council John Wilson Member Battle Ground Town Council Kevin Klinker Member Lafayette City Council Clark Whitley Member Clarks Hill Town Council 12 ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE OF THE AREA PLAN COMMISSION OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY ROSTER 2007 Agency Represented by Mayor of the City of Lafayette Tony Roswarski, Chair Mayor of the City of West Lafayette Jan Mills President of the Tippecanoe County Council Jeff Kemper President of the Tippecanoe County Commissioners KD Benson President of the Area Plan Commission Dave Williams President of Lafayette City Council Melissa Weist-Williamson President of West Lafayette City Council Ann Hunt President of Lafayette Board of Works Cindy Murray Chairman of CityBus Joe Krause Representative of Indiana Dept. Alan Plunkett of Transportation Non-Voting Members Representative of US Dept. of Transportation, FHWA David Franklin Executive Director of Area Plan Commission and Secretary Sallie Dell Fahey Director of Lafayette Redevelopment Commission Dennis Carson City Engineer of Lafayette Jennifer Bonner Executive Director of Chamber Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Dana Smith Chairman of the Technical Transportation Committee Jon Fricker City Engineer of West Lafayette David Buck Executive Director Tippecanoe County Highway Opal Kuhl 13 TECHNICAL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE OF THE AREA PLAN COMMISSION OF TIPPECANOE COUNTY ROSTER 2007 Agency Represented by JHRP Jon Fricker, Chair Area Plan Commission Director Sallie Dell Fahey, Secretary Lafayette City Engineer Jennifer Bonner Indiana Dept. of Transportation Program Development Randall Walter INDOT-Crawfordsville District Robert Montgomery Tippecanoe County Hwy. Director Opal Kuhl Lafayette Police Department Lt. Chris Weaver West Lafayette City Engineer Dave Buck Purdue University Airport Betty Stansbury Tippecanoe County Sheriff Dept. Capt. Rick Walker CityBus Martin Sennett West Lafayette Police Department Deputy Chief J.T. Walker Non-Voting Federal Highway Administration Dave Franklin Federal Transit Administration Andy Minyo Chamber of Commerce Dana Smith Lafayette Community Development Dept. Tom Van Horn INDOT-Long Range Planning Steve Smith INDOT-Crawfordsville Doug Gendron Terri Griffin 14 CITIZEN PARTICIPATION COMMITTEE - 2007 ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE Area Plan Commission Gary W. Schroeder Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Sarah Ellison Citizens Advocating Responsible Development Jeff Lucas Community & Family Resource Center Vacant Builders Association of Greater Lafayette Pat Foley Indiana Bicycle Coalition Norm Olson Izaak Walton League Jim Brown Lafayette Board of Realtors, Inc. Scott Brown Lafayette Community & Redevelopment Depts. Tom Van Horn Lafayette Environmental Action Federation (LEAF) Jim Brown League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette Vacant Lafayette School Corporation Ed Eiler Neighborhood Housing Services Dennis Schluttenhofer Northwest Central Labor Council Vacant Purdue Research Foundation J.H. Wilson Purdue University School of Civil Engineering Jon Fricker Sierra Club Marcia Daehler Tippecanoe County Farm Bureau Alan Kemper Tippecanoe School Corporation Paul Slavens West Lafayette Community Development Josh Andrew West Lafayette Environmental Development Comm. Josh Andrew West Lafayette Environmental Commission Sean Sullivan West Lafayette Human Relations Comm. Virginia Nead West Lafayette Community School Corporation Vacant Wildcat Park Foundation Inc. Persis Haas Newman Centennial Neighborhood Association Bea Smith Historic Ninth Street Hill Sandy Lahr New Chauncey Neighborhood Association Carl Griffin Randolph Township Volunteer Fire Department Keith Barker Wabash River Cycle Club Advocacy Chair Hanna Community Council Vacant Wabash Valley Trust Vacant Hanna Neighborhood Pat Altepeter Monon Neighborhood Tom Pierce Sr. Lincoln Neighborhood Monique Fonpaine Historic Jeff Neighborhood Pat Wilkerson Hedgewood Neighborhood Melissa Williamson Columbia Park Neighborhood Kim Davis McAllister-St. Lawrence Laura Bartrom Perrin Neighborhood Kyle Gingrich Downtown Neighborhood Association Allen Jacobson St. Mary’s Neighborhood Jane Turner Vinton Neighborhood Geneva Werner Highland Neighborhood Gary Nowling Wallace Triangle Jim Noonan 15 TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES: Fairfield Township Trustee Julie Collins Jackson Township Trustee Sharon Lee Corwin Lauramie Township Trustee Bill Easterbrook Tippecanoe Township Trustee Bill Jones Wayne Township Trustee Norman Hayman Wea Township Trustee Matthew Koehler INTERESTED CITIZENS: Barbara Hunter Kathy Dale Alice Abbott Sycamore Audubon Society Bob Carpenter Joe Summers Steve Clevenger Steve Needham MEDIA: WBAA - Purdue Journal & Courier WKHY Lafayette Leader WAZY Purdue Exponent WKOA Lafayette Business Digest WLFI - TV 18 16