Archived Information and Meeting Minutes


GVMC Board Minutes

Minutes:

   FY-2003/2004    FY-2004/2005    FY-2005/2006
   FY-2006/2007    FY-2007/2008    FY-2008/2009
   FY-2009/2010

Agendas:

   FY-2009/2010

 

 


Transportation Technical Committee

Minutes & Agendas:

                 
  FY 2011-2012         FY 2010-2011    
 
October
   
October
 
November
NO MEETING
   
November
NO MEETING
 
December
   
December
 
January
   
January
 
February
NO MEETING
   
February
 
March
   
March
 
April
NO MEETING
   
April
 
May
   
May
NO MEETING
 
June
NO MEETING
   
June
 
July
   
July
NO MEETING
 
August
NO MEETING
   
August
 
September
   
September
NO MEETING
                 
  FY 2009-2010       FY 2008-2009    
 
October
NO MEETING
   
October
NO MEETING
 
November
   
November
 
December
NO MEETING
   
December
NO MEETING
 
January
   
January
 
February
   
February
 
March
   
 
April
NO MEETING
   
March
 
May
    April
 
June
    May
NO MEETING
 
July
   
June
 
August
   
July
NO MEETING
 
September
   
August
           
September
                 
FY 2007-2008              
 
October
         
 
November
         
 
December
NO MEETING
       
 
January
         
 
February
NO MEETING
       
 
March
         
 
April
         
 
May
         
 
June
NO MEETING
       
 
July
         
 
August
NO MEETING
       
 
September
         

Transportation Programming Study Group

Minutes & Agendas:

2005-2009    
August 30, 2005
February 9, 2006
February 17, 2006
August 10, 2006
August 14, 2006
December 7, 2006
February 28, 2007
March 15, 2007
April 10, 2007
December 12, 2008
January 9, 2009
January 30, 2009
February 6, 2009
March 16, 2009
March 20, 2009
April 22, 2009
October 7, 2009
October 30, 2009
December 16, 2009
 

 

 


Transportation Policy Committee

Minutes & Agendas:

  FY 2011-2012       FY 2010-2011    
 
October
   
October
 
November
NO MEETING
   
November
NO MEETING
 
December
   
December
 
January
   
January
 
February
NO MEETING
   
February
 
March
   
March
 
April
NO MEETING
   
April
 
May
   
May
NO MEETING
 
June
NO MEETING
   
June
 
July
   
July
NO MEETING
 
August
NO MEETING
   
August
 
September
   
September
NO MEETING
                 
FY 2009-2010
  FY 2008-2009    
 
October
NO MEETING
   
October
NO MEETING
 
November
   
November
 
December
NO MEETING
   
December
NO MEETING
 
January
   
January
 
February
   
February
 
March
   
March
 
April
   
April
 
May
    May
NO MEETING
 
June
    June
 
July
   
July
NO MEETING
 
August
   
August
 
September
NO MEETING
   
September
 
       
FY 2007-2008
         
 
October
         
 
November
         
 
December
NO MEETING
       
 
January
         
 
February
NO MEETING
       
 
March
         
 
April
         
 
May
         
 
June
NO MEETING
       
 
July
         
 
August
NO MEETING
       
 
September
         

 

 


Executive Committee

 

Minutes:
   FY-2003/2004 FY-2004/2005 FY-2005/2006
   FY-2006/2007    FY-2007/2008    FY-2008/2009
   FY-2009/2010

Legislative Committee

Minutes:

   FY-2003/2004  FY-2004/2005  FY-2005/2006
   FY-2006/2007    FY-2007/2008    FY-2008/2009
   FY-2009/2010    
       

Agendas:

   FY-2007/2008 FY-2008/2009 FY-2009/2010
 
   

 

 


Blueprint Committee - Currently not meeting

Currently not meeting

The Blueprint Committee is the overall planning and program evaluation body of Grand Valley Metro Council. It consists of a variety of members from both public and private sector and its main duties are:

    • Regional Plan integration (land use, transportation, utilities, etc.)
    • Promotion of "Blueprint Principles"
    • Overseeing the subregional planning process
    • Convening other ad hoc committees that may be necessary for the regional planning effort.

The Blueprint Committee meets on an as needed basis. Check calendar for meeting dates.

