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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 20

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY JULY 7, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on July 7, 1967, at 3:30 P.M., in the Glenn Building Conference Room, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: id Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager MARTA Advisory Committee Howard K. Menhinick, Chairman, Georgia Institute of Technology H. Boyer Marx, H. Boyer Marx and Associates Richard L. Aeck, Aeck Associates, Inc. Richard M. Forbes, Georgia State College Roy J. Boston, Georgia Department of Public Health Consultants Walter Douglas, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, New York W. O. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raymond O'Neil, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta David McBrayer, Traffic Engineer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta R. W. Gustafson, Supervising Engineer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Robert P. Barksdale, Project Estimator, Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Peter Vandersloot, Manager of Planning and Scheduling, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco Leon Eplan, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Jacques L. Laboureur, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Lynn Howard, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Arden Brey, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Tom Watson Brown, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Others Hugh L. McDaniell, Cobb County Representative Robert W. Roseveare, Traffic Engineer, DeKalb County Joe Lay, Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc., Atlanta Maarten Den Hartog, Lord & Den Hartog, New York City Donald G. Ingram, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. P. A. Springer, Atlanta Traffic & Safety Council Van Redmon, WALII-TV Remer Tyson, Atlanta Constitution J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Gayle L. Harder, Jerry A. Coursey, Mrs. Margaret C. Breland, Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Miss Claudette Parrish, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillon, the reading of the minutes of the June meeting was dispensed with and they were unanimously approved. Financial Report The General Manager presented the financial report as of June 30, 1967, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. DeKalb County had not sent payment for the second quarter; however it was understood this would be received soon. A bill in the amount of $4,742.09 had been received from Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates for extra work in connection with a report suggested by Washington officials of HUD. The Chairman had authorized the work subject to Board ratification, because of the timing which was important. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillon, approval of this expenditure was unanimously given. Other Business The Chairman said a managerial seminar sponsored by HUD, would be conducted at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, from July 10 - July 21. ‘Two-thirds of salary and tuition would be reimbursed by HUD, and Mr. Rich recommended approval of the General Manager's attendance at this seminar. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Blount, unanimous approval was given. Mr. Bishop reported on a recent trip to Montreal and Toronto, and his observations of the two rapid transit systems. Progress Reports General Manager Mr. Stuart reported on the status of all MARTA consultant con- tracts. This report is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. There is an unused balance of $42,000 in the retainer agreement with Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor Bechtel, which is expected to be adequate for whatever additional work might be required. The General Manager had filled seven speaking engagements during the month of June. He reported briefly on a recent trip to Washington where he visited HUD officials, and Congressman Fletcher Thompson. Mr. Stuart said a presentation of MARTA's requirements would be made to the State Properties Control Commission on July 10. The General Manager introduced Professor Howard K. Menhinick of Georgia Tech, Chairman of the Advisory Committee to MARTA, who introduced the other members of this Committee to the Board. Consultants Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel In response to a request of the Board of Directors, Mr. Walter Douglas of Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, presented a time and action calendar for construction of the 30-mile system. This schedule assumed construction could begin in January, 1968, and Mr. Douglas pointed ‘out that it was only a point of reference, based not upon financial capabilities, but upon length of time required from the point of practical design and construction. Mr. Salter identified the 30-mile system, and Mr. Coil presented charts showing costs involved, based on a 1968 beginning date. He reminded the Board that additional costs would accrue each year construction had to be delayed. Mr. Rich suggested removing actual dates from the time and action calendar, so that it would show the construction period in number of years. Mr. Douglas said the 4% year period was feasible and possible, but very optimistic. Mr. Rich commended Mr. Douglas on the presentation. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates Mr. Bennett reported for Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates on the status of the economic study. He said the final report would be submitted within thirty days. The Hammer firm had reviewed methods of financing proposed in the 1962 study, and had investi- gated all permanent methods, programs, and sources which might realistically be available to finance capital costs. They had examined all other systems in the country and had explored all possible sources of finance - local, state, and federal. A formula believed to be feasible and equitable for allocating costs, using weighted indexes of population, property tax digests, and employment for 1965 and 1985, had been developed, as follows: City of Atlanta 56.6 % Fulton County outside the City of Atlanta 2.0 &% DeKalb County Zeki % Clayton County 5.9% Gwinnett County 3.4 % It had been recommended by the consultant and accepted by the MARTA Board that Clayton and Gwinnett Counties would not participate in the financing of the system until lines were constructed in those counties, at which time they would begin paying their appropriate share retroactively from the beginning of the construction period. Mr. Bennett said the consultants had worked with local govern- ments to evaluate financial capabilities in light of long-range capital demands and forecasts of ad valorem tax digests, plus other sources of income. The next step would be meetings with the major governments to explain the report and seek support Gf Lt. Proposed New Impact Study Mr. Bennett reported on several recent meetings with HUD officials in Washington, attended by the Chairman, himself, and others. The present policy of the federal government is to help build transit facilities; it also includes the study of the economic and social impact on entire areas affected. HUD hopes to use transit as a tool to guide future growth and reshape blighted areas of cities. Washington officials had recently expressed interest in having MARTA study the economic impact, potentials, and issues of the system on Metropolitan Atlanta. Indication had been given that HUD would favorably entertain an application for funds*to support such a study. Mr, Bennett recommended that MARTA be authorized to conduct such a study, and to prepare an application for federal funds, with local matching funds not to exceed $40,000. The study was expected to take approximately six months. It was sug- gested that it be coordinated by ARMPC, with Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., and the City of Atlanta Planning Department participating, as well as outside consultants as needed. A motion was made by Mr. Haverty and seconded by Mr. Bishop that local funds of $40,000 for the study be approved, and that the General Manager be authorized to make appropriate application to HUD. Atlanta Transit System - Busways Proposal The Chairman reviewed briefly the recently proposed rapid bus- ways concept of the Atlanta Transit System. He said Mayor Ivan Allen had asked the Authority to evaluate the proposal and make a recommendation concerning it. The Chairman had instructed the staff to make an objective evaluation of the rapid busways proposal and report back to the Board. After discussion, it was the consensus of the Board that this should be done as soon as possible. Mr. Bennett announced that Messrs. Rich, Stuart, and Coil had taped a program on transit for viewing Sunday, July 9, at 10:30 P.M. on WAGA-TV. Also, the Chairman would address the Atlanta Rotary Club on transit on Monday, July 10, and Board members were invited to attend as Mr. Bennett's guests. Adjournment Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Adamson, the meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M, Next Meeting August 1, 1967.
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 7

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION JULY 31, 1967 ASSETS Cash in Banks: C & S National Bank $ 10,729.07 First National Bank - Payroll 2,332.07 Trust Company of Georgia 1,000.00 Fulton National Bank - Section 9 90,283.58 Deposit In Transit (DeKalb County Appropriation) 20,692.50 Investments: U. S, Treasury Bills 130,585.50 U. S. Treasury Bills - Section 9 0 Petty Cash 25.00 Accounts Receivable: Gwinnett County - 1967 $9,105.00 Gwinnett County - 1966 4,552.50 13,657.50 TOTAL ASSETS LIABILITIES Accounts Payable S$ 91,857.45 Payroll Taxes Withheld and Accrued 1,166.97 Reserves: ARMPC : Urban Design Study 5,800.00 Atlanta Transit Study 1,000.00 Parsons~Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel: Section 9 Matching 70,000.00 Retainer Agreement: Transportation Study $ 207.70 Public Information 696,30 Surverying 5,820.77 6,724.77 TOTAL LIABILITIES SURPLUS $269,305.22 176,549.19 $_92 756.03
  • Tags: Box 21, Box 21 Folder 6, Folder topic: Rapid Transit | 1966-1967
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 13

