Minutes of January 11, 2005 Highway Committee Meeting
Draft: Subject to approval by the Highway Committee
Committee Members Present: Frank Romnes, Nate DeLong, Pat Aderman, Mel Olson, and Ron Kinsley
County Personnel Present: Gary Gedart, and Joanne Nitz
Guests: Dale Mrotek
Nate DeLong called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.
1. Approve agenda and any additions
Motion by Romnes, second by Aderman to approve agenda and additions. Motion carried.
2. Approve minutes from December meeting
Motion by Olson, second by Kinsley to approve minutes from December meeting.
3. Audience recognition
4. Winter Huskies snowmobile request on CTH B-John Snarling
Mr. Snarling representing the Winter Huskies Snowmobile Club was present to request to have a portion of the right of way on CTH B, (about 5/10 of a mile) near Hemlock Haven designated as part of the snowmobile route. The club is working with a landowner to rectify this situation. Motion by Olson, second by Kinsley to approve the request for a one-year period. Motion carried.
5. Award gravel bids
The gravel bids were opened, with the results listed below.
Duffek Sand and Gravel $2.25 p/ton
Iron River Sand and Gravel $1.68 p/ton
The Kraemer Company $1.93 p/ton
John Olynick Inc. $2.04 p/ton
Roffers Construction Co. $1.46 p/ton
Rihn $1.80 p/ton
Arlan Pope Construction Co. $1.50 p/ton
Motion by Romnes, second by Aderman to award the bid to Roffers
Construction. Motion carried.
6. Highway Department financial statement
The Highway Committee approved the financial statement.
7. Commissioners report
Gary reported that the crew is brushing on county roads. Gary reported that he met with Dale Olson and Kris Mayberry regarding the wetland mitigation and Kris will be in contact with a party regarding this issue. Gary reported that he met with Bill Morrow in regards to CTH E and they came to a consensus that there was not enough area to have a change in the posted speed limit in the area in question. Gary indicated that NWBE is performing some soil borings on CTH A so that the county can determine how much gravel to crush for this project come construction time. Gary informed the committee that the temporary agreement with the Employees Association in regards to seniority by shop has been working out just fine. Gary informed the committee that one of the line items for the paver was for radial tires with a cost of $7,600.00, the vendor charged us only $5,000.00.
8. Old business
Frank Romnes questioned if the county ever received the traffic counts for Mosquito Brook Rd. from the WisDOT. Gary indicated that the county has not received them, Gary will check into this issue and report back to the committee at the next meeting.
9. New business
10. Items for discussion only
Ron Kinsley asked if the changes to the Reorganization Plan were typed. Joanne indicated that she would get the changes made and a copy would be given to the committee members at the February meeting. Ron Kinsley indicated that he has been past both the Radisson and Winter Shops and the gates have been left open. Gary indicated that he would make a sign and post them on the doors at both shops.
11. Out of county travel
John Czarnecki, Steve Olson and Scott Vaverka to Erosion Control Meeting in Siren on January 27, 2005. Motion by Romnes, second by Aderman to approve out of county travel. Motion carried.
12. Review and approve voucher for December bills
Motion by Kinsley, second by Olson to approve voucher for December bills
13. Closed session
(Minutes of closed session are kept in a confidential file at the Office of the Highway Commissioner and Office of the County Clerk).
14. Reconvene into open session
Motion by Olson, second by Kinsley to reconvene into open session and simultaneously adjourn at 10:00 a.m. Motion carried.