McDonough County road committee surveys preliminary intersection design
The McDonough County Road & Bridge Committee met Feb. 2 to survey a preliminary intersection design.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the committee:
ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE
February 2, 2017
2, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting was held at the McDonough County Courthouse in the Law Library.
Committee members present were Chairman Clarke Kelso, Mike Cox, Dick Marcott, Rod McGrew, Earl
Sims, Trevor Toland and McDonough County Board Chairman Scott Schwerer. Members Dave
Cortelyou and Marcia Twaddle were absent. Beth Jameson was present as recording secretary. Other
persons present included: Patrick Stout, Dave Cadwalader and County Engineer Tom Hickman.
Chairman Kelso called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Review & Approve January 5, 2017 Minutes
Member Marcott moved with second by Member Toland to approve the January 5, 2017 minutes as
submitted. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Tom reported Scott has been working on the following projects:
A. Continuing Bridge inspections for County and Townships and completed two for the City
B. Surveyed and preliminary design of intersection of US67 and South Sullivan St. for the
Village of Ind.
2017 Aggregate Resolution
Tom said that the quotes were up about 2 ½ %. Member Cox moved with second by Member McGrew to
pass to the full Board 2017 Aggregate Resolution. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Resolution For Chalmers Township County Aid Project # 1651-36
This is a culvert for $ 12,500.00. Member Cox moved with second by Member Sims to pass to the full
Board Resolution for Chalmers Township County Aid Project #1651-36 (1000N-1000E). Motion carried
on a voice vote.
Tom said it is set for March 1st at 2:00 p.m. at the Highway Department.
Tennessee Blacktop Update
We received a letter from Dunn stating they have met all contractual obligations. Tom has talked to Mid
State out of Minnesota. They are a company that does this process. He has talked to their lab and has
sent samples to them. They would like to know what caused the failure for their own purpose and are
testing at no charge.
The possible problems they have discussed include: too much oil, voids, oil failure, water problem or old
January Work Report
Dave Cadwalader presented the January work report.
Claims Review and Approval
Member Toland moved with second by Member McGrew to approve the claims as submitted. Motion
carried on a voice vote.
Chairman Kelso stated the need for executive session to discuss personnel. Member Toland moved with
a second by Member McGrew to adjourn to executive session pursuant to Chapter 5 Illinois Compiled
Statutes Section 120/2 (C) (1) (2) and (11) at 7:45 p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Marcott motioned with second by Member Toland to adjourn from Executive Session at 7:58
p.m. Motion carried unanimously.
Member Cox moved with second by Member Marcott to not renew County Engineer Hickman’s contract
on 08-29-2017. Motion carried on a voice vote
The committee noted Tom’s intent to retire in December and thanked him for his work. That asked that
he assist with placing ads for the opening.
Member Toland moved with second by Member McGrew to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p. m.