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  • Text: pr July 24, 1967 585 Mountain Drive, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. 204 City Hall Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Dear Mr. Allen: The Mayor and Aldermen must give serious consideration, direction support, and if necessary some financial assistance to Mr, Robert Sommerville’s proposal on "Rapid Busways.”" The city of Atlanta, its merchants, its industries and commercial employers, will be strangled soon by auto- mobile traffic. The continued growth and very development of our city demands the immediate implementation of the rapid busways system. This system, as proposed, will be the method for acquiring right of way and thereby will speed up the implementation of the rapid transit system. Please exercise your influence to see that this system is adopted, ‘Sincerely, rage ce: Aldermen Mr. Richard Rich Mr. Mills B. Lane JIKT/da
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 23

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BUILDING / ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 524-5711 Oo, l TOBE BU. LAaE OFFICERS: Richard H. Rich, Chairman Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary Henry L. Stuart, General Manager GENERAL MANAGER'S QUARTERLY REPORT OF CONTRACT STATUS, JUNE 30, 1967 Considerable progress has been made under our several contracts and a detailed review is timely. Our contractural obligations total $962,566 of which $616,709 (64%) represents the federal portion and $345,857 represents the local matching funds. The status of work shown is as of May 31, 1967: Ie The "701" Contracts signed June 28, 1966 total $183,566 of which the federal portion is $122,376. The local portion of Transit Authority funds is $61,189, all of which has been paid to the ARMPC who is administering the work for us. These projects are to update the 1962 report in its entirety. The updated revisions will appear as a technical version and a popular version of a bound report similar in format to the 1962 reports. The work is in three parts. A. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates has a $48,000 contract to up- date the financing aspects which is 90% complete. It covers: 1. Methods of financing. 2. Sources of financing. 3. Derivation of formula for sharing the financial load between the several political jurisdictions. 4. Assistance to local governments to evaluate their financial ability. 5. Preparation of a financial plan in line with the above. II. B. PBTB has a $100,000 contract to update the other parts of the 1962 report which is about 85% complete. It covers: 1. Route and station locations (100% complete). 2. Patronage, revenues and operating cost predictions (90% complete). 3. Report preparation (50% complete). C. ARMPC will use the remaining $35,566 for administration and supervision of the HGS and PB-T-B contracts, its own staff's work and auditing and overhead chargeable to the entire updating project. Each of these units of work provides inputs to the others so they will continue to move ahead on a common front and should be wrapped up this summer. The contractural completion date was May 2, 1967. The work was considerably delayed by the late development of travel statistics by the Highway Department and the completion date will not be met. The necessary statistics are now in hand and the work is moving ahead at a good pace. Our total project will not be damaged by the delay. The "702" Contract signed June 28, 1966 is for $125,000 with PB-T-B to carry out preliminary engineering work on the system from Ogle- thorpe to the Airport. This is an interest-free federal loan that must be repaid when construction begins. No local funds are in- volved. The preliminary engineering work will be in sufficient detail to enable us to initiate right of way acquisition, to pro- vide us with highly refined estimates of construction costs, and to provide us with a solid point of departure for the development of final, detailed design and the preparation of contract plans and specifications. Funds are requisitioned from HUD in the exact amount required when we are invoiced. Two $30,000 requisitions and payments have been made. The contract is 62% complete. It aS =. covers: As The contract carries a completion date of June 30, 1967, but Establishment of a design basis by developing information on: (74% complete) l. Utilities. 2. Existing building foundations. 3. Subsurface structures. 4, Street and highway facilities. 5. Railroad structures. 6. Geology. Preliminary design of typical and of selected special items (65% complete) 1. Structures. 2. Stations. 3. Functional layout of Transit Center. 4. Functional layout of shops and yards. 5. Equipment requirements. Preliminary engineering plans (53% complete): 1. Base maps. 2. Alignment of tracks. 3. Station sites. Cost estimates (16% complete) l. Construction. 2. Right of way. we have decided to integrate this work with the work being done under the technical studies grant (below). As a result, all of the preliminary engineering for the 44-mile system - Doraville-Forest Park and west from Hightower Road to I-285 and east from Avondale Estates to I-285 - is being done simultaneously, aimed at a com- pletion date of April 30, 1968. a TIT. The Technical Studies Grant (Section 9) Contracts are for a total of $554,000 of which the federal portion is $369,333, and the local portion is $184,667. Federal funds are requisitioned quarterly in advance at a rate indicated by progress of the work and the terms of the contracts. $67,686.12 has been requisition— ed and received. One $12,000 payment has been made to ARMPC for the Impact Study. I expect a bill from PBTB this month. The work is divided into three parts: A. PB-T-B has a contract signed February 2, 1967 for $500,000 which is 18% complete and covers: 1. System Extension Planning (35% complete): (a) East Line — Avondale Estates to I-285. (b) West Line - Hightower Road to I-285. 2. Preliminary Design of typical and of selected special structures (20% complete): (a) Structures. (b) Stations. (c) Equipment. 3. Preliminary Engineering Plans (30% complete): (a) Base maps. (b) Alignment of tracks, (c) Station sites. 4. Cost Estimates (14% complete): (a) Construction, (b) Right of way. 5. Public Hearings and Reports (not started). B. ARMPC has a contract signed March 10, 1967 for $49,000 to make a Caxrridor Impact Study. $9,000 covers the supervision and overhead they will provide to the subcontracts, Eric Hill Associates, who will do most of the work of assessing the im-— — IVs pact of our proposed rapid transit system on the community. We will receive recommendations for changes in community plans or rapid transit plans in the event that adverse impact or missed opportunities are discovered. The job is 35% com-— plete. The work will check on our relationships to: 1. and use and related controls. 2. Public improvements planning. 3. Urban design. 4, Local development plans. 5. Urban renewal projects. 6. Private development plans. 7. Benefit to disadvantaged groups. 8. Other public programs. Our impact on the Atlanta Transit will be substantial and $5,000 has been reserved to start studies in this field. More money will be sought in future applications. I am in touch with ATS officials to determine the character of necessary study and plans. The Retainer Agreement is a contract with PB-T-B for planning, consultant, or engineering services not covered by existing contracts. Each item of work is authorized and budgeted by the Board. PB-T-~B cannot initiate any work under this con- tract that will cause total charges under the contract to ex- ceed $100,000. Its condition as of June 30, 1967 is as follows: xy Bee Previously reported as complete pre-—contract work; support before State Properties Con- trol Commission; Soils Library Study Mobilization (6 out of 8 authorized moves have been made) Participation in Atlanta Area Transportation Study ($1,500 authorized) Public Information Support ($2,000 authorized) Real Estate Consultation ($1,250 authorized; bill- ing is complete.) Detailed Engineering ($7,000 authorized) Unexpended Authorizations Balance Billing 4/1/67- 6/30/67 $ 2,192.70 93.37 497.33 4.00 868.59 $ 3,655.99 Reported thru 3/31/67 $30,943.10 12,697.84 1,198.93 806.37 1,443.12 310.64 $47,400.00 Total thru 6/30/67 $30,943.10 14,890.54 1,292.30 1,303.70 1,447.12 1,179.23 S 51,055.99 6,724.77 42,219.24 $100,000.00
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 24

