Public Notice – Proposed Amendment to FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE FY 2016 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM (UPWP) TO FUND A FAIRHOPE ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING STUDY USING PLANNING FUNDS

The Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (ESMPO) has added an item to the April 27, 2016, Policy Board Meeting Agenda regarding a proposed amendment to the FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The Policy Board meeting will take place at 10:00 AM at Daphne City Hall.

In FY 2015 the MPO operated below its allocated budget resulting in a surplus of unspent federal planning funds. The MPO is projected to operate significantly under budget in FY 2016. The City of Fairhope has requested that the balance of these funds be used to hire a consultant to prepare a Fairhope Active Transportation and Parking Study at an estimated total cost not to exceed $35,000 with the federal portion amounting to $28,000 or less. The ESMPO Policy Board approved the funds for the study in September 2015.

The MPO is required to include all programed federal planning funds in the MPO’s Unified Planning Work Program and has therefore prepared a proposed amended FY 2016 UPWP that includes the new project.

The proposed Amended UPWP can be viewed on the ESMPO website, www.easternshorempo.org.

Written comments regarding the proposed amendment can be submitted to MPO staff through April 26, 2016, by emailing shart@baldwincountyal.gov. The public will also be provided an opportunity to comment at the Policy Board meeting.

Additional information regarding the proposed amendment to the FY2016 UPWP may be obtained by contacting the MPO Coordinator, Sarah Hart, at (251) 990-4640 or shart@baldwincountyal.gov.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or those requiring language translation services should contact the Eastern Shore MPO at 251-990-4640.

Amended FY 2016 UPWP

Comment Form