forward to CCRC. All agreed signs with 9” letters will be placed on main road intersections, and signs with 6” letters will be placed on subdivision and side street intersections. Residents will form a work-bee to place signs, hopefully in early June 2005. Mr. Harmon said the visit went well, other than pressure for CCRC to build a new road commission garage on township donated property, using funds from existing garage sale and a possible grant. Mr. Harmon noted a very costly environmental impact study would be necessary to sell CCRC Beaver Island property. He and the Board agree a new building isn’t financially feasible at this time.
Asked when fence would be placed around cement pad for recycling containers on CCRC Boyne City garage property. Mr. Harmon reported fencing quote was in place, but Wicks Lumber Company sold to SBC, who in turn discontinued said fence sections. CCRC purchasing agent Ken Howard will get quote from Lowe’s and Home Depot and forward to the recycling committee for approval before purchase and installation are made.
Recessed at 10:40 AM; resumed at 10:50 AM.
Said Thumb Lake Road Reconstruction Phase I Stage 1 will consist of two operations; first is cut and fill near Hetrick Road, the second is an undercut just west of Slashing Road.
Reported Boyne City-Charlevoix Road/US31 intersection improvement project April 27, 2005 pre-construction meeting, preceding meeting with Mr. Bergmann. Commissioner Way asked if Charlevoix Township match amount is known. Mr. Harmon said amount would be determined when the updated engineering estimate is revealed at the pre-construction meeting.
Mr. Gray said Wolverine Electric in Advance would be totally demolished by August 2005. Mr. Harmon would like to purchase trolley system and controls from overhead cranes if available. Commissioner Way will investigate and report.
Commissioner Ogden presented “Standards and Specifications For Plan Plat Condominium and Public Road Development” draft to all present for possible adoption at May 9th, 2005 regular meeting.
Commissioner Way said the Ironton Ferry opened on time and new manager Vance Wood reported the new clutches are running smoothly.
Commissioner Saunders requested Holy Island Bridge update. Mr. Harmon talked to NDG Engineer Howard Haselschwardt two weeks ago, who stated different options with cost estimates would be completed within two months. Mr. Harmon said future year Critical Bridge funds might be available.
Commissioner Ogden moved to pay bills totaling $355,039.15, seconded by Commissioner Saunders.
VOTE:Ayes – Saunders, Way, OgdenNays – 0Motion carried.
Chairman Way adjourned the meeting at 11:15 AM.
APRIL 11, 2005
Chairman Way called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM.
Chairman Way, Commissioner Ogden, County Commissioner Shirley Roloff, and Patrick Harmon attended, along with Petoskey News-Review reporter Fred Gray.
Commissioner Ogden moved to approve March 28, 2005 regular meeting minutes with the following changes, seconded by Chairman Way.
Page 1, line 27:enter “road name and” after “St. James Township”
Page 1, line 33:add “(in Lansing)” after “bid opening”.
Page 1, line 43:add “during” after “considered”
Page 1, line 46:change “if not many 2005 township requests.” to “in 2005.”
Page 1, line 49:change “legislative figures” to “legislators”
Page 2, line 53:add “(R-Bloomfield Hills)” after “Taub”
Page 2, line 54:change “roads should be built “ to “road standards should be increased”
VOTE:Ayes – 2Absent – 1Nays – 0Motion carried.