Minutes: Currently not meeting

   FY-2003/2004    
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
       

Members: Historical

  • Glen Barkan
Aquinas College
  • Nyal Deems
Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt, & Howlett, LLP
  • Eric DeLong
City of Grand Rapids
  • Tom Fehsenfeld
Crystal Flash
  • Doyle Hayes
Pyper Products Corp
  • Jack Horton
Kent County Commissioner
  • Ron Lemmon
  • Mick McGraw
Eastbrook Homes, Inc.
  • Tom McWhertor
Calvin College
  • Cy Moore
Treasurer of Council
  • Marcia Rapp
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • Bonnie Shupe
Cannon Township
  • Sharon Steffens
Alpine Township

Regional Cooperation Committee

Coop Background | Coop Principles | LT Background | LT Standards

For some time now, a group of local officials in the Grand Valley Area have been meeting regularly to promote cooperation between and among local units of government, especially in the area of land use and land transfers.

This group, established by GVMC as the City-Township Cooperation Committee, was given the initial task of seeking local solutions to the problems of annexation. The group examined a variety of issues dealing with this problem and, as a result, published a set of "Cooperation Principles." These principles were adopted by GVMC as official policy in December of 1996 and continue to serve as a guideline for local government cooperation.

During 1998 the Committee took additional time to further examine the issues of annexation and detachment, as well as other forms of land transfers, and concluded that a model set of standards and methodologies should be adopted. The Committee adopted and published another set of principles, entitled "Land Transfers: Recommended Procedures for Local Units." This document was also adopted by GVMC as official policy in January, 1999. The creation and adoption of these policy statements speaks well of the high level of cooperation among local officials in the Grand Valley area. Not only will these policies guide local decision makers in this area but should serve as models for officials across the State of Michigan.

In 2004 the City-Township Cooperation name was change to Regional Cooperation Committee.

Members:
All member communities have a seat.


Public Information & Education (PIE) Committee - Currently not meeting

As the name implies, the PIE Committee functions as the overall educational arm of Grand Valley Metro Council. It is a standing committee set up to discharge the following functions:

  • Conduct pertinent conferences and workshops on behalf of GVMC
  • Setup and grant the annual Metropolitan Development Blueprint Awards
  • Conduct necessary surveys
  • Focus sessions and similar research
  • Develop and distribute brochures and similar publications on key metro-wide issues
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by GVMC from time to time.

The PIE Committee typically meets on the third Friday of each month at 8:00 am at GVMC.

Minutes: Currently not meeting

   FY-2003/2004   FY-2004/2005   FY-2005/2006
  • April
  • May
  • June - Cxl
  • July
  • August - Cxl
  • September-No Minutes
  • October
  • November
  • December - CXL
  • January
  • February
  • March
   FY-2006/2007   FY-2007/2008   FY-2008/2009
   FY-2009/2010     
       

 


Regional Environmental Planning Agency - Currently not meeting

 

Bylaws | Members | Minutes

transportation and Rules of Procedure for the
Regional Environmental Planning Agency

Mission:

The Regional Environmental Planning Agency will serve as an advisory committee to the Grand Valley Metro Council and other interested parties to facilitate communication and coordination necessary to promote sound environmental stewardship. The Agency is an agency under the terms of the Grand Valley Metro Council and is organized and operated pursuant to the Council's bylaw provisions relating to agency status.

Section 1. Functions

1. The primary functions of the Agency shall include but not be limited to:

a. The identification, study, discussion, and evaluation of areas of common interest and concern as they pertain to public water, sanitary sewer and storm water systems in the Grand Valley Metropolitan Area.

b. The formulation and implementation of an integrated Master Plan that seeks efficient and effective water, sanitary sewer and storm water services for the Metro Area.

c. To review and comment from a metropolitan perspective on plans for water, sanitary and storm water services and development.

d. To recommend implementation of a limited time delay for any proposed water/sewer capital project not found to be in the metropolitan interest or in conflict with the Master Plan, based upon a review by the Agency.

e. To review and comment on Master Plans or like documents that are produced and adopted by other agencies of the Council, with the intent that all proposals are appropriately integrated as they pertain to water, sanitary sewer or storm water service and development.

f. To make necessary reports relative to the Agency's activities and to address other issues which may be referred to the Agency.

g. In all it's activities, to function as an ongoing multi-jurisdictional forum for coordinated utility and natural resource planning based upon the Blueprint Principles as adopted by Grand Valley Metro Council.

