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OCTOBER 16, 2013

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 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; Ed Carstens, WWTP Superintendent; Supervisors – Terry Watson, Bangor; Mark Galus, Fraser; Ms. Laura Reynolds, Gibson; Tom Foret, Hampton; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; Gary Brandt, Monitor; and Paul Wasek, Williams; George Augustyniak, Fraser Township Trustee; Tom Wheeler, Wade-Trim, Inc.; Kimberly Day, Garfield; and Danean Wright, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the October 2, 2013 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Brandt questioned N. Union project.

RESOLUTION – 2015 GARFIELD ROAD AND HOTCHKISS ROAD INTERSECTION SAFETY PROJECT

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

WHEREAS, the Board of County Road Commissioners, County of Bay, recognize and support road projects that enhance Bay County, its communities, and Townships, including enhancements involving road quality, vehicular safety and overall public safety and convenience,

WHEREAS, the Board has been involved in the proposed road project involving the reconstruction of Garfield Road north of the Hotchkiss Road intersection approximately 1000′ and the reconstruction of the Garfield Road and Hotchkiss Road intersection to current AASHTO and MDOT safety standards within the Township of Williams, Bay County and Township of Tittabawassee, Saginaw County,

WHEREAS, the Saginaw County Road Commission’s Engineering Department has been involved in said proposed road project, agrees with the findings of the Bay County

Road Commission and supports the findings and the solicitation of Safety Grant Program funds to help pay for the project,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby supports the proposed 2015 reconstruction of Garfield Road north of Hotchkiss Road and the Garfield Road and Hotchkiss Road intersection to incorporate the safety improvements as stipulated by AASHTO and MDOT. Also, that the Board will commit the monetary, technical and administrative assistance necessary to oversee the design and construction of this project during the 2015 Fiscal Year Funding Cycle.

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

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve Engagement Letter for Stewart, Beauvais & Whipple to perform the 2013 audit. Chairman is authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivard moved to release a bond held for B & B Well Drilling for bond #66057207. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve the 2013 Budget Meeting Schedule. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivard, Gromaski & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve request to advertise for 2013 culvert installation in numerous locations. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve request not to proceed with the BCRC’s County-Wide Paving Program for 2013 and re-bid in the Spring of 2014. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 9/21/13 through 10/4/13 in the amount of $114,540.04. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve bills in the amount of $431,789.39. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve permits 13-241 through 13-255. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
  Yeas: Rivet, Rivard & Gromaski

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Beaver Road to be paved November 1st weather permitting – North Union Project, BCRC required to upgrade all pedestrian signals and ramps to ADA standards according to Federal Mandate – Midland Road is complete except for punchlist items – Ricoma Beach down to one easement, the rest have been signed; project for next year – Access Management Plan working with State in regards to Wilder Road; MDOT to provide $25,000, our cost is $5,000 – Salzburg Road, Carter to Eleven Mile and Eleven Mile to Dow Corning north entrance, 2014 project; – Start on crush and shape, start south, go north, take 2 weeks to complete – Salt being delivered for winter season.

PUBLIC INPUT – D. Bragiel expressed input on guardrail on ditches.
P. Wasek thanked to Christine Witucki for help with pavement markings.

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:34 a.m.
  Yeas: Gromaski, Rivet, Rivard

Respectfully Submitted by: Approved by:

 

Danean Wright Richard S. Gromaski
Clerk of the Board Chairman of the Board