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Comment Period for FY 2021 UPWP/Operational Budget Amendment One

September 29 2020 | 0 Comments

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FY 2021 UPWP/Operational Budget Amendment One Packet

An amendment to the 2021 Unified Planning Work Program, with accompanying changes to the Operational Budget, is proposed to:

  1. Add the purchase of Aerial Photos. (+$25,000)

The 2020 Aerial photo delivery was delayed due to some quality control issues with the final deliverable product.

  1. Decrease the salary/fringe line. (-$15,000)

Estimates have been revised to reflect staffing changes.

  1. Decrease the Transportation Consultant Line. (-$10,000)

OTO will likely not hire consultants for studies during the irregular conditions resulting from COVID-19.

  1. Remove the 2021-2024 TIP.

OTO elected not to adopt a new TIP, but to amend the existing TIP.

The total budget amount remains the same.

How to comment:



Fax: 417-862-6013

In writing: OTO, 2208 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite 101, Springfield, MO 65807

The public comment period will end on October 14, 2020 at 5 p.m. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider approving the Amendment at their October 15, 2020 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon via electronic means. The meeting will be broadcast via Facebook Live. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the Amendment.

For more information, contact: Sara Fields, Executive Director, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 417-865-3042.

Ozarks Transportation Organization is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.

Public input is a cornerstone of our operations. To tell us what you think, please email us at Find us on Facebook, or on Twitter @theOTOMPO. Or call us at 417-865-3042, or stop by our office at 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, in beautiful Chesterfield Village.

Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor, por favor comunĂ­quese con Andy Thomason al 417-865-3042, al menos 48 horas antes del plazo.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Andy Thomason at 417-865-3042 at least 2 working days prior to the expiration of the public comment period.

If you need relay services please call the following numbers: 711 - Nationwide relay service; 1-800-735-2966 - Missouri TTY service; 1-800-735-0135 - Missouri voice carry-over service.

OTO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. For more information or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, see, or call 417-865-3042.

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