2. The Agency will not have responsibilities in the following areas:

a. Ownership of facilities

b. Operations and Normal Maintenance

c. Facility Design and Construction

d. Water or Sewer Treatment Plant employees

e. Establishment of Rates

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Section II. Organization


1. The Agency shall be governed by a board consisting of twenty-four (24) members appointed by the Grand Valley Metro Council, as follows:


Regional Utilities (Major Treatment Facilities)
Grand Rapids 2 members*
Wyoming 2 members
Plainfield 1 member
Grandville 1 member

*Suggested that one member represent the Utility Advisory Board (UAB)

Other Utility (Treatment) Systems*
Kent County Units 1 member
Ottawa County Units 1 member
Other County Units 1 member

*Potential members include but not limited to:

Sparta
Rockford
Cedar Springs
Wayland
Greenville
Ionia
Lowell
Coopersville
Caledonia
Allendale

Drain Commissioners
Kent County 1 member
Ottawa County 1 member

County Representatives
Kent County 2 member
Ottawa County 2 member

Rural Communities

2 members (From communities not already listed)

Home Builder Industry

1 member

Farm Bureau (Farm community)

1 member

Environmental/Non Profit*

2 members

*Potential members include but not limited to:
Land Conservancy Trout Unlimited
WMEAC Duck Unlimited
Isaac Walton League Center for Environmental Studies
University Water Resources 1 member

At Large*

2 members

**Potential members include but not limited to:
Chamber of Commerce
Private Sector

MDEQ (Ex-Officio)

1 member

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2. Agency Board Members shall serve two-year terms and be nominated as follows:

a. Regional Utilities: Each of the systems named shall nominate persons to represent said community on the Board. It is anticipated that at least one of the persons named from Grand Rapids and Wyoming should be a person with professional experience in the water, sanitary or storm water fields. It is also hoped that one of the persons from Grand Rapids could also represent the Utility Advisory Board. \

b. Other Utility Systems: Those communities outside of the Regional Utility Systems but providing water and/or wastewater treatment services shall jointly nominate persons to represent Kent, Ottawa and other county communities.

c. Drain Commissioners: The Drain Commissioner, or his designee, will be nominated to the Board.

d. County Representatives: The counties of Kent and Ottawa shall nominate two persons each to the Board. It is anticipated that those persons nominated will be familiar with and represent the interests of those county departments or agencies having responsibility for water, sanitary, storm or other environmental systems.

e. Rural Communities: Other GVMC member communities not already represented by the Regional Utility or Other Utility System categories shall jointly select two persons to be nominated to the Board.

f. Farm Bureau (Farming community): The Farm Bureau or other organization representing the interests of farming shall nominate one person to the Board.

g. Home Builder Industry: The Home Builders Association of Grand Rapids or other organization representing the interests of residential construction shall nominate one person to the Board.

h. Environmental/Non Profit: Those agencies or organizations with IRS 501 (c) (3) nonprofit (or similar) designation and organized for environmental protection and enhancement shall jointly nominate two members to the Board.

i. University Water Resources: The W. A. Annis Water Resources Institute of Grand Valley State University shall nominate one person to the Board.

j. At Large: GVMC shall nominate two (2) persons to the Board who shall represent the interests of the metropolitan private sector community at large.

k. Ex-officio (Others): The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality shall nominate one person to the Board to serve in an ex-officio, non voting role. GVMC may nominate other ex-officio non-voting members to represent other geographic, community or business interests as it deems advisable.

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Section III. Meetings

1. Regular meetings of the agency shall be held at a place and time to be determined by the agency. Notice shall be mailed to each Agency representative before each regular meeting.

2. Special meetings may be called by the Chair or at the request of one-third of the Agency membership. Notice of a special meeting is to be sent to all members no later than five (5) calendar days in advance of the meeting and shall contain an agenda of the items to be discussed.

3. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the voting members of the Agency.

4. The agenda for each regular and special Agency meeting shall be established and published at the direction of the Chair. Any member may move amendments to the published agenda. Such motions shall be the first order of business at any Agency meeting and shall require a majority vote of the members present.

5. The business of the Agency shall be conducted in the following order:

A. Roll Call


B. Motion by any member to amend the published agenda


C. Approval of the minutes of the prior meeting


D. Petitions and communications


E. Old Business

F. New Business

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Section IV. Conduct of Business


1. The Agency shall organize and elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Secretary at the first regular meeting held in October of each year. No member may serve as Chair for more than three (3) consecutive terms of office.

2. The Chairperson shall preside at all meetings of the Agency, shall decide all points of order and shall sign all official papers of the Agency except where that authority is herein delegated to the Secretary.

3. The Vice Chairperson shall assume the duties of the Chair if the Chair is absent from any meeting.

4. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Agency, shall give all required notices of meetings, carry on the correspondence of the Agency and maintain its files. If any member of the Agency is absent for four (4) consecutive meetings without being excused therefrom, the Secretary shall cause notice of the absences to be delivered to the member's unit of government or agency governing board. In lieu of the Agency electing a Secretary, the Council shall assume all duties of the Secretary.

5. The Agency may establish such committees as it deems advisable and assign to each committee specific duties or functions. The Chairperson shall appoint all committee members and shall fill vacancies on committees as they may occur.

6. Agency meetings shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order to the extent that they are consistent with law or theses Rules of Procedure.

