Meeting Agendas & Minutes


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Minutes of March 10, 2005 Highway Committee Meeting



Draft:               Subject to approval by the Highway Committee



Committee Members Present:    Frank Romnes, Nate DeLong, Pat Aderman, Mel Olson,

                                                Ron Kinsley



County Personnel Present:         Gary Gedart, Joanne Nitz, and Carol Larson



Nate DeLong called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m.




1.         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).



2.         Approve agenda and any additions


            Motion by Kinsley, second by Aderman to approve agenda and additions. Motion carried.



3.           Approve minutes from February meeting


            Motion by Kinsley, second by Aderman to approve minutes from February meeting.

            Motion carried.



4.          Audience recognition





5.          Open equipment bids


            There was only one bid received from RBM Supply Co.  The bid received was for a Wacker RD11A Vibratory Compactor
            in the amount of $14,225.00.  Motion by Kinsley, second by Aderman to award the bid to RBM Supply Co. 
            Motion carried.



6.          Fairgrounds erosion control


Gary indicated that the plans have changed for the fairgrounds property and the parties involved are working on the plan and will bring back to the committee at a later date.


7.          Office Manager and Account Clerk position description


            Motion by Kinsley, second by Aderman to approve the job descriptions.  Motion carried.



8.          Highway Department Financial Statement


            Joanne indicated that she is working on closing the books for 2004, and getting ready for the auditors to come the week of
            April 18th.  Joanne indicated that at the April meeting she will have some preliminary figures to give to the committee.



9.         Commissioners Report


            Gary indicated that the road bans would go into effect on March 14th at 12:01 a.m.  Gary indicated that the advertisement
            for the summer help would be published the week of March 14th and 21st.  Gary received the 2005 beaver contract in the|
            amount of $5,310.00. Motion by Kinsley, second by Romnes to accept the contract.  Motion carried.  Gary indicated that the
            soil borings are complete on CTH A, and the NWBE would be preparing a pavement design.  Gary indicated that the county
            would be using the Point Sporting Pit to crush gravel for this project.  Gary indicated that he still has not received the traffic
            counts from the DOT.  Gary indicated that he met with the parties involved in the project for CTH M and they are working
            on a plan to allow Sawyer County to be able to do some of the work.



10.        Old Business


            Ron Kinsley questioned if the Town of Winter was getting salt/sand from the county, Gary indicated that they are getting it
            from Rusk County.  Joanne indicated that she was sending out bids for the fuel and there was not a lot of response, and that
            the lowest price was the Northern Lakes Coop.  Ron Kinsley questioned if we had checked into that BFI was now picking
            up garbage in Winter.  Joanne will check into this and report back to the committee in April.  The committee questioned who
            checks on the employees in regards to start time, quit time, and lunch.  Gary indicated that would be the leadman, John
            Czarnecki, Rob Hill and himself.  The committee asked if there was a map of the routes that each truck covers, Gary          
            indicated that he would have them for the April meeting.



11.        New Business





12.        Items for discussion only






13.         Out of county travel


            Gary to Commissioners Conference Planning Meeting in Washburn Co. on March 11th  Jay Sands to Shop Superintendents
            meeting in Barron Co. on March 16h Sawyer County employees to MSHA Training in Rusk Co. on March 21st and 22nd

            Motion by DeLong, second by Aderman to approve out of county travel. 
            Motion carried.



14.        Review and approve voucher for February bills


            Motion by Kinsley, second by Romnes to approve the voucher for February bills.

            Motion carried.



15.       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).


16.        Adjournment


Motion by Kinsley, second by Aderman to reconvene into open session and simultaneously adjourn at 11:20 a.m. Motion carried.