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JANUARY 8, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 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; Supervisors – Terry Watson, Bangor; Mark Galus, Fraser; Tom Foret, Hampton; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; Gary Brandt, Monitor; and Paul Wasek, Williams; George Augustyniak, Fraser Township Trustee; Mel McNally, Kawkawlin Township Trustee; and Danean Wright, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Nominations were held for Chairman. Commissioner Rivet moved to appoint Gromaski as Chairman of the Board for 2014. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard & Rivet
Abstained: Gromaski

Nominations were held for Vice-Chairman. Commissioner Gromaski moved to appoint Rivet as Vice-Chairman of the Board for 2014. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard & Gromaski
Abstained: Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2013 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Brandt asked how many mailbox vouchers were handed out. T. Kramer responded with approximately 40.

Commissioner Rivet moved to appoint the Engineer-Manager as the Bay County Road Commission’s official voting member, an alternate to the Chairman of the Board, acting on behalf of the BCRC Board for 2014 for BCATS Policy Committee. Further, that Cory L. Wale, PE also be named as a voting alternate. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to appoint the Engineer-Manager as the Bay County Road Commission’s official voting member and designate Cory Wale, PE as the alternate voting member for both MATS Technical and Policy Committees for FY 2014. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve to extend bid pricing for 2014 with Bit Mat Products for Asphalt Emulsion. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivard moved to advertise for a March 5, 2014 bid opening for the Annual Materials to be awarded on March 19, 2014. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Commissioner Rivard moved to release a bond held for Merit Network for bond #CMS239704. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 12/14/13 through 12/27/13 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 $132,360.97. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Overtime Report – A lot of projects are under design; N. Union still a go for the spring – J. Lillo commended staff on doing a good job taking care of phone calls through the new complaint system – WWTF meeting on 1/9 and will get update on Williams Township Project – J. Lillo distributed a draft policy for Local Road Maintenance on when to turn a road from paved to gravel; R. Gromaski would like this to be approved at the 1/22 meeting.

PUBLIC INPUT – NONE
There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 10:06 a.m.:

Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Respectfully Submitted by: Approved by:

Danean Wright Richard S. Gromaski

Clerk of the Board Chairman of the Board