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Technical Planning Committee

February 13, 2018 9:00 a.m.

Lake Michigan Room 6100 Southport Road, Portage


  1. Call to Order by Chairman, Opening and Announcements

    1. Pledge of Allegiance; Introductions

    2. Meeting Participation Survey

    3. Action on the minutes of the January 9 TPC meeting (Pages 1-2)

  2. Public Comment on Agenda Items

  3. Presentation: DRAFT 2020 Greenways+Blueways Plan – Mitch Barloga

  4. Implementation Planning

    1. VW Settlement Update – Kathy Luther

    2. Deep River Dam Update – Kathy Luther

  5. Programming: No Report

  6. Topical Committee Reports

    1. Environmental Management Policy Committee (EMPC)

    2. Ped, Pedal & Paddle Committee (3PC)

    3. Transit Operators Roundtable

    4. Land Use Committee

    5. Freight Committee

    6. Surface Transportation Committee (STC)


  1. Reports from Planning Partners

    1. Federal Highway Administration & Federal Transit Administration

    2. Neighboring Regional Planning Agencies

  2. Emerging Trends Presentation: Hobart - The Eco-Friendly Community

  3. Other Business, Staff Announcements and Upcoming Meetings

    1. Other Business

    2. Staff Announcements:

      • Food Expo & Discussion (FED) Event – February 23rd

      • ADA 101 for Outdoor Recreation & Parks – March 20th

    3. NIRPC Meetings/Events

The next Technical Planning Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 9 a.m. in the Lake Michigan Room at the NIRPC office.

Requests for alternate formats, please contact Mary Thorne at NIRPC at least 48 hours prior at (219) 763-6060 extension 131 or at Individuals with hearing impairments may contact us through the Indiana Relay 711 service by calling 711 or (800) 743-3333.

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.

Technical Planning Committee Meeting

NIRPC Lake Michigan Room 6100 Southport Road, Portage January 9, 2018


Chairman Kevin Breitzke called the meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and self- introductions. Members present included Kevin Breitzke, George Topoll, David Wright, Tyler Kent, Tom MacLennan, Lyndsay Quist, Mark O’Dell, Kay Nelson, Kelly Wenger, and Jerry Siska. Others present included AJ Monroe, Maggie Dickerson, Claudia Taylor, Dean Button, Jeff Huet, Eric Wolverton, Jake Dammarell, Frank Rosado, Jr., Jill Murr, Robin Barzoni-Tillman, Chris Moore, Don Oliphant, Andrew Steele and Christopher Murphy. Staff present included Kathy Luther, Mitch Barloga, James Winters, Stephen Sostaric and Mary Thorne.

The INDOT participation survey was available at the table in the lobby. The minutes of the December 5, 2017 Technical Planning Committee meeting were approved on a motion by Tom MacLennan and a second by Mark O’Dell.

There were no requests for public comment.

Implementation Planning

Stephen Sostaric presented on Resolution 18-02, in support of INDOT’s adopted safety reduction goals for 2018 based on five-year rolling averages. NIRPC has chosen to plan and program projects in support of attaining these targets. It will then be adopted into our amended Comprehensive Regional Plan and Transportation Improvement Program. On a motion by Kay Nelson and a second by Mark O’Dell, the Technical Planning Committee voted to recommend Resolution 18-02 to the Board for adoption.


The next Technical Planning Committee meeting is February 13 at 9 a.m. at NIRPC. Hearing no other business, Kevin Breitzke adjourned the meeting at 9:50 a.m.

A Digital MP3 of this meeting is filed. Contact Mary Thorne at the phone number or email below should you wish to receive a copy or a portion of it.