Minutes from May 12