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APRIL 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 ROAD REGULAR MEETING

The regular meeting of the Bay County Road Commission, Road Department, was called to order at 9:00 a.m., at 2600 E. Beaver Road, by the Chairman, Richard Gromaski.

Roll Call: Richard Gromaski, Edward Rivet & Michael Rivard
Also present were: Road Commission Representatives: Jim Lillo, Engineer-Manager; and Tom Kramer General Superintendent; Supervisors – Ronald Robbins, Beaver; Ronald Campbell, Frankenlust; Mark Galus, Fraser; Tom Foret, Hampton; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; Gary Brandt, Monitor; and Paul Wasek, Williams; George Augustyniak, Fraser Township Trustee; Rachel Phillips, Wade-Trim, Inc.; Rich Putt; and Lisa VanDusen, Assistant Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve the minutes of the April 2, 2014 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

PUBLIC INPUT – D. Bragiel mentioned a hole on Beaver Road between 4 Mile and Mackinaw.

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve PSA to Wade-Trim for Construction Survey and Staking Contract. Chairman and Clerk are authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve vacation carryover request for John Pflueger. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to receive thank you from St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association and recognized sign shop staff for their assistance in setting up and taking down traffic control signage for the recent 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve to receive bids for above ground fuel tanks. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

RESOLUTION – LOCAL BRIDGE PROGRAM PRIORITY LIST
Commissioner Gromaski offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Board of County Road Commissioners, County of Bay, has reviewed the applications for Local Bridge funding of structures (bridges) in Bay County; and,
WHEREAS, The Board has ascertained that said structures are in critical need of replacement, and are deemed most important to the area and the road system.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board actively seeks Federal and State Local Bridge Program funding for the improvements listed below for the structures included in the following priority list. Also, the Board will commit the monetary, technical and administrative assistance necessary to oversee the design and construction of these projects, fiscal year 2017.

1. Fraser Street over Kawkawlin River (Bridge #09200016000B020, #678) – Replace
2. Hunter Road over the Pinconning River (Bridge #09312A00029B010, #742) – Replace
3. Mackinaw Road over the Johnson Drain (Bridge #092000400003060,
#707) – Replace
4. Eleven Mile Road over the Waldo Drain (Bridge #09302H00010B010, #715) – Replace
5. Erickson Road over the North Branch of Kawkawlin River (Bridge #09200024000B010, #688) – Replace

Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 3/22/14 through 4/11/14 in the amount of $118,487.39. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve bills in the amount of $573,090.06. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve permits 14-039 through 14-055. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski &

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Overtime Report – M-13 Bridge over Johnson Creek open – North Union has no start date yet; Consumers is out there working – June letting for Salzburg and 11 Mile – Roads Committee; BBLR draft will be sent out prior to the meeting on April 29th at 9:00 a.m. – Public Meeting for North Union Project had at least 150 people in attendance on 4/10 – T. Kramer met with MDOT, Saginaw and Midland County at Dow Corning discussing local road services and snow removal.

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Augustyniak questioned Local Bridge Program applications and questioned when M-13 will be shut down again.
P. Wasek questioned when daily traffic counts will be available.
G. Brandt questioned if anything would be done to Old Beaver Road.

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve bid and send PSA for execution to Great Lakes Engineering out of Lansing for bridge inspections, this is a budget item. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:58 a.m.:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Respectfully Submitted by: Approved by:

Danean Wright Richard S. Gromaski
Clerk of the Board Chairman of the Board