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SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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; Supervisors – Terry Watson, Bangor; 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; Mike Niederquell, Wade-Trim, Inc.; Mel McNally, Kawkawlin Township Trustee; Kimberly Day, Garfield Township; Danean Wright, new Clerk of the Board and Jackie McCarthy, Clerk of the Board.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve the minutes of the August 21, 2013 meeting. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

PUBLIC INPUT – D. Schabel questioned Farley Road route.

D. Bragiel commented on Beaver Road project and the material being removed from the ditches.

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve Amendment No. 1 for the North Union Road Project for revised contract amount of $68,147.60. Engineer Manager is authorized to sign. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve full Board to sign Title Sheet for North Union Improvements at a cost of $720,000 through BCATS and $180,000 from BCRC. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve hiring Jackie McCarthy as an on-call consultant after her resignation becomes effective. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Gromaski moved to accept Jackie McCarthy’s letter of resignation with her last day being September 12, 2013. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Mr. Lillo stated that negotiations have concluded with the chosen candidate for the Finance Director position. He introduced Danean Wright. Commissioner Rivet moved to hire Danean contingent upon her passing a physical. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve vacation carryover request from Cory Wale. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Gromaski approved hiring Mr. Wackerle and Mr. Rivard as Local #1096 employees in the Heavy Truck and Dispatch/Laborer positions respectively and contingent upon passing the required BCRC physical and background check. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve request to advertise and open bids on 9/11/13 at 10:00 a.m. for the MDOT’s 2013, M-15 Southbound HMA Overlay Project. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Commissioner Gromaski moved to approve payroll for the period of 8/10/13 through 8/24/13 in the amount of $136,407.74. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Gromaski, Rivard & Rivet

Commissioner Rivard moved to approve bills in the amount of $149,967.50. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivard, Rivet & Gromaski

Commissioner Rivet moved to approve permits 13-197 through 13-204. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Engineer-Manager’s Report – MTF update – Beaver Road project status – Midland Road project status – Ricoma Beach project status – Salzburg Road (4-5 Mile) project kick off is next week – Construction update for 2014 projects – Salzburg & Euclid MDOT project update – Chip & seal to be complete next week – Wilcox Drain meeting at 7:00 p.m. 9/4 at Monitor Township.

PUBLIC INPUT – M. McNally questioned bike path on Beaver Road.

There being no further business before the Board, Commissioner Rivard moved to adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. Motion was adopted on a roll call vote at 9:46 a.m.:
Yeas: Rivet, Gromaski & Rivard

Respectfully Submitted by:
Jackie McCarthy
Clerk of the Board

Approved by:
Richard S. Gromaski
Chairman of the Board