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AUGUST 11, 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, and Thomas Paige, Assistant Director; Supervisors – Terry Watson, Bangor; George Augustyniak, Fraser; Terry Spegel, Hampton; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; Gary Brandt, Monitor; Michael Haranda, Mt. Forest; Sharon Stalsberg, Pinconning; and Paul Wasek, Williams; Mel McNally, Kawkawlin Township Trustee; and Jackie McCarthy, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2010 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Brandt questioned letter sent regarding budget meetings; it was agreed to schedule Road Committee Meetings to discuss these issues.
D. Bragiel mentioned change in ACT 51 Transfer Law.
S. Stalsberg mentioned need to help residents understand funding of road projects.
M. McNally commended the Road Commission for the current good status of communications with the townships and public.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the installation of a 4-Way Stop at Eleven Mile and Cody-Estey in accordance with the MMUTD. Full Board to sign the Traffic Control Order #11-05-1. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve bid for Components for Tandem Axle Truck to Shults Equipment, which was the low bid of $85,594.00; this amount and the truck purchase is $48,325 under the budget estimate. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Redmond

Commissioner Rivet moved to advertise for an August 25, 2010 bid opening to repair the roof on building #6. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve Agreement #4-2010-02, with Fraser Township on various roads. Project is estimated at $192,140.00. Building Better Local Roads Funds $20,000.00. Township Share is $172,140.00. The Chairman and the Clerk are authorized to sign for the Board. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve Agreement #5-2010-03, with Garfield Township to place aggregate on various roads. Project is estimated at $4,000.00. Township Share is $4,000.00. The Chairman and the Clerk are authorized to sign for the Board. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet
Commissioner Redmond moved to approve the reclassification of bank accounts at PNC Bank to allow a reduction in bank fees. The Chairman is authorized to sign the approval. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve the 2010 Bay-Arenac Road Improvement Project. MDOT contract is for improvements to Bay-Arenac Drive between Two Mile and Monitor Road. The Chairman and Clerk are authorized to sign for the Board. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Redmond

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve a Construction Engineering Contract with Wade Trim, Inc. for the Bay-Arenac Drive, Two Mile to Monitor Road Project. A Professional Services Agreement will be drafted for the project. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Commissioner Redmond moved to approve payroll for the period of 7/17/10 through 7/30/10 in the amount of $121,960.34. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve bills in the amount of $316,135.29. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve permits 10-136 through 10-153. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Redmond, Rivet & Gromaski

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Credit card report – Schedule of Township Agreement and Local Heavy Maintenance discussed – Overtime report – Status of Chip & Seal projects – Seven Mile Road progress – Kiesel Road Sidewalk Project – Wilder Road Project – M-13 Bridge Project (MDOT) is completed.

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivet moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:50 a.m.
Yeas: Gromaski, Redmond & Rivet

Respectfully Submitted by: Approved by:
Jackie McCarthy Gerald M. Redmond
Clerk of the Board Chairman of the Board