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Summary of Actions Taken

Iowa Transportation Commission Meeting
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Ames, Iowa



Commission
Order Number
Order Title and Description Action Taken
Taken
DOT Contact
D-2004-61

Approving Minutes of the December 9, 2003, Commission Meeting

Approved Connie Page, Commission Secretary
515-239-1242
M-2004-62 FY2005 Federal Aviation Improvement Program
The state “Channeling Act” requires applications for federal airport funds be sent to the Iowa DOT for review and prioritization. The pre-applications will be forwarded to the Federal Aviation Administration for final funding approval.
Informational Michelle McEnany, Director, Office of Aviation
515-239-1659
PP-2004-63 Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Grant- Mahaska County
The Commission approved up to $113,964 to assist in the grading and paving of 475 feet of 140 th Street in New Sharon. This road improvement is necessary to provide access to the proposed site for the expansion of Pro-Line Building Company.
Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312
PP-2004-64 Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Default and Proposed Settlement – city of Des Moines
The Commission approved a $27,666 default settlement of a 1997 RISE grant to the city of Des Moines. The default was in connection to Color Converting Industries not meeting necessary employment levels.
Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312
PP-2004-65 Rail Economic Development (RED) Default and Proposed Settlement – city of Des Moines
The Commission approved a $19,672 default settlement of a 1997 RED grant to the city of Des Moines. The default was in connection to Color Converting Industries not meeting necessary employment levels.
Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312
M-2004-66 Rail Assistance Program – Pine Lake Corn Processors
The Commission approved a $72,692 Rail Assistance grant to Pine Lake Corn Processors to assist in the rehabilitation of seven miles of rail line running from the company's processing plant near Steamboat Rock to Ackley.
Approved Peggy Baer, Director, Office of Rail Transportation
515-239-1052
H-2004-67 Transfer of Jurisdiction – U.S. 218 in the city of Nashua
Transfers to the city of Nashua an approximately 0.98 mile bypassed portion of U.S. 218. The state will provide cash payment of $110,365.35 to the city, which represents the cost to place the roadway in a good state of repair. The transfer will take place upon notification by the state to the city of the time and date of the official transfer.
Approved Kevin Mahoney,
Director, Highway Division
515-239-1124
H-2004-68 Transfer of Jurisdiction – Iowa 60 in city of Sheldon
Transfers to the city of Sheldon approximately 1.68 miles of Iowa 60 through the city of Sheldon in Sioux, O'Brien and Osceola counties. The state will reconstruct Iowa 60 from the west corporation limits northeast approximately 600 feet. From that location approximately .7 miles northeast to the I.C.E. Railroad, the state will mill and resurface the existing roadway. The state will also transfer $185,681, which represents the estimated cost to place the remaining roadway in good repair. The transfer will take place upon completion of the reconstruction and resurfacing work, the state's payment to the city and notification by the state to the city of the time and date of the official transfer.
Approved Kevin Mahoney,
Director, Highway Division
515-239-1124<
H-2004-60 Transfer of Jurisdiction – Iowa 60 in O'Brien County
Transfers a portion of Iowa 60 near the city of Sheldon to O'Brien County. The 60 transferred section extends from the north corporation limits of Sheldon northeast approximately 4.89 miles. The state will construct a new connector to tie in existing and relocated Iowa 60 and will compensate the county in the amount of $209,000, which represents the estimated cost to place the roadway in a good state of repair. The transfer will take place upon completion of the connector, the state's payment of $209,000, and notification by the state to the county of the time and date of the official transfer.
Approved Kevin Mahoney,
Director, Highway Division
515-239-1124