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  • Text: ‘ : on, —_ : i Al - eon ait } ( L\ BERKELEY LAKE iw : , , C Sa J 5 bs ‘ — ELIZABETH > y _ ) N e yise Age ¢ pe a oy MEI oa ES ads . ori 0 1 « NQRTHWEST LIN® oS | Pe atte ES | si" MARIETTA VA > \ MILES 7" ‘wy ey et “ i! Gr h. é sae ae \ Mariettay he | C : \ foie San oe oye | NORTHEAST LIVE /norcross a | Loos “nO ‘ ™ ‘i Ye OX \ — ty A » cS 7 * Ne aye r% H 1 B fr Norcross Fair Oaks Re Ps ees) In oe E, si ( z: 1 a’ | “‘p. ce) . >| 1 MKT Dordiitle Ay prong, le en Py / 2. ! 4 q \ aos o 1 i | ay c Suet * THT ) is | \ I ty o3 } ¢ Sets 1 4 Chanmplee! ; Smyrna “\ asl ‘ ek hy I ¥S pe t. / 1 ae ye fo Nest eel) Lb ese A CHAMBLEE 5 sae e CIT? “OF ATLANTA a fa Xe L SMYRNA hee? a ff Ss, 5 Se, 3 si ~. aatel bed R > Ry ™ ©Gilmore - Vinings utfL’ Brookhaven ba f > neh Lenox Rd. > * if Pied t Rd = réamon . o LO EAST BRANCH 4a aft > / NorthBruid HillsAd —__ = | A SWE Briarcliff - FN ‘ Z Py \_ / CLARKSTON ( \ - = 1 te i North Decatur ase Na \ ff = ed \ wor Pershing Poihf morys fra PINE LAKE : FI "\ * \ oy 15 Tenth St. a pecatun’'9"4/s/Estate (20) PSN : I Oecatur At \ / ig North\ive. at | BS avoNDALE ; 2 i Kirkweos, | me S Yestares™ | EAST LINE \ 4 fs Sa t Eastlake ~~" Sah = 07 : Moreland : 4 ovington % § WESTIZ INE, 3 bteoees \ 4 ie Bop letard r Va \--76j : “ ‘ x ar’ emir we f> 4 pee /- ry eo | ' i Lay ss < (as) Sie eee eass=—--1 oe a coutece ! ] PARK i + be --- a | | a ATLANTA REGION METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION PROPOSED RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM Basic System —g— Regional System ——j—— Parsons Brinckerhoff - Tudor - Bechtel June 1967 a sohesaidha u ' \ ual
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 44

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  • Text: Ah Vor ROY CHRISTIAN KENDEL 644 Memorial Drive, SE Atlanta 12, Georgia-U.S.A. 30312 Macch 7th, 1967-Tuesday-P Mayor IVAN ALLEN CITY HALL of ATLANTA, GEORGIA Dear Mayor Allen: «.eAnd Good Morning: While the Yankees get the faster (150 to 183 m.p.h.) trains, and get into the jet-age of rail road passenger trains, we here in the south have to settle for a depleting policy of passenger railroad trains as the malnutriciously anemic skeleton services catering to the Georgians and the Atdantans. In one decade we have had a remarkable doubling and more of our population here in Atlanta, but, in retrospective viewing, we see the shameful fact that the rail services serving a population mul- tiplying city as ours, has lost the majority of its passenger trains. In the last three and half years alone, we have lost Pullman Service to St. Louis, Cincinnati, Mobile, New Orleans, Jacksonville, and to Brunswick, Memphis, Kansas City, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and to Birmingham (departed, once, late, and set out early); and, there is the now-dead service to Charleston and Wilmington. Let's whip the North in semething -- how about a new railroad sta- tion, for a starter, then over-nite Sleeper trains to Jacksonville, and the other city destinations mentioned above. Sure, we need air service, but we also need railroad long-haul and meditZim =haul rail service. Mayor, what can you do to improve our image in front of the other 49 States and the thousands of other cities in the United States? After all, we are a large, important city -- in a very important State". Roy Christian Kendel . Cry Oslo 38
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 63

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  • Text: | iy ‘ as Fe] Die a Sas scores a ee eet ; aloof AOD Aloe 4 MOK \oucx ou —— a al ——— January 4, 1967 Dr, Samuel Willians Friendship Baptist Church 437 Mitchell Street, Se. We Atlanta, Georgias Dear Dr. Williams: As we agree@ in our recent telephone conversation, it woulG be helpful for the Atlanta Summit Leadership Conference and other leaders of the Negro Community to have the benefit of hearing the most recent changes in the rapid transit plan for Metropolitan Atianta. i£ a meeting of leading Negro citizens can be set up, Mr. Henry L. Stuart, MARTA General Manager, could exolain the original plan for rapid transit and could outline changes and pro~- posed changes now being considered by the engineering consultents, He would use slides and other visual aids in discussing this plan ang its effect on the people and governments involved. If you will let me know when you might like to have such a meeting, I will work it into Mr, Stuart's schedule. Also, I would like to invite you and Mr. Jesse Hill, as Co-Chairmen of the Summit Conference, to visit our offices before such a meeting in order that you might meet Mr. Stuart. He can orie= you on the details of the rapid transit plans, and you can outline to him some of the specific topics you would like to have discussed at the meeting. If you will give me a call, we can discuss the details involved in the two meetings referred to above, Sincerely yours, King Elliott, Public Information Director. ec: Mr. Jesse Hill Blind Copy: Mr. L. D. Milton wena jouux
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 28

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  • Text: BANK BUILDING CORPORATION 1326 FULTON NATIONAL BANK BUILDING ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 523 - 6052 June 30, 1967 The Honorable Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. City Hall Atlanta, Georgia Dear Mayor Allen: Mr. Bob Sommerville, President of the Atlanta Transit Company, talked to the North side Kiwanis Club this noon. He presented to the member- ship an interim program for the moving of mass transportation. I am certain that you are familiar with this program so I will not go into the details, but I believe it has a great deal of merit. It's advantages are costs, time to place in operation, and it's flex- ibility. The bus as a complete unit gives this method quick mobility on or off the rapid express route. T believe that if we could give this a good trial that it might result in something revolutionary in the rapid transit program. I would like to go on record as endorsing this program to you and offering any assistance to initiate it. Sinéérely, 2 Charles C. Ford CCF:hs ec: Mr. Robert L. Sommerville
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 22

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION JUNE 30, 1967 ASSETS Cash in Banks: C & S National Bank § 38,921.04 First National Bank - Payroll 443.53 Trust Company of Georgia 1,000.00 Fulton National Bank - Section 9 90,283.58 Investments: U. S. Treasury Bills 69,603.14 U. S&S. Treasury Bills - Section 9 0 Petty Cash 25.00 Accounts Receivable: DeKalb County - 1967 $20,692.50 Gwinnett County - 1967 9,105.00 Gwinnett County - 1966 4,552.50 34,350.00 TOTAL ASSETS $234,626.29 LIABILITIES Accounts Payable $ 1,290.67 Payroll Taxes Withheld and Accrued 0 Reserves: ARMPC:; Urban Design Study 5,800.00 Atlanta Transit Study 1,000.00 Parsons, Brinckerhoff£-Tudor-Bechtel: Section 9 Matching 100,000. 00 Retainer Agreement: Transportation Study $ 207.70 Public Information 696.30 Surveying 5,820.77 6,724.77 TOTAL LIABILITIES 114,815.44 SURPLUS $119,810.85
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 48

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BUILDING / ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 524-5711 OFFICERS: Richard H. Rich, Chairman Roy A. Blount, Vice Chairman February 6, 1967 Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary Henry L. Stuart, General Manager Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Dear Mayor Allen: I am enclosing financial statements of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority as of December 31, 1966, as required under Section 16(b) of the 1965 MARTA Act No. 78. With kindest regards. Sincerely yours, H. L. Stuart, General Manager. HLS:JJd Enclosures ec: Mr. Charles L. Davis, City Comptroller City of Atlanta 501 City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303.
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 58

