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DSATS Active Transportation Subcommittee
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
10:30 A.M.

DeKalb County Highway Department
1826 Barber Greene Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Conference Room # 815-756-6026



Approval of Agenda

ACTION: Approval of the January 16, 2018 Active Transportation Subcommittee (ATS) Agenda.

Approval of Meeting Minutes

ACTION: Approval of the November 21, 2017 ATS Meeting Minutes.

Public Comment


Active Transportation Subcommittee Purpose

During the February 21, 2017 ATS meeting, DSATS staff presented to the group on the primary purpose of the ATS.  The primary purpose is to update the Active Transportation Plan (ATP), last updated in 2011.  This is a working document with two primary goals, consisting of planning and maintaining a bicycle and pedestrian plan and coordinating the efforts of the member organizations to provide a connected network. Other purposes of the ATS include increasing public outreach/communication and identifying alternate funding opportunities.

The purpose of this agenda item is to provide a recap of the 2011 ATP goals presented to the subcommittee in February 2017 and to provide members the opportunity to provide feedback and input regarding the ATS goals, meeting schedule, and required actions.

Voting Membership

At the November 21, 2017 ATS meeting, the group discussed modifying the voting membership of the ATS, including the potential reduction or consolidation of voting members in order for the subcommittee to operate more efficiently. Action was deferred for further review. ATS members will now reopen the discussion of modifying the ATS voting membership.

ACTION: Recommend voting membership changes to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chair for action.

Meeting Schedule

At the November 21, 2017 ATS meeting, the group decided to defer changes to the meeting schedule until voting membership changes are established. Provided a recommendation of voting membership changes is made to the TAC Chair, the group will discuss whether or not to move the ATS meeting date and/or time and whether or not meetings should occur less frequently. If consensus is reached on the ATS meeting schedule change(s), then action will be taken. Action may also be deferred to a later date for further review and discussion.

ACTION: Approve the ATS meeting change or defer action to a later date.

Appointment of Alternate Voting Members

In order to ensure quorum is met, DSATS staff is asking subcommittee members to appoint alternates to attend the meeting when they are unable to do so. In order to attend a meeting, appointed alternates need to complete Open Meetings Act (OMA) training within 90 days of attending their first DSATS ATS meeting. The OMA training may be completed online at the following link:

Additional Business

Subcommittee members are invited to address other items not listed on the agenda and are encouraged to propose new items for the next agenda.


If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact:
Brian Dickson                                                                Jessica Hyink
       Transportation Planner                                          Assistant Transportation Planner
  815-748-2367                                                               815-748-2369                        
Assistive and Language Services provided upon request.