Report County Road Issues!

OCTOBER 17TH, 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; Cory Wale, Assistant Engineer; and Randy Frederick, General Superintendent; Dept. of Water & Sewer Representatives: Thomas Paige, and Jim Marter, Accounting Manager; Supervisors – George Augustyniak, Fraser; Dennis Bragiel, Kawkawlin; David Schabel, Merritt; and Paul Wasek, Williams; Mike Niederquell; Wade-Trim, Inc.; and Jackie McCarthy, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2012 meeting.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the special meeting on October 4, 2012.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Augustyniak expressed appreciation of recent pavement markings.

D. Schabel commended BCRC on recent work in township.

Commissioner Rivet moved to sign PSA with Wade-Trim for Salzburg Road Improvements from Four Mile Road to Mackinaw Road in Monitor Township approved on 10/3/12.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Bids were received and opened for Roof Replacement on Building #4.  Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve low bidder, Universal Roofing at $16,360 pending review by Superintendent.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve Commercial Drive Access Request for Mersen USA, Williams Township.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve the revised resolution as presented for the improvement of Flajole Road to an All-Season route.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Rivet moved to receive Cash Balance Report and MTF History.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to receive a Royalty Revenue Report.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve payroll for the period of 9/22/12 through 10/5/12 in the amount of $114,621.76.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Rivard moved to receive 2010 State Trunkline Audit & 2011 Capital Equipment Advance.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivet moved to write off two uncollected accounts receivable from early 2012 in the amount of $448.49 and submit to a collections agency.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve Agreement #4-2012-02 with Fraser Township for various roads.  Total Estimated Cost is $13,000.  Township balance remaining is $20,000 and any unused balance will be refunded to the township.  The Chairman and Clerk are authorized to sign for the Board.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve bills in the amount of $329,321.20.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve permits 12-250 through 12-265.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:

Yeas:   Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Engineer-Manager’s Report – Credit Card Report – Blue Water Meeting on 10/25 in Kinde – Countywide paving projects are complete – Garfield Road Bridge status – October 4th Annual Report Meeting discussed – Grant Application for Mersen project – Budget progress; first meeting held on 10/16 – Changes in BCATS funding – Crusher to arrive on Monday for crush & shape projects – Meeting with Ricoma Beach property owners – Traffic Signal at 2 Mile and Wilder Road update.

PUBLIC INPUT – G. Augustyniak noted change needed on Township Agreement #4-2012-02.

D. Bragiel questioned Beaver Road project and commended BCRC for Annual Report meeting.

P. Wasek commended J. Lillo for work on Mersen project.  He also discussed funding for our roads and requested contacting legislature. 

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.  Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:46 a.m.:

Yeas:   Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Respectfully Submitted by:                                        Approved by: 

Jackie McCarthy                                                        Richard S. Gromaski

Clerk of the Board                                                      Chairman of the Board