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY ATLANTA, GEORGIA STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION DECEMBER 31, 1966 ASSETS Cash in Banks: C & S National Bank First National Bank - Payroll Investments - U. S. Treasury Bills Petty Cash Accounts Receivable - Gwinnett County TOTAL LIABILITIES Accounts Payable Payroll Taxes Withheld and Accrued TOTAL SURPLUS EXCESS INCOME OVER EXPENSE $ 7,611.03 21,037.40 93,730.89 25.00 9,105.00 $ 1,662.46 1,565.22 $131,509, 32 3,227.68
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 32

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  • Text: May 15, 1967 MEMORANDUM TO: Richard H. Rich, Chairman Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority FROM: Glenn E. Bennett, Executive Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission, Secretary, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Tr Authority SUBJECT: Some Planning Principles and Non-Engineering Aspects of Rapid Transit I would like to set down here some of the basic philosophy which has guided us in transit planning, and also to mention possibilities for the future. Transit in Atlanta will be a tremendous influence; it will be the biggest single factor in guiding growth in many parts of the Metropolitan Area. The Planning Commission concluded in 1960 that a balanced transpor- tation system with transit would (1) help shape the pattern of development of the region in a desirable and efficient way, and (2) provide the necessary access to central Atlanta so that the orderly growth of employment and business activity could take place there. The Planning Commission is concerned with serving the economic need and shaping the metropolitan area. MARTA has been created primarily to "build a railroad" in accordance with the generalized plan which has been tested against planning factors. We have come to the en- gineering stage now. This is a time when cost estimates need to be based on specifics. If the Planning Commission could have built a railroad, we would not have needed MARTA. As we make decisions on precise locations we are continuing to test and re-test basic assumptions made earlier with respect to popula- tion growth, density, economic change, and many social factors. Serving the disadvantaged people, the educational institutions, the new centers of interest, such as the stadium, auditorium, and cul- tural center, are of great concern to us at this stage. We are aware of the opportunity we have for relating harmoniously all of the exciting activities in the developmental stages in central Atlanta, and upgrading the City's aesthetics and urban design. These are non-engineering factors which are currently receiving attention from planners. The present work program of the staff of the ARMPC includes an up- dating of earlier regional land use plans. In connection with this we have developed statements of regional goals related to transportation. These are policy statements. They set up cri- teria against which transportation improvements can be measured. For example, one section deals with aesthetic standards as follows: "New or improved transportation facilities should be located and designed so as to enhance the appearance of the region, with appropriate regard to topography, soils, wooded areas and water bodies, as well as the character of existing and projected man-made develop- ment." The objective of a regional plan is to guide new growth into sen- sible patterns, and discourage extensively scattered urban develop- ment which is wasteful of land and other resources. Transportation systems are the greatest single influence on development. Conse- quently, planners study the effects of any proposed transportation improvements, such as roads and highways of all categories and transit, on future land uses. Here are a couple of paragraphs from our policy statement on the preservation of neighborhoods and community values, also on pre- serving freedom of choice: “Neighborhoods are considered the basic unit of resi- dential community development. They may be defined in one or more of several ways: by tradition, through identification by the residents, from observed patterns of commonality in age and character of development, by natural or man-made barriers, as the limits of local trade or service areas, and so forth Where they can be defined, the integrity of sound or renewable neigh- borhoods should be protected: major transportation arteries should be located and designed so as to bound, not penetrate, such areas." "Residential development and renewal should be planned and conducted so as to make available in every sector of the region housing of a wide range of types and cost, thus allowing the individual maximum freedom to choose where he wishes to live. To enhance this free- dom of choice, all residential areas should have com- parable accessibility to areas of employment, recrea- tional and commercial activity. Public transportation facilities should provide this comparable accessibility for residents least able to depend on private transpor- tation." All of this ARMPC planning policy relative to transportation is con- sistent with the objectives of the H.U.D. programs. Federal money has improved and expanded planning all over the country; there's no doubt about it. Atlanta can boast a little over having the oldest publicly supported metropolitan planning agency in the United States. Because of local initiative back in 1947 we have had metro- politan planning long before the feds got into the business. Now, many cities have agencies something like ours, but because we had a foundation of area-wide planning we could do a comprehensive transit plan in 1961, a nature preserve plan in 1962, an airport plan last year, code studies two years ago, and carry on many other activities in the field of economic and social research. HUD knows this. It has a bearing on present transit work; the transit routes are a part of the overall metropolitan plan and not independent and separate. We are now working on area-wide water and sewer problems, capital improvement programming, preparation for the 1970 census, and other items in addition to MARTA non-engineering work. HUD knows this. Sidelines include metropolitan training schools for police officers and improved communications and records systems for law enforcement agencies, to mention a few. Let's look at Central Atlanta. This is a concern of ARMPC because it's the heart of the region. It is the subject of much study by the City of Atlanta in the community improvement plan (CIP) which is aimed toward the establishment of priorities for redevelopment of land all over the City. Now that Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. is organized and well staffed, we have the opportunity to better serve the original purpose of rapid transit with respect to downtown interests, both private and public. Growth and development occurs in Atlanta with or without public planning. Portman's Peachtree Center is far along; Cousins' air rights project is starting with an 8,000-car parking facility; the Nasher Park Place 18-acre air rights project is under study by architects, planners, and economists, and Georgia State College has a big and significant expansion program. Later this year contracts are expected to be let for Georgia Plaza Park, a landscaped open space with underground parking garage. The State, Fulton County, and the City of Atlanta are cooperating on this venture which will result in an attractive government-centered public park which will upgrade the area near the Capitol. Now we have the opportunity to coordinate all of these activities and others, and create before long a central Atlanta plan with both short-range and long-range goals. Transit is an integral part of any downtown plan, and our present alignments of routes will tie together all the major developments mentioned above. A corridor impact planning study is now in progress, as you know. Tt will show the relation of transit to low-income groups and their economic and social needs. Other considerations are the relation of transit to educational institutions, vocational schools, com- munity centers, and renewal projects. The transit corridors, the lines of the system, will be pulsing and throbbing with growth and our efforts to properly direct and control these dynamics must never cease. Planners are now working with both private and public agencies in an attempt to identify the many possibilities which the transit corridors offer us for enhancing community values, serving the largest number of citizens, and guiding development toward most sensible and efficient patterns. In our discussions with H.U.D. officials and when we talk to. our transit visitors who will be in town next week, I think we ought to keep some of these points in mind. I want to take this opportunity, Dick, to express our gratitude to you for the time and energy you are putting into this task, which is at times extremely difficult and complex. Without your leader- ship it would be much more so!
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 25