7. All Agency meetings shall be open to the public.

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Section V. Fiscal and Operational Management


1. The Agency shall prepare an annual budget indicating the amount, source and type of projected revenues and expenditures.

2. Any revenues collected for the Agency for its ongoing functions or activities shall be used only for the work of the Agency.

3. The Grand Valley Metro Council shall maintain the Agency accounts and funds and shall provide financial reports to the Agency as requested.

4. All employees working for the Agency shall be deemed to be employees of GVMC and not the Agency. All GVMC Personnel Rules and Regulations shall apply to the hiring, termination, compensation and working conditions for said employees.

Section VI. Amendments and Effective Date


1. Recommendations for amendments to these Rules of Procedure shall be approved by a majority vote of the Agency and then submitted to the Council for final approval.

2. Grand Valley Metro Council shall grant final approval for all amendments to these Rules of Procedure as per the applicable provisions of the Council bylaws dealing with agencies.

Certificate:


These Rules of Procedure were approved by GVMC at its Regular Meeting held on June 6, 2002.

James R. Buck


GVMC Chairperson

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REPA Members - (Historical):

 

Regional Utilities (Major Treatment Facilities)

Grand Rapids 2 members

  • Corky Overmyer, Environmental Protection Dept.
  • George Haga, Utility Advisory Board

Wyoming 2 members

  • Joe Stapf, Public Utilities Director
  • Open

Plainfield 1 member

  • Bob Homan, Township Manager

Grandville 1 member

  • Ken Krombeen, City Manager

Other Utility (Treatment) Systems

Within Kent County 1 member

  • Open

Within Ottawa County 1 member

  • Ken Zarecki, Ottawa County Road Commission, Director of Utilities

Within Other Counties 1 member

  • Open

 

Drain Commissioners

Kent County 1 member

  • Roger Laninga

Ottawa County 1 member

  • Paul Geerlings

 

County Representatives

Kent County 2 members

  • Kurt Kemppainen, Pulic Works Director
  • Open

Ottawa County 2 members

  • Aaron Bodbyl-Mast
  • Open

Other Representatives

Rural Communities 2 members

  • Open
  • Open

Home Builder Industry 1 member

  • Dale Kraker, Eastbrook Homes

Farm Community 1 member

  • Robert Meeuwsen, Zeeland Farm Services

Environmental/Non Profit 2 members

  • Open
  • Open

University Water Resources 1 member

  • John Koches

At Large 2 members

  • Ray Bruggink
  • Open

MDEQ (Ex-Officio) 1 member

  • Janice Tompkins

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Minutes:

   FY-2003/2004   FY-2004/2005  
  • October - No Meeting
  • November
  • December - No Meeting
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
   

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

For a complete list of Grand Valley Metropolitan Council transportation projects to be funded as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, click here; to view a map depicting the locations of these same projects click here.

As the federally designated transportation planning agency (or metropolitan planning organization – MPO) for the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Area and in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) has worked with our members and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to compile a list of transportation projects. Within the GVMC MPO Area, which includes all of Kent County and parts of Eastern Ottawa County, approximately $92 million dollars of the $853 million in ARRA funds set aside for transportation in Michigan will be spent by local road and transit agencies and regionally by MDOT. 

As part of the project identification phase, GVMC staff held a public meeting at the Wyoming Public Library on March 11, 2009, to invite comment on the proposed projects.  The public was also encouraged to attend our regularly scheduled Policy and Technical Committee meetings as the project lists were refined. After the public involvement period closed, the GVMC finalized a list of transportation projects that has since been amended into the fiscal year 2008-2011 Transportation Improvement Program and the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, as appropriate. As part of this amendment process, the GVMC also conducted an Air Quality Conformity Analysis to assess the potential impact these projects might have on area air quality.  The results indicate that the project changes and additions do not adversely impact air quality and that the MPO remains well below the emissions budget set by the Environmental Protection Agency (Federal Register Vol. 72, No.94, May 16, 2007, Sec 521174).  

Work for ARRA funded projects is anticipated to begin during the 2009 construction season.

For more information about Michigan’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 visit www.michigan.gov/recovery/, and to link to the federal ARRA website visit www.recovery.gov/

If you have questions for GVMC Transportation staff, please contact Darrell Robinson at (616) 776-7609 or email robinsond@gvmc.org 


 

Archived TIP Documents

GVMC Transportation Improvement Program 2011-2014

GVMC Transportation Improvement Program 2004-2006


GVMC TIP Projects

 

Transit TIP Projects

 

State TIP Projects

 

GVMC Transportation Improvement Program 2006-2008

GVMC Transportation Improvement Program 2008-2011

Federally-Obligated Projects
2007 Federally-Obligated Projects \