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Summary of Actions Taken

Iowa Transportation Commission Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Ames, Iowa


Commission Order number Order Title and Description Action Taken DOT Contact
D-2004-99 Election of Commission Officers Thomas Hart elected as chair; Suzan Boden elected as vice chair Barbara MacGregor,
Commission Chair
D-2004-100 Approving Minutes of the April 13, 2004, Commission Meeting Approved Connie Page, Commission Secretary,
515-239-1242
M-2004-101 Rail Revolving Fund Loan
The commission approved up to $100,000 in a Rail Revolving Fund loan to ASSK Properties, LLC & Beisser Lumber Company. Funding will assist with construction of a 650-foot rail spur line and installation of a number ten switch. The spur line will connect the company’s new warehouse and distribution center in Coralville to the Iowa Interstate Railroad.

Approved Peggy Baer,
Director, Office of Rail Transportation
515-239-1052
M-2004-102 Intermodal Pilot Project Program
The commission approved a loan of up to $271,000 for an intermodal pilot project near Clarksville in Butler County. With this funding, Shear Elevator, Inc. will construct an intermodal facility designed for the loading and unloading of bulk material from truck to rail and vice-versa.  

Approved Peggy Baer,
Director, Office of Rail Transportation
515-239-1052
PP-2004-103 Statewide Transportation Enhancement Program Funding Recommendation - Rails to Trails
The Commission approved funding of 70 percent (not to exceed $300,000) of the purchase price for right-of-way in two rail corridors.

The city of Sheffield would provide 30 percent of the funding for the purchase of abandoned rail corridor right-of-way from Sheffield to Chapin. The city would also agree to maintain the land with plans for future trail development.

Wright, Franklin and Cerro Gordo counties will provide 30 percent of the purchase price of abandoned rail corridor right-of-way from Belmond to Thornton. The counties also agree to maintain the land with plans for future trail development.

Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312

PP-2004-104

Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Default and Proposed Settlement - City of Waukee
The Commission approved a $35,569.25 default settlement of a 2001 RISE grant to the city of Waukee. The default is in connection to failure to proceed in a timely manner to develop the Joe Brick Industrial/Business Park.

Approved

Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312
PP-2004-105 Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Default and Proposed Settlement - City of Manning
The Commission approved a $5,961 default settlement of a 1998 RISE grant to the city of Manning. The default is in connection to failure to fulfill the jobs creation contingency provisions at FenceMaster, Inc.

Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312

PP-2004-106 Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Grant - City of Tiffin
The Commission approved up to $486,482 for grading and paving 1,134 feet of Ireland Avenue and 1,130 feet of new roadway in the Tiffin Industrial Park.

Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312
PP-2004-107 Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Grant - City of Rock Valley
The Commission approved up to $403,199 for grading and paving 1,675 feet of Eagle Avenue and 750 feet of Westview Drive to provide access to the proposed site for APL’s pallet manufacturing plant.

Approved Stuart Anderson, Director, Office of Systems Planning
515-239-1312
H-2004-108 Transfer of jurisdiction - Iowa 296 to the City of Des Moines
Transfers to the city of Des Moines approximately 0.09 mile of the east half of Iowa 296 south of relocated Iowa 5. The state will place the roadway in a good state of repair. The transfer will be complete upon notification by the state to the city of the time and date of the official transfer.

Approved John Adam,
Interim director
515-239-1124
PP-2004-109 Draft 2005 Highway Accomplishment Program

 

Informational Jon Ranney,
Director, Office of Program Management
515-239-1500