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE SIXTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY JUNE 9, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on June 9, 1967, at 3:30 P.M. in the Conference Room of the Glenn Building, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl W. Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Consultants Walter Douglas, Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Quade & Douglas, New York W. O. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raymond O'Neil, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Consultants (Cont'd.) R. W. Gustafson, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta David McBrayer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Bob Barksdale, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta M. D. Den Hartog, Lord & Den Hartog/Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor, Bechtel, New York Philip Hammer, Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, Washington Lawrence Greene, Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, Atlanta Leon Eplan, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Others Lorraine Bennett, Atlanta Journal Dick Hebert, Atlanta Constitution Joseph E. Lay, Robinson-Humphrey Jere A. Burruss, State Highway Department of Georgia Joel F. Stone, Jr., State Highway Department of Georgia Robert W. Roseveare, Traffic Engineer, DeKalb County Donald G. Ingram, Associate Director, Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. Andy Springer, Atlanta Traffic & Safety Council J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Jerry A. Coursey, A. Y. Brown, Gayle Harder, Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Miss Claudette Parrish, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes The minutes of the meeting of May 2nd had been mailed to members prior to the meeting. Mr. Bishop made a motion, seconded by Mr. Haverty, that the reading of the minutes be dispensed with and that they be unanimously approved. Mr. Huie called attention to the fact that minutes of March 2, 1966, June 28, 1966, January 3, 1967, and April 4, 1967, meet- ings had been approved at meetings which did not have a quorum present, and suggested that the Board ratify approval of those documents. Mr. Bishop made a motion that approval of these minutes be ratified, Mr. McMillon seconded the motion, and it was unanimously passed. Financial Report The General Manager presented the financial report as of May 31, 1967, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. Mr. Stuart commented that Gwinnett County was the only govern- ment in arrears on its commitments to the Authority. Income from interest had been slightly less than anticipated because less money had been invested, due to consultant payments having been made. There were no questions, and the financial report was accepted. Progress Reports General Manager A meeting was held at 2:00 o'clock immediately prior to the regular Board meeting, for the purpose of hearing progress re- ports from the consultants. Engineers from Parsons, Brincker- hoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Mr. Philip Hammer of Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, and Mr. Leon Eplan of Eric Hill Associates gave detailed reports on rapid transit consultant contracts in force. This was well attended by some 50 individuals, including local consultants, planners, architects, etc. Mr. Stuart said this would be a regular meeting each month, and it was hoped it would serve as a tool for information and coordination of efforts among the various governments and agencies concerned. Mr. Stuart said Cousins Properties, Inc., in development of the air rights in the gulch, had allowed 50-foot corridors between columns as well as a "Y" track, to accommodate requirements of the transit system. Liaison continued with Mr. Portman in the development of Peachtree Center. Mr. Stuart had met with air- port developers and with principals in the Nasher project, and reported cooperation from both groups. The General Manager had made nine public addresses during the month. Mr. Stuart reported on a conference in Washington, D. C., on May 22nd. The meeting was called by HUD, and was on design of urban transportation. An exhibit had been prepared by MARTA with the help of the engineers, and Mr. Stuart showed slides of the exhibit, and taped excerpts of addresses by Mr. Charles Haar and others were presented. A brief report of the recent national meeting of the Institute for Rapid Transit held in Atlanta was made by the General Manager. Mr. Stuart said Aldermen Cook and Griggs, Representative Winkles, and others had recently toured the proposed transit lines. The General Manager announced that the Advisory Committee, dis- cussed at the May meeting, had been formed, and was composed of the following professionals from the principal design disciplines in Atlanta: Chairman - Professor Howard K. Menhinick Richard L. Aeck, representing American Institute of Architects Richard M. Forbes, representing American Institute of Planners H. Boyer Marx, representing American Society of Landscape Architects Roy J. Boston, representing American Society of Professional Engineers The purpose of this committee would be twofold: (1) to provide professional review of design work and (2) to discuss proper re- lationships between the several consultants. Mr. Stuart asked for approval of an amendment to the 1967 budget, adding an ex- penditure item of $5,000 for fees to this committee. Mr. Haverty made a motion that this amendment to the budget be approved, Mr. Bishop seconded the motion, and it was unanimously passed. Mr. Stuart and Mr. Huie had visited the State Department of Industry and Trade. Mr. Huie felt contractual arrangements could probably be made with the State for funds on a quarterly basis during the first two years. The State had appropriated $250,000 for the next two years, limited by the Constitutional provision restricting the State's contribution to ten percent of the cost of any one project. Consultants Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel Mr. John Coil gave examples of photogrammetry and aerial photog- raphy and the methods used to show projected plans and profiles of the system. The engineers had examined the gulch area further to determine the best rights-of-way for the transit system. In- formation was being transmitted to the State Properties Control Commission. Preliminary work had begun on a contract for taking soil samples in the central and east-west lines. Mr. Coil said one company in the joint venture would do preliminary design of special structures in the system. Liaison work on coordinating plans for the airport and transit system continued. Efforts to coordinate the Highway Department's plans for the Brookwood interchange had been made. Mr. Coil said the firm had reviewed architectural definitives and had four which showed concepts for a transit center. The Chairman recognized the importance of coordinating plans for the transit lines to the airport, but cautioned the engineers against too detailed plans at this time in view of the realistic time lag on this line. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates Mr. Philip Hammer reported that final figures for financing the system would be completed within a few days. He said there had been some changes in annual requirements which would more advan- tageously fit into a financial plan and the receipt of federal funds. He mentioned a plan staging the development of the system so that participation on the part of the outlying counties would begin simultaneously with construction in those areas. Other Business The Board accepted the resignation of Mr. Robert W. Adamson as Treasurer of MARTA. Mr. Adamson had been appointed as a member to replace Mr. Mills B. Lane, Jr. At Mr. Adamson's suggestion, the Board agreed to ask Mr. Herbert Dickson, Executive Vice President of the C. & S. Bank, to serve as Treasurer of MARTA. The Chairman reported that Fulton County Commission would soon appoint a replacement for Mr. Pulver. July Meeting Because of the July 4th holiday, the next regular meeting was scheduled for Friday, July 7th, at 3:30 P.M. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M.
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 33

