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JANUARY 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 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; Cory Wale, Assistant Engineer; and Tom Kramer General Superintendent; Dept. of Water & Sewer Representatives: Thomas Paige, Director; Charles Suchodolski, Water Superintendent; and Jim Marter, Accounting Manager; Supervisors – Mark Galus, Fraser; Laura Reynolds, Gibson; Tom Foret, Hampton; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; Gary Brandt, Monitor; Michael Haranda, Mt. Forest; and Paul Wasek, Williams; George Augustyniak, Fraser Township Trustee; and Danean Wright, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2014 meeting.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

PUBLIC INPUT – NONE

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve a request from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Association to set up and remove barricades on March 16th contingent upon review of labor costs.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski motioned to approve PSA for Rehabilitation Design of Three Bridges for $28,575.00.  Chairman and Clerk are authorized to sign.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski     

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve extending Ennis-Flint’s 2013 contract to provide Permanent Pavement Marking Legends for 2014.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

 Commissioner Rivet moved to extend P.K. Contracting’s 2013 contract to complete County-wide Permanent Pavement Markings for 2014.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 12/28/13 through 1/10/14 in the amount of $166,218.97.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve bills in the amount of $369,437.58.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve permits 14-001 through 14-016.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Overtime Report Update – Blue Water Meeting Thursday in Frankenmuth – Asset Management update on conference call – North Union scheduled for February letting – Grade Inspection held for three bridges; trying to replace bridge in Kawkawlin, other two bridges will remain preventative maintenance – Jim to finish resolution to the State and get it to the Commissioner’s today.

PUBLIC INPUT – Tom gave an update on OT report, salt usage and mailbox vouchers.  

G. Augustyniak talked about our chip seal program and Midland Co. chip seal.

M. Galus questioned the PASER road report and if it’s done; will be addressed at BBLR on February 19th.

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivet moved to recess the meeting until the completion of the Bay County Department of Water and Sewer meeting.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:58 a.m.

Yeas:   Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to return to the Road Department regular session and then move into executive session at 11:30 a.m. per Section 8 (c) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss Collective Bargaining Strategy.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard     

Commissioner Rivet moved to reconvene to regular session at 12:19 p.m.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve the recommendation to create a SAPA Job Classification titled “Building, Sign and Safety Supervisor”.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 12:20 p.m.:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Respectfully Submitted by:                                        Approved by:

Danean Wright                                                            Richard S. Gromaski

Clerk of the Board                                                      Chairman of the Board