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APRIL 21, 2010

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, Gerald Redmond.

Roll Call: Gerald Redmond, Richard Gromaski, & Edward Rivet

Also present were: Road Commission Representatives: Jim Lillo, Engineer-Manager; and Randy Frederick, General Superintendent; Dept. of Water & Sewer Representative: Ken Miller, Director, Bill Schubert and Thomas Paige; Supervisors – Ronald Campbell, Frankenlust; George Augustyniak, Fraser; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; Gary Brandt, Monitor; Michael Haranda, Mt. Forest; and Paul Wasek, Williams; Mel McNally, Kawkawlin Township Trustee; Mike Niederquell, Wade-Trim, Inc.; and Jackie McCarthy, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve the minutes of the April 7, 2010 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Redmond

PUBLIC INPUT – M. Haranda questioned dust control and road bonding
D. Schabel discussed Kinney Road bridge status
R. Campbell corrected recent news article on turning a road to gravel
M. McNally questioned project on River Road east of Mackinaw; not BCRC project, BCRC will investigate

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve a Township-wide Sidewalk Indemnity Agreement for sidewalks installed within the BCRC road right-of-way. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote contingent upon clarifying items with our attorney:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve a Class Action Lawsuit against CenturyTel, Inc. Chairman is authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Bids received and opened on April 7, 2010 for Tandem Axle Cab and Chassis were reviewed. Commissioner Rivet moved to award bid to Diesel Truck Sales for $97,081.00 less trade-in allowance for truck #234 of $29,000.00. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Mr. Frederick presented quotes received for Screened Black Dirt for 2010. Commissioner Gromaski moved to award to Gushow and Sons, Inc. for their low quote of $9.50 per yard picked up and $11.75 per yard delivered to Beaver Road. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Mr. Lillo presented quotes received for Oils & Lubricants for 2010. Commissioner Redmond moved to award to Karbowski Oil Company, for their low quote. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Redmond

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve Agreement #14-2010-01 with Williams Township for ditching to improve the roadside drainage of Flajole Road between Hotchkiss Road and Salzburg Road. Project is estimated at $30,000.00. Township Share is $30,000. Schedule of Payments is: $30,000 due 5/15/10. The Chairman and the Clerk are authorized to sign for the Board. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Redmond moved to receive a Thank You from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association thanking the Board and BCRC crews for their assistance in setting up and taking down traffic control signage for the Parade in Bay City. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to receive the generous commitment of $1,000 from the Bay Area Community Foundation and $7,500 from Bangor Township School System for the Safe Routes to School project. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve payroll for the period of 3/27/10 through 4/9/10 in the amount of $119,002.13. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Redmond

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve bills in the amount of $624,865.16. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve permits 10-047 through 10-060. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski
Engineer-Manager’s Report – Thank you to Township Supervisors for submitting township agreements to C. Wale – Overtime report – Salt contracts; need to purchase more by August but requirements are expected to be 75% less in the fall – Blue Water at Tuscola CRC on 4/22/10 – Midland Road project; design continues, BCRC assisting with use of new camera – Wilder Road concrete patch ARRA project; Precon meeting was 4/20 and project is due to start 6/1 – Road closures for upcoming projects – M-13 over Kawkawlin River bridge project status – Meetings will be scheduled today
for Healthcare meeting with active employees and retirees – Status of US Bike Route – Act 51 to be complete this week – Draft of financial statements are complete and auditor will be present at 5/5 meeting.
Commissioner Rivet moved to approve the new Smoking Policy as of 5/1/10 to adhere to new law. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet0
There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Gromaski moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:55a.m.
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski
Respectfully Submitted by: Approved by:

Jackie McCarthy Gerald M. Redmond
Clerk of the Board Chairman of the Board