On May 5, 2003, the full Subcommittee voted to adopt an internal organization for councils on each of the technical areas in Right of Way, Utilities and Outdoor Advertising Control. Chairs for the Right of Way & Utilities Technical Councils have been appointed by the AASHTO Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control Subcommittee (SCORWUOAC) Executive Chairman.Technical Councils:-Right of Way Appraisal and Appraisal Review-Right of Way Relocation-Right of Way Acquisition/Program Management-Right of Way Property Management-Outdoor Advertising Control-Utility Mapping, GIS & SUE-Utility Project Scoping & Coordination-Utility Accommodation & SafetyThe Right of Way (R/W) Vice-Chair, Utilities Vice-Chair, and Outdoor Advertising Control Vice-Chair serve as the single point of contact and provide coordination for their respective technical councils:R/W Technical Council Contact -
Paula Gibson, ArizonaUtilities Technical Council Contact -
Nelson Smith, MarylandOutdoor Advertising Control Council Contact -
Jim Spalla, Florida
The Technical Councils will assist the full SCORWUOAC Subcommittee by focusing the attention and expertise of the members of the Councils on specific business areas of responsibility in Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control; identifying technical developments, trends, initiatives, innovations and potential problems; and providing an annual report on current issues in each particular area of responsibility.Technical Councils’ three main objectives are to:
Only those individuals eligible for general or active membership as provided in Article III of the Subcommittee's Operating Procedures shall become eligible to chair or hold membership on a technical council. Representatives of local government agencies and members of the private sector concerned with transportation and transportation issues, particularly those relating to right of way and utitilies, are encouraged to become involved with and participate on technical councils. These individuals may participate in the council as affiliate members, but may not vote on matters taken under consideration by the council. Technical Council Chairpersons will be responsible for the following:
The annual Technical Council meeting should, at a minimum, cover:
All Technical Council Chairs are invited to contact their respective Executive Board Coordinators at any time should they have any questions or need any assistance. The R/W, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control Subcommittee Executive Board greatly appreciates all the hard work the Technical Council Chairs do and the many contributions they make to the work of the Subcommittee.