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JANUARY 25, 2012

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 Randy Frederick, General Superintendent; Dept. of Water & Sewer Representatives: Thomas Paige, Director; Bradd Maki, Water Superintendent; and Ed Carstens, WWTP Superintendent; Mike Niederquell, Wade-Trim, Inc.; Joe Boudreau, President; Jennifer Garza, Spicer Group; and Jackie McCarthy, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2012 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

PUBLIC INPUT – NONE

Commissioner Rivard moved to receive for signatures; PSA to Wade-Trim for Bridge Load Rating Contract Proposal with a proposed fee of $43,550 and Year 2012 Biennial Bridge Inspection with a proposed fee of $26,520. Chairman and Clerk are authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve Bit-Mat Products to extend their Asphalt Emulsion Bid prices through 2012. Materials will meet MDOT Specifications. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve and forward a BCRC Professional Services Agreement to Wade-Trim for signatures for the Cody-Estey Road Project at a proposed cost of $64,158.32. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

RESOLUTION – RELINQUISHMENT OF PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY 
A PORTION OF STRAITS DRIVE

Commissioner Gromaski offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption:

WHEREAS, A petition has been filed requesting relinquishment of the following-described portion of a county road: 

A parcel of land in part of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 28, T.14 N. – R.4 E., Monitor Township, Bay County, Michigan being part of Straits Drive in the recorded plat of Valley Center Technology Park, recorded in Liber 11 of Plats on Page 47, Bay County records. To fix the point of beginning commence at the Northeast corner of said Section 28; thence S.00º – 52′ – 10″ W., on the East line of said Section, 1096.31 feet to the Easterly extension of the South line of Straits Drive, as platted; thence N.89º – 07′ – 50″ W. on said Easterly extension, 50.00 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence continuing N.89º – 07′ – 50″ W., on said South line, 154.28 feet to a point on a 267.00 foot radius curve to the right; thence Northwesterly on the arc of said curve, 210.20 feet, said curve being subtended by a chord bearing N.66º – 04′ – 50 W., and distance of 204.82 feet; thence N.44º – 07′ – 50″ W., 90.53 feet to the Northerly line of Straits Drive, as platted, also being the Southerly line of Lot 2 of said Valley Center Technology Park; thence Southeasterly on said Southerly line and on the arc of a 267.00 foot radius curve to the left, 209.71 feet said arc being subtended by a chord bearing S.66º – 37′ – 55″ E., and distance of 204.35 feet; thence continuing on said Southerly line S.89º – 07′ – 50″ E., 217.95 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot 2; thence S.00º – 52′ – 10″ W., parallel with said East Section line, 66.00 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.448 acre of land.

WHEREAS, The Commission has viewed that portion of Straits Drive for which relinquishment is requested and determined that it is not used by the public for travel,

WHEREAS, The portion of Straits Drive for which relinquishment request is part of the Valley Center Technology Park plat and the Bay County Road Commission can only relinquish the right-of-way and cannot absolutely abandon said right-of-way.

WHEREAS, Since the portion of Straits Drive is within a certified plat and the Bay County Road Commission can only relinquish said right-of-way, the owners of property within the Valley Center Technology Park plat retain rights of use of said right-of-way;

NOW THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED, That it is in the best interest of the public that the above-described portion of Straits Drive be relinquished, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the above-described portion of Straits Drive is hereby relinquished to the Charter Township of Monitor, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That easements for public utilities shall be reserved.

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

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 12/31/11 through 1/13/12 in the amount of $122,157.85. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve bills in the amount of $239,855.88. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve permits 12-10 through 12-22. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Overtime report – BCBS Plan year 2011 refund – Update on 1/30/12 Transportation Planning meeting for all county entities – 5/20/12 marathon update – Fisher Road abandonment update – 1/26/12 Blue Water Quarterly meeting – Status of service sharing with City of Bay City after meeting last week – New phone system – Possible state road funding changes – SCRC school coloring contest.

PUBLIC INPUT – J. Boudreau, resident, questioned status of bridge on Erickson Road.

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivet moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:50 a.m.:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Respectfully Submitted by: Jackie McCarthy Clerk of the Board

Approved by:Richard S. Gromaski Chairman of the Board