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE FIFTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY MAY 2, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on May 2, 1967, at 3:30 P.M. in the Conference Room of the Glenn Building, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County) W. A. Pulver (Fulton County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl W. Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Consultants J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor- Bechtel, Atlanta Lawrence Greene and Raul Garcia, Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie and Harland, Legal Counsel for the Authority Others J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Planning Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Assistant to the Executive Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission Margaret Hurst, Atlanta Constitution, Reporter Thomas Nooner, General Railway Signal Company, Rochester, New York Frank Scott, Resident Representative, General Railway Signal Company, Atlanta Otto Hikade, General Railway Signal Company The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes The minutes of the April meeting were unanimously approved by the members present. Due to lack of a quorum it was agreed that this action would be ratified by the Board at the June meeting. Financial Report The General Manager reported that payments from the local governments, with the exception of Gwinnett County, were on schedule. Gwinnett County remains in arrears for the fourth quarter of 1966 and the first quarter of 1967. Staff costs were running according to budget, and a payment of $29,939.00 had been made to the Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission in 1967, completing a commitment of $61,188.00 for 1966 and 1967, as matching funds for 701 Project Ga. P-49, The statement is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. Progress Reports General Manager Mr. Stuart said studies were continuing on the feasibility of an extension of the West Line to serve Six Flags Over Georgia in Cobb County. It was believed that right-of-way into this area would not be difficult to secure. It had not been determined whether or not the patronage would make this extension economically feasible, in view of the seasonal nature of the recreation facility. The General Manager said he.was selecting a group of five professionals from the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, and engineering, who would com- prise an advisory committee to the Authority for the purpose of reviewing plans as the work moves from preliminary engi- neering into urban design. Mr. Stuart said the organizational meeting of this committee would be held soon, and he would ask for approval of an amendment to the budget at the next meeting, to cover retainer fees for this committee. It was announced that Mr. Robert L. Adamson, Treasurer of the Authority, had been appointed a Director to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Mills B. Lane, Jr., a City of Atlanta appointee, who had recently resigned. : The General Manager asked for approval of an expenditure of $2,000.00 for annual membership dues in the Institute for Rapid Transit. He said the annual workshop was helpful and provided an exchange of information with the eleven member operating or emerging transit authorities in the country. After discussion of the program of the Institute and the benefits of such a membership, it was decided that the $2,000.00 annual dues could not be justified at this time. The annual meeting of the Institute for Rapid Transit, to be held in Atlanta May 24-26, will provide an opportunity for members of the Board to observe its work. Mr. Stuart showed slides of operating transit systems in Montreal, Toronto and Philadelphia, having recently returned from a trip to observe these systems. He said each system had gotten started without federal aid. A comparison of the systems pointed out continuing improvements in materials, decor, maintenance, and technology. The General Manager announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development was sponsoring a one-day meeting in Washington on May 22, on design in urban transportation. At the request of HUD, the Authority would provide an exhibit at that meeting, showing plans and progress of the Atlanta system, and Messrs. Stuart, Elliott and Nelson would attend. Mr. Rich said this would be an important meeting, and requested all members who could go to do so. Mr. Stuart had also asked the newly formed Advisory Committee to attend. Public Information Director Mr. Elliott reported on his recent trip to San Francisco. He had gathered information from the Bay Area Rapid Transit Dis- trict to assist in the development of the Authority's public information program. A tentative outline of his findings would be used in the Authority's planning for a bond referen- dum. He showed slides of the BARTD rapid transit system now under construction in San Francisco. Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel Mr. Coil reported on a recent meeting with the Rapid Transit Committee of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce at which time this Committee was brought up to date on planning and engi- neering progress. Enlargements of recently acquired aerial photographs were being assembled to support the Authority's display at the Urban Design Conference in Washington on May 22. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates Mr. Greene reported briefly for Hammer, Greene, Siler Asso- Cliates and stated they were now receiving final cost esti- mates from Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel covering the entire rapid transit system, broken down into five stages of development. A complete draft copy of HGS's report would soon be presented to the Authority and the Planning Commission for review. Mr. Bennett stated he had received approval from the Depart- ment of Housing and Urban Development to extend the comple- tion date of 701 Project Ga. P-49 to August 2, 1967. The extension of time had been necessitated because of a delay in receipt of information from the State Highway Department. The approval of the extension would permit all work to be completed according to contracts. The Chairman introduced Mr. Earl W. Nelson, newly employed Chief Engineer for the Transit Authority, and welcomed him on behalf of the Board. Mr. Rich reminded the Board of the luncheon meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at the Commerce Club, at which time representatives from the supporting governments would be brought up to date on rapid transit progress in the metropolitan area. At this time certain legislation would be discussed which the Authority would seek to have approved in the next session of the General Assembly. Inquiry was made regarding the recovery of Mr. L. D. Milton from a recent operation, and it was the expressed sentiment of the Board that he would soon be completely recovered and back at his office. Mr. Rich requested that maps of all areas under discussion be displayed at future meetings of the Board. Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 P.M. June Meeting Date Due to the absence of the Chairman from the City on the next regular meeting date of the Board, June 6, it was suggested that it be postponed until 3:30 P.M., Friday, June 9. Mem- bers will be contacted in the interim in order to determine if this date is satisfactory.
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 5

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE EIGHTEENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY AUGUST 1, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on August 1, 1967, at 3:00 P.M. in the Glenn Building Conference Room, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. MEMBERS PRESENT: Robert F. Adamson (City of Atlanta) Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority H. L. Stuart, General Manager Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director Earl Nelson, Chief Engineer H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Joan Eschenbrenner, Secretary MARTA Advisory Committee H. Boyer Marx, American Society of Landscape Architects Roy J. Boston, P.E., Georgia Society of Professional Engineers Consultants W. O. Salter, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, San Francisco J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raymond O'Neil, Deputy Resident Manager, Parsons, Brincker- hoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta R. W. Gustafson, Supervising Engineer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Robert P. Barksdale, Project Estimator, Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta David McBrayer, Traffic Engineer, Parsons, Brinckerhoff- Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Louis Dismukes, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Cc. B. Cleveland, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta Arden Brey, Eric Hill Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Tom Watson Brown, Huie & Harland, Atlanta Others Joseph Errigo, Urban and Community Development Assistant, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Atlanta P. A. Springer, Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council Robert W. Roseveare, Traffic Engineer, DeKalb County J. B. Cooley, Planning and Research Engineer, Bureau of Public Roads Norman J. Van Ness, Bureau of Public Roads George B. Pilkington, Bureau of Public Roads Gerald L. Smith, Bureau of Public Roads Joseph E. Lay, Robinson-Humphrey Company, Atlanta William M. G. Fletcher, White, Weld & Co., New York Dick Hebert, Atlanta Constitution David Nordan, Atlanta Journal Art Schultz, WSB Radio Ken Goodnight, WSB-TV Abe Gallman, WSB-TV Harvey Kramer, Intern, Fulton County Comptroller's Office Al Barr, Intern, Fulton County Comptroller's Office Bill Hayes, Intern, Fulton County Comptroller's Office J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Jerry A. Coursey, Mrs. Margaret C. Breland, Miss Claudette Parrish, Tim Urban, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. Blount, the reading of the minutes of the July meeting was dispensed with and they were unanimously approved. Financial Report The General Manager presented the financial report as of July 31, 1967, which is attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. DeKalb County had sent in its second quarterly payment; Gwinnett County was the only one in arrears. Progress Reports General Manager Mr. Stuart reported on the two-week managerial seminar he attended at Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, sponsored by Kent University and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The General Manager said Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C., were to have referenda during 1968 with regard to rapid transit. He pointed out that insufficiency of federal funds may be less important than the competition from these cities. Mr. Rich men- tioned the importance of taking steps to hold a referendum in 1968. Mr. Stuart reported on meetings with Cousins Properties regarding MARTA's requirements. Cousins Properties were about to incur cer- tain construction expenses in the Air Rights area in their efforts to provide for future rapid transit operations; these were costs that could be charged to MARTA under appropriate agreements. Mr. Stuart requested the Board's approval to continue negotiations with Cousins. Costs involved had not been determined; however, Mr. Stuart estimated them to be between $70,000 and $90,000. The Chief Engineer was to meet with representatives from Cousins Prop- erties and reach agreement as to exact costs which would be even- tually chargeable to MARTA, when funds were available. MARTA would be responsible for accrued interest as well. It was moved by Mr. Bishop and seconded by Mr. Haverty that the General Manager continue negotiations with Cousins Properties with an indication of intent on the part of the Authority, provided all requirements were met. Mr. Stuart said the proposed subcontract between Parsons, Brincker- hoff-Tudor, Bechtel and Law Engineering Testing Company for test borings had been reviewed and found to be in order. Upon motion by Mr. Bishop, seconded by Mr. McMillon, approval was given to pro- ceed with the subcontract. Mr. Rich suggested that in the future the General Manager prepare a brief write-up on each proposed subcontract prior to the Board meeting. Consultants Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel Mr. Coil summarized the report given at the briefing prior to the Board meeting, which included parking layouts, patronage estimates, and parking lot requirements for the 64-mile system; work contem- plated in connection with the soils engineer on the central and west lines which Law Engineering Testing Company was to do; as well as the work being done in San Francisco on central line alignments affecting the I-75/I-85 connector on West Peachtree Street. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates In the absence of Mr. Hammer, Mr. Bennett said the report on finan- cial feasibility was completed and that copies would be made avail- able to the Board very soon. "Rapid Busways" Proposal As a result of a request from Mayor Ivan Allen, the Board had directed the MARTA staff to review the rapid busways proposal made recently by the Atlanta Transit System. Mr. Stuart read the complete report of this evaluation, the summary of which is attached hereto and made a part of the minutes. In response to a question from Mr. Blalock, Mr. Stuart said the rights-of-way for rapid busways and rapid transit were not the same. The Chairman polled each Director for his reaction to the report. Mr. McMillon was emphatic in hoping that nothing would divert the Board from its efforts to bring rail rapid transit to metropolitan Atlanta. Mr. Bishop said he was concerned with the legal entangle- ments involved in the busways proposal. Mr. Haverty stated he would be interested in the rebuttal from the Atlanta Transit System with regard to the report. Mr. Adamson felt there were too many problems and that there would be a delay in rapid transit if the busways proposal were accepted. After discussion, it was moved by Mr. Blount, seconded by Mr. Bishop, and unanimously agreed that the Chairman forward to Mayor Allen MARTA's recommendation that the implementation of the "Rapid Bus- ways" concept not be attempted. Other Business The Chairman introduced the following interns from the Fulton County Comptroller's Office: Harvey Kramer, Al Barr and Bill Hayes. Adjournment The Chairman adjourned the meeting at 3:50 P.M. Next Meeting September 5, 1967.
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  • Text: je ee BALVIOOS8GY HAVIS'INATUO'YIWWAWH Table 1. ELEMENTS IN RECOMMENDED COST ALLOCATION FORMULA FOR MARTA CONSTRUCTION: PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF POPULATION, PROPERTY TAX DIGEST, AND EMPLOYMENT, 1965 and 1983 Population (1) Tax Digest (2) Employment (3). — Proposed Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Allocation County 1965 1983 1965 1983 1965 1983 Formula Fulton .§7.1% 50.5% 63.1% 56.1% 78.8% 72.6% 66.7% DeKalb 31.1 34.2 28.4 31.7 15.3 19.2 24.1 Clayton 6.7 9.0 5.6 7.8 4.1 5.3 5.9 Gwinnett 5.1 6.3 2.9 4.4 1.8 2.9. 3.3 Total 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% Notes: Relative weights used in arriving at formula are shown in parentheses. Both 1965 and 1983 figures are weighted accordingly. The property tax digests were put on a comparable basis for each jurisdiction (100% of market value). -19- bud tid wooed bee bot bend bid bod tLud bud bud LJ ti] tJ aul * aamiane, Se Satna 8 a ee ten 1. Table 2. POTENTIAL SOURCES OF CAPITAL FUNDS FOR THE 30-MILE RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM (000,000) Drawdown2! Availability of Funds (cunul.) ' Federal State Local 2/ Total Cumulative 1969 $ 25 $ 25 $ 4 $ 25 $ 54 $ 54 1970 54. : 25 4 29 83 1971 102 25 4 35 64 147 1972 .158 25 4 29 176 1973 207 4 50 54 230 1974 258 4 4 234 ~1975 298 4 50 54 288 1976 320 . 4 30 34 322 1977 332 1 9 10 332 $100 $33 $199 $332 1/ Preliminary schedule of needs for land purchase and construction established by the engineers. 2/ MARTA revenue bonds supported by local government underwriting or general ob- ligation bonds of local governments issued for rapid transit purposes. It is noted that the above schedule of fund availability, as preliminary set forth, does not directly match the schedule of fund needs. This is simply because both sets of figures are necessarily tentative and preliminary. Both will be altered in the course of time. The development of such a preliminary table is necessary, however, in order to set the general dimen- sions of the financial impact of MARTA operations upon the local governments. Bond issues are tentatively sized and spaced to meet anticipated conditions in the bond market as well as provide the funds as needed. In practice, there may be more issues of smaller sizes or fewer issues of larger sizes than indicated in this preliminary table. =2]-<- WAMMER.CREEME.GILER AGBOGCtATER — HH! we Ss pee eRe gag a a — or | ——s | These points are shown in the following table: Table 4. ATLANTA COMPARED WITH OTHER METROPOLITAN AREAS ON PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS, 1964-65 Metropolitan 38 Largest Atlanta Metropolitan Areas 1/ cae Median) .. Per capita revenues to local governments from property sources $95.52 $129.94 Property revenue as " 4 percent of revenue from local sources 59.6% 67.3% Property revenue as percent of revenue from all sources 43.7% 48.6% 1/ All local governments in Metropolitan Atlanta combined. Financing rapid transit through the property tax would involve a straightforward set of operations. The local governments would execute 7 contracts with MARTA under which MARTA would agree to perform the functions of operating a rapid transit system and the governments would obligate themselves to underwrite the capital costs of the system under specified conditions and specified ceilings. As already described, one method of financing would be the issuance of general obligation bonds by the local _ governments with the payment of the proceeds to the authority, such bonds being supported by property tax levies within the constitional limitations established for such bonds. The alternative method would be the levy of specific millage rates to produce periodic payments to MARTA for the =-37=- HAMMER.OREENE.BILER AGBBOOIATER
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 51

