Minutes from March 10, 2010 Highway Department Meeting
Committee Members Present: Mel Olson, Ken Maki, Ron Kinsley, Dale Schleeter,
and Doug Mrotek
County Personnel Present: Gary Gedart, Joanne Nitz, and Carol Larson
Guests: Steve and Ann Kormann
1. Approve agenda and any additions
Motion by Mrotek, second by Olson to move #5 Cost Share Agreement on
CTH C with Kormann’s to #4, and Award Equipment bids to #5. Motion carried.
2. Approve minutes from February meeting
Motion by Schleeter, second by Maki to approve minutes from the February meeting. Motion carried.
- Audience recognition
- Cost share agreement on CTH C with Kormann’s
The county will be doing construction work on CTH C this year and the Kormann’s would like to have a cattle underpass constructed while the construction is being done. The approximate cost to the county would be $5,700.00 and the Kormann’s would pay for the culvert. The question came up about who would be responsible if the culvert were to fail. The committee would like Gary to talk to Corporation Counsel and talk with Dale Olson in regards to researching the pipe specifications. Motion by Schleeter, second by Mrotek to table until the April meeting. Motion carried.
- Award equipment bids
Gary presented the bids for 2 single axle patrol trucks with dump bodies. There
was a motion by Mrotek, second by Olson to accept the bid from Maney
International in the amount of $115,600.00 for the 2 patrol trucks Motion
carried. Motion by Mrotek, second by Schleeter to accept the bid from
Universal Truck in the amount of $143,706.00 for the single axle dump bodies.
Motion carried. The budgeted amount was $200,000.00, the accepted bids total
$259,306.00. This item will be placed on the Finance Committee agenda to
look at adjusting the 2010 Highway Department equipment purchases.
- 2010 Beaver Damage Management Program Contract
The Highway Department received the contract for the 2010 program in the
amount of $3,979.00. Motion by Mrotek, second by Olson to approve the
contract. Motion carried.
- Commissioners Report
Gary reported that the crew is brushing on CTH CC and CTH EE. The Highway
Department employees will be participating in the MSHA Training on March 16
& March 17 at the Highway Shop. On March 18th the crew will be attending a live
electrical safety training for underground and downed power lines at the Town of
Hayward Shop. Gary informed the committee that the issue regarding the water coolers
is on hold because the water at all three shops is being tested. Gary indicated that the
New World Financial System purchase order issue is also on hold. Gary informed the
committee that himself, Robert Hill and Jay Sands would be out of town on Friday and
thru the weekend. Duane Mansky will be in charge of the crew on Friday and will be
the person on call for the weekend. Motion by Maki, second by Mrotek to accept the
commissioner’s report. Motion carried.
- Old Business
Chairman Kinsley asked if the crew could dispose of some of the large branches on
State Highway 27/70 where they have already completed brushing. Chairman Kinsley
indicated that by not filling the Foreman Position this could spare some other position
being laid off in the fall when the 2011 budget is being worked on.
- Other matters for discussion only
10. Out of county travel
Gary to Commissioner’s meeting in Washburn County on March 18th.
Motion by Olson, second by Mrotek to approve the out of county travel. Motion carried.
11. Review and approve February bills
Motion by Maki, second by Mrotek to approve February bills. Motion carried
12. Closed Session
Minutes of closed session are kept in a confidential file at the Office of Highway
Commissioner and Office of County Clerk.
Motion by Olson, second by Maki to adjourn at 9:03. p.m. Motion carried.