6/26/2012 4:20 PM
As the members know, the budget was prepared, reviewed by the Steering Committee (that would be a quorum of every member agency), submitted to MGSA, and adopted. So we have a new set of projects, as well as the ability to complete some projects in 11/12 that are not finishing by June 30. It's a good budget, I think, with a modest set of projects and a few dollars set aside for a possible new orthophoto in the future.
The July Exec Committee meeting is being cancelled because of its proximity between the holiday and a getaway Friday. I had already heard from a few people who couldn't make it and there was no business necessitating immediate action. Fred Vogler continues to keep the program glued together with his great team and maintenance efforts, as well as moving projects along he is tasked with. A big and ongoing thank you to the Matrix Team!
Seth and I are working on a Road Classification project application that is actually already on the member side in draft, but we need to send out an explanation and what we want done with it. Essentially the classifications are arterial, collector and local streets for functional class. These classifications come from two places: agencies' pavement management database (Streetsaver), which has a field for classification. Additionally, Caltrans gets lists of these classifications from the local agencies and publishes it at http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tsip/hseb/crs_maps/
. There are differences between the two classes, and agencies will be asked to decide which one they want, or both. The caltrans maps define arterials and collectors as being eligible for federal funding, so this is an important decision.
The other element of the classification project is mapping the field called CFCC from the old TIGER files. This field has great information such as stairs, trails, alleys, ramps, driveways, etc. Once it's updated, it will be a great place to park valuable information such as evacuation routes, steps, lanes, paths, gates, common driveways etc. Superimpose that stuff over the Community Base Map and you have presentation quality maps with little effort. Stay tuned.
The public works directors also endorsed creation of a moratorium map. This will be to show streets with excavation prohibitions based on the typical five year ban after paving.
The Fire Chief's Association has an exciting program rolling out thanks to a grant they received for GIS map based tactical response- live mobile access to data, and Marinmap is providing members with necessary databases to assist.
Marinmap is also providing direct assistance to Mill Valley for the permit tracking GIS linkage, and helping other member agencies with apps, thanks to the budgeted member allocation of $2000. Ross is working on a signage inventory with this assist. LAFCO is getting an annexation boundary history assist. I'm hoping to meet with SASM to give them assistance, as well as kick off our development of a southern marin sewer application that will go on the website. It will be much like the existing TCSD sewer app, but expanded for all of SASM, and potentially more.
More projects are in the works and we'll be reporting on them at meetings and periodically right here.
As always, feel free to comment or correct or amend. Feedback is only bad onstage :)