McDonough County Road and Bridge Committee met January 3
McDonough County Road and Bridge Committee met Jan. 3.
Here is the minutes provided by the committee:
The McDonough County Road and Bridge Committee held their monthly meeting on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. The meeting was held at the McDonough County Courthouse, 3nd Floor, Law Library. Committee Members present included Chairman Trevor Toland, Rod McGrew, Dave Cortelyou, Dick Marcott, Marcia Twaddle, Scott Schwerer and Mike Cox.
Other persons present included: Engineer Rick Walker, Patrick Stout, Jamie Hocker, County Chairman George Dixon, and County Clerk Gretchen DeJaynes.
Chairman Trevor Toland called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.
Review & Approve December 6, 2018 Minutes
Member McGrew moved with a second by Member Schwerer to approve the December 6, 2018 minutes as submitted. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Section 17-00108-00-BR (CH 26-Hogwallow)-Joint Funding Agreement, Resolution
Member Marcott moved with a second by Member Twaddle to approve the Resolution for Section 17-00108-00-BR (cH 26 – Hogwallow) – Joint Funding and send to full Board. Motion carried on a voice vote.
18-00110-00-BR (CH 26-Lamoine)-PE Agreement, Resolution
Member Schwerer moved with a second by Member McGrew to approve the Resolution for 18-00110-00-BR (CH 26- Lamoint) and PE Agreement, and send to full Board. Motion carried on a voice vote.
18-07120-00-BR (Split Jurisdiction) – Discussion
Chairman Toland would like to go to Hancock County to discuss the reasons why Hancock County would like to proceed with this project. States Attorney Matthew Kwacala believes that if Hancock County approves the funds that McDonough County is obligated to fund the project. Member Cox moved with a second by Member Twaddle to table 18-07120-00-BR (Split Jurisdiction). Motion carried on a voice vote.
18-00300-00-BR (CH 5 – N. Fork Crooked Creek) – Addendum #1
Member Cox moved with a second by Member Schwerer to approve the Addendum #1 for 18-00300-00-BR (CH 5-N. Fork Crooked Creek) and send to full Board. Motion carried on a voice vote.
The hydraulic survey for Adair was received. Engineer Walker has been in contact with the railroad company as there is some blockage from the railroad.
Capitol Power Wind Development
Capitol Power believes that a road use agreement will be in place within the week.
Road Program Funding
Engineer Walker gave a short power point presentation on funding for the Highway Department.
December Work Report
The December work report was reviewed. Work completed on the County roads included tree removal, sign maintenance, mowing brush, hauling sand for salt mix, and hand patching CH-15, 18, 20, 11, and 8. Standard work completed included servicing trucks, working on wiring and lights on 3 trucks, dash repairs on one truck, changing blades on a brush mower, and setting up a truck for snow removal.
A Motion to enter into executive session made by Member Marcott with a second by Member Schwerer to discuss personnel matters. Motion was made at 8:06 pm. Motion to exit executive session with no action taken was made by Member Schwerer with a second by Member McGrew at 8:26 p.m.
Claims Review and Approval
Member Cox moved with a second by Member Marcott to approve the claims as submitted. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Member Schwerer informed the Committee that the Spring Lake road has been deteriorating some. Several of the roads that were done last summer and only got one coat of seal coat are not holding up.
Discussion was held with Engineer Walker regarding Employees wearing safety vests.
Committee Chairman Toland, Member Cox and County Board Chairman Dixon, Engineer Walker, Sheriff Petitgout, ESDA Director Edgar Rodriguez, and Ben Thompson with the Health Department all met to discuss an emergency plan for storm response. They are currently working on a plan.
Member McGrew moved with a second by Member Schwerer to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m.