Materials for 5/30/2018 Growth Management Act Steering Committee Meeting & 2002 Framework Agreement Workshop

Materials for the May 30, 2018 meeting of the Growth Management Act Steering Committee (GMASC) are now available.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room located at 1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.  The meeting agenda and packet are provided below.

Meeting materials:

Following the meeting, a 2002 Framework Agreement workshop with the GMASC and the Growth Management Act Technical Advisory Committee will be held.  Binders will be provided at the workshop with paper copies of workshop materials.  Electronic versions of these materials are provided below.

Workshop materials:

Notice of Public Comment Period

Notice is hereby given that on May 16, 2018, the Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) released the updated draft of the Title VI Plan for public comment.  Through its Title VI Plan, SCOG ensures its commitment to not exclude anyone from participation in its transportation program or deny the benefits of SCOG’s services on the basis of race, color, gender, or national origin.

Comments on the Title VI Plan update may be emailed to roseh@scog.net or mailed to:

Skagit Council of Governments
c/o Rose Howe
315 South Third Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

All comments must be in writing and received by SCOG no later than June 10, 2018. SCOG’s Transportation Policy Board will review and consider all comments before voting on the updated Title VI Plan at their June 20, 2018 meeting.

An electronic copy of the Title VI Plan is available here. A draft of the proposed, updated Title VI Plan is available here.  Paper copies are available at no charge from the address above, during normal business hours.  Please contact Rose Howe at (360) 416-6678 or roseh@scog.net with any questions about the Title VI Plan update.

Position Opening Announcement

The Skagit Council of Governments (SCOG) announces the position of Intern opening May 14, 2018. Interested candidates must send a cover letter, résumé and completed employment application to kmurphy@scog.net by May 31, 2018 to be considered for the position. Interviews for the Intern position are anticipated in June. The employment application and job description are available on SCOG’s website.

May Amendments to Regional Transportation Improvement Program

SCOG has received requests to amend the 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Mark Hamilton at markh@scog.net or to 315 South Third Street, Suite 100, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 by May 4, 2018. Written comments will be included in the meeting packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their May 16, 2018 meeting. The public will also have the opportunity to comment at the Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the Federal Transit Administration’s Program of Projects requirements.

2017 Annual Listing of Federal Obligations

Every year, SCOG publishes a list of transportation projects that obligated Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds in the prior year.  After federal funding awards are made through numerous processes, these funds must be “obligated” (set aside) prior to being spent on preliminary engineering, right of way and construction of transportation projects.

The Annual Listing of Federal Obligations is a report that tracks these federal funds and compares obligation with programming of transportation funds within Skagit County.  For more on this report and programming of federal transportation funds, see SCOG’s Regional Transportation Improvement Program webpage.

2017 Annual List of Federal Obligations