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,
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.
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.
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.
14. Review and approve voucher for February bills
Motion by Kinsley, second by Romnes to approve the voucher for February bills.
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).
Motion by Kinsley, second by Aderman to reconvene into open session and simultaneously adjourn at 11:20 a.m. Motion carried.