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APRIL 17, 2013

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013 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; Cory Wale, Assistant Engineer; and Tom Kramer, New General Superintendent; Dept. of Water & Sewer Representatives: Thomas Paige, Director; Bradd Maki, Water Superintendent; Ed Carstens, WWTP Superintendent; and Jim Marter, Accounting Manager; Supervisors – Ronald Robbins, Beaver; Ronald Campbell, Frankenlust; Laura Reynolds, Gibson; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; Gary Brandt, Monitor; Michael Haranda, Mt. Forest; and Paul Wasek, Williams; George Augustyniak, Fraser Township Trustee; Mike Niederquell; Wade-Trim, Inc.; Ted Grohalski, resident; and Lisa VanDusen, Assistant Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Bids were opened for One New 35 Ton Low Bed Trailer. Commissioner Rivet moved to refer for review and award at the May 1, 2013 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2013 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski & Jim Lillo introduced our new General Superintendent, Tom Kramer.

PUBLIC INPUT – D. Schabel thanked the BCRC and NextEra/Tuscola Bay Wind for fixing the Cotter Road Bridge in township.
G. Brandt questioned the status on Chip Road.
G. Augustyniak questioned changing the cross-slope for chip seal roads from 2% to 3%.
T. Grohalski, Beaver Township resident questioned cutting brush in and cleanout of ditches on north side of Linwood Road.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve MDOT Contract for 2013 Midland Road Reconstruction Project. Chairman and Clerk are authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve/adopt the 2013 Building Better Local Road Program as presented. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to award Vegetation Control Bid for guardrail to TruGreen and the Cattail Control Bid to Village Green. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve to adopt Agreement for Section 125 Premium Only Plan. Chairman is authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve to allow employees to bring their children to work on Thursday, April 25, 2013. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve hiring Thomas Kramer as the new General Superintendent for the Bay County Road Commission contingent upon passing the required BCRC physical and background check. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 3/23/13 through 4/12/13 in the amount of $114,350.26. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve bills in the amount of $571,874.37. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve permits 13-55 through 13-61. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Overtime Report review – Blue Water Meeting on April 30th at Sanilac County – Met with Tuscola Bay Wind to review roads that need repair – Midland Road Public Meeting at Monitor Township Hall on 4/23 at 7:00 p.m. – Chamber of Commerce Meeting on 4/26 from 11:30 – 1:30 at Bay Valley – Received notification from MDOT; funded on MERSEN & Salzburg Road All-Season projects – Ricoma Beach status update – Beaver Road status update – Discussion on flooding and bridge closures due to recent rain storms.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve to send BCRC PSA to Wade-Trim for construction survey staking and testing services for the 2013 Midland Road Project. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

 

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Brandt questioned load limits on bridges; new signs will be up within next 6 weeks.
G. Augustyniak questioned seal blend price increase.
P. Wasek commended Cory for working on road projects and also welcomed Tom Kramer.

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 10:03 a.m.:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Respectfully Submitted by: Approved by:

 

Jackie McCarthy Richard S. Gromaski
Clerk of the Board Chairman of the Board