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  • Text: Cy Cf d fo 7,7) ep Mili zones ‘init le Bim c/| Vhmel: Leonk 0 Man lw2, Soongia January 16, 1967 MILLS B.LANE,JR. PRESIDENT Dear Ivan: Here's a copy of my letter to Dick Rich at the end of the year. Rapid Transit just isn't my cup of tea, so seriously let's re- place me, It seems awfully silly to me that the Transit Authority and others interested in downtown traffic flow seem to want to avoid Robert Sommerville of the Transit Company. He really ought to be participating at every turn of the road in everything connected with transportation here in Atlanta, Since Vy Mills B. Lane, Jr. The Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor City of Atlanta City Hail Atlanta, Georgia
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 38

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  • Text: METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY GLENN BUILDING / ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30303 / AREA CODE 404 524-5711 ~ OFFICERS: IY Richard H. Rich, Chairman Roy A, Blount, Vice Chairman J ‘ Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary pf 7 ( ABELL 24 128 Henry L. Stuart, General Manager Honorable Ivan Allen, Jr., Mayor City of Atlanta City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Dear Mayor Allen: I am enclosing financial statements of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority as of March 31, 1967, as re- quired under Section 16(b) of the 1965 MARTA Act No. 78. With kindest regards. Sincerely, General Manager. HLS:JJ Enclosure. cc: Mr. Charles L. Davis, City Comptroller City of Atlanta 501 City Hall Atlanta, Ga. 30303. Copy of financial statement attached.
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 17

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  • Text: 16 July 24, 1967 Mr. H. W. DiCristina, Jr. 6251 Vernon Woods Drive, N. E. Atlanta, Georgia 30328 Dear Mr. DiCristina: Thank you very much for your letter and your suggestions concerning mass transportation for Atlanta. I am pleased that you furnished Mr. Rich a copy of your letter and I can assure you that the Rapid Transit Authority will consider all methods in their planning. Sincerely, Ivan Allen, Jr. Mayor AJ r: fy seen, sien a 7 drei eee asishatinie beatae rarer aan een iin nina na la tas AN a hla otal Malai
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Box 21, Folder 6, Document 55

