Said Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) offers contamination study and clean-up grants if Beaver Island garage requires environmental study. CCRC retiree Don Cole informed Mr. Harmon there is no contamination at the Beaver Island garage.
Mr. Vanek reported Thumb Lake Road project should be completed 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule. Undercuts should be finished tomorrow, followed by gravel addition and paving after Memorial Day.
Mrs. Kondrat reported Finance and Human Resource Conference last week was very informative, such as:
New GASB45 requirement addressing “Reporting for Other Post Employment Benefits” (OPEB) will not affect CCRC, though several Road Commissions may have difficulty funding their retiree insurance liability (i.e. health, disability, etc.).
The Engineering Committee renamed and reallocated some road commission maintenance items; Act51 preparation will be unaffected.
Asked if Barry Loper driveway problem has been resolved. Mr. Harmon is awaiting St. Mary’s Cement Company Mine Safety Training Certificates to access gravel for this priority project; Mr. Loper is aware of situation.
Asked why CCRC no longer places signs informing motorists when projects are township funded; Mr. Harmon said some townships did not want them. The Board directed Mr. Harmon to provide new township signs for those wishing to have information posted.
Requested Diesenroth property update; Mr. Harmon said CCRC Attorney Joel Wurster continues his research.
Asked if recently updated 2004 “Standards and Specifications For Plat Condominium and Public Road Development” have been given to entities requiring a revised copy; Mr. Vanek said they have.
Commissioner Saunders attended May 10, 2005 37th District Meeting and reported:
County Road Association of Michigan (CRAM) director John Niemela recommends all future enhancement projects (like Donegal Bay Non-Motorized Trail) be contracted through MDOT to eliminate Road Commission collection problems.
Critical Bridge Funds can be used for Holy Island Bridge rehabilitation, which factors each bridges condition, not traffic count.
The Road Commission Board and County Commissioners jointly discussed that, as of July 01, 2005, the Road Commission could be fined if one of our employees smokes in Road Commission owned property (i.e. buildings, vehicles, etc.). Mrs. Kondrat will obtain Northwest Michigan Health Department policy.
Mowed the US31 bike path May 17, 2005 and suggested the Parks and Recreation Committee consider replacing bridge hardware and boards.
Requested removal of brine tank upgrade/deletion from pending agenda items. Mr. Harmon and shop foreman Mick Luchenbill inspected used brine truck for sale and found it required several repairs. Mr. Harmon offered $12,000; the seller declined.
Commissioner Ogden moved to pay bills totaling $134,905.58, seconded by Commissioner Saunders.
VOTE:Ayes – Saunders, Way, OgdenNays – noneMotion carried.
Chairman Way adjourned the meeting at 10:40 AM.
MAY 09, 2005
Chairman Way called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.
Chairman Way, Commissioners Saunders and Ogden, County Commissioners Shirley Roloff and Ron Reinhardt, Patrick Harmon and Shelley Kondrat attended, along with Petoskey News-Review reporter Fred Gray.
Commissioner Saunders moved to approve April 25, 2005 regular meeting minutes with the following changes, seconded by Commissioner Ogden.
Line 8:change “March 28” to “April 11”
Line 29:change “Mr. Harmon will attempt to” to “Mr. Harmon plans to”
Lines 57 and 101:change “Phase I” to “Stage I”
Line 112:change “Plan” to “Plat”