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  • Text: MINUTES OF THE ELEVENTH MEETING OF THE METROPOLITAN ATLANTA RAPID TRANSIT AUTHORITY JANUARY 3, 1967 The Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held its regular meeting on January 3, 1967, at 3:30 P.M. in the Conference Room of the Glenn Building, Atlanta. Mr. Richard H. Rich, Chairman, presided. . MEMBERS PRESENT: Sanford Atwood (DeKalb County) Roy A. Blount (DeKalb County) Rawson Haverty (City of Atlanta) K. A. McMillon (Gwinnett County) W. A. Pulver (Fulton County) Richard H. Rich (City of Atlanta) MEMBERS ABSENT: M. C. Bishop (Fulton County) Edgar Blalock (Clayton County) Mills B. Lane, Jr. (City of Atlanta) L. D. Milton (City of Atlanta) OTHERS PRESENT: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority: H. L. Stuart, General Manager Glenn E. Bennett, Secretary King Elliott, Public Information Director H. N. Johnson, Secretary to General Manager Consultants: J. A. Coil, Resident Manager, Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, Atlanta Raoul Garcia, Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates, Atlanta W. Stell Huie and Tom Watson Brown, Huie and Harland, Legal Counsel for the Authority Others: J. D. Wingfield, Jr., Planning Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission Others (Cont'd.): Mrs. Rachel Champagne, Assistant to the Executive Director, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission Jerry Coursey, Transportation Planner, Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission W. Roy Newsome, Regional Planner, Atlanta Region Metro- politan Planning Commission The meeting was called to order by the Chairman. Minutes: Minutes of the December 5, 1966, meeting, which had been mailed, were unanimously approved, upon a motion by Dr. Atwood, seconded by Mr. Pulver. The Secretary called the attention of the Board members to a letter of explanation from the economic consultant, regarding one item in the minutes of the December 5, 1966, meet- ing. This related to a statement that financial officers of Lr the governments had tentatively approved the bases for a formula for cost-sharing of rapid transit capital expenditures among the governments. The Secretary suggested that this letter be made a part of the minutes as a matter of explanation. In an effort to keep the participating governments fully informed of the progress being made by the Authority, the Secretary was directed to make certain that all participating governments receive a complete set of all minutes. Financial Report: The financial report for December, 1966, and the balance sheet as of December 31, 1966, together with a financial statement showing total itemized expenditures under the open-ended re- tainer agreement with Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, were unanimously accepted upon motion by Dr. Atwood, seconded by Mr. Blount. Mr. Bennett presented an accounting of Committee of 100 funds for which he had been custodian. An advance of $10,000.00 had been made by Forward Atlanta to assist in public information work relative to Amendment No. 14 which was approved in the November, 1966, general election. Funds expended totaled $3,489.43, and the balance of $6,510.57 was to be returned to Forward Atlanta. This was accepted by the Board, and Mr. Rich requested the General Manager to write a letter of appreciation to Forward Atlanta on behalf of the Board. All financial reports are attached hereto and made a part of these minutes. Progress Reports: l. General Manager. The General Manager reported on his appearance before the Committee on the Study of State and Local Governments of the Georgia House of Representatives. The Committee recommended that the State provide 10% of the total cost of the rapid transit system. He referred to negotiations which he had carried on with representatives of developers in the gulch area and the L. & N. Railroad, relative to rapid transit plans in the gulch. It appeared that all plans for development of the gulch had taken into account the needs of the rapid transit system. After some discussion on the subject of handling the Authority's public information, particularly that part of it relating to financial considerations affecting local governments, it was agreed that all press releases prepared by the Authority's staff would be cleared with at least one member of the Board, preferably the Chairman or the Vice Chairman. 2. Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel. Mr. Coil reported on work which Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel had been carrying out during the past month. He said that the study of the north, northeast and east lines had been almost com- pleted. Right-of-way maps had been prepared for the esti- mator, who was working in San Francisco on preliminary cost estimates. The firm was negotiating with several companies for aerial photography of the system, and expected to acquire this photography at an early date. In the discussion which followed Mr. Coil's report, it was agreed that at the earliest possible time, members of the Board should inspect routes, alignments and station loca- tions recommended by the engineers, and that the highest governing authorities of the City of Atlanta - that is, the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen - should be apprised of the recommendations of the engineers and the decisions on spe- cific route locations by the Authority. In order to acquire the necessary property within the city limits, it was essen- tial that the Board of Aldermen and the Authority be in agreement prior to public hearings which are required by law. 3. Hammer, Greene, Siler Associates. Mr. Garcia reported that his firm had assembled data for Cobb County comparable to that which had been secured earlier for the other govern- ments. Meetings had been held with finance officers of DeKalb County, and similar meetings were planned with Fulton County and the City of Atlanta, to discuss recommendations in the reports which had been submitted to the Authority. The firm was assembling material explaining their research, and drafting the final report. Reappointment of Committees: The Board had established two committees in 1966. One was the Finance Committee, composed of Mr. Lane, Mr. Blount and Mr. Rich. A second was called the Financial Advisory Committee. This was the professional finance officers of the local governments. The reappointment of these committees was postponed. A vacancy appeared to exist on the Board since the Chairman had received a letter from Mr. Lane in which he stated that he was being forced to resign because of pressure of other work. Reappointment of Auditor: In accordance with provisions of the Rapid Transit Authority Act it was necessary to appoint an auditor annually. The Arthur Andersen Company was unanimously reappointed for 1967, at a fee of $300. Authorization to Execute Contracts: The General Manager requested authorization to execute a contract between the Authority and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide for the use of a grant of $396,333.00 under Section 9 of the Mass Transit Act of 1966. The grant had been ap- proved but the contract documents had not been received. He further requested authorization to execute a contract between the Authority and Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel for en- gineering work to be performed in accordance with the grant. Copies of this agreement had been circulated to members of the Board. Upon a motion by Mr. Haverty, seconded by Dr. Atwood, Mr. Stuart was authorized to execute both contracts at the appropriate times. The General Manager asked for authority to authorize, if necessary, the expenditure of $1,250.00 by Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel for a right-of-way expert, Mr. Charles H. Shaw of San Francisco, to assist him in matters relating to right-of-way acquisition pro- cedures. The General Manager also asked authorization to expend under the open-ended retainer agreement, an amount up to $2,000.00 for surveying work, if required, to stake out certain alignments in the vicinity of the Union Station and Terminal Station area, to coordinate rapid transit plans with air right development plans. Authority's Funds: At Mr. Haverty's suggestion it was decided that the question of distribution of the Authority's funds among local banks be left as a matter for the Finance Committee to work out with the General Manager. Amendment to the Retainer Agreement: In view of the fact that a new contract was being made with Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, it was considered to be in the best interest of the Authority that an amendment be made to the retainer agreement, consistent with its treatment of the other two contracts in effect with Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel, that is, the 701 and 702 contracts. It was unanimously agreed that the following resolution be adopted: RESOLUTION WHEREAS, Section 6 of the Retainer Agreement of June 28, 1966, between the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority and Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel provides that the existence of other contracts between the Authority and Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel and between the Atlanta Region Metropolitan Planning Commission and Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel will not cause the total compensation to Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel under the three contracts to be more than the cost that would prevail if all the work was performed under the terms of the said Retainer Agreement; and WHEREAS, a new contract will be executed between this Authority and Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor, Bechtel covering essentially the same work program but ina different geographical area than the other contracts; NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Section 6 of said Retainer Agreement be amended to place this new con- tract in the same perspective as the aforementioned contracts. Proposed Amendments to Rapid Transit Act: Mr. Huie stated that in an effort to further perfect the Act under which the Authority was constituted, certain amendments had been suggested for presentation to the forthcoming Legis- lature. These related to: 1. Giving to the Authority the power of eminent domain. 2. Broadening the definition of "professional services." 3. Clarifying the question of spending funds of the Authority for public information and public education. : 4. Giving the Authority the right to invest surplus funds. 5. Changing the requirements for expenditures which require competitive bidding. During the discussion of methods of communication between the Board of Directors and the delegations to the General Assembly, it was suggested by Mr. Rich that the Board, if possible, meet with the local delegations. Mr. Huie would make an effort to arrange appropriate meetings. February Meeting Date: It was agreed that because some members would be absent from the city on February 7, 1967, the next scheduled meeting date, the February meeting would be held on February 14, 1967, at 3:30 P.M. and appropriate notices would be sent. Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 4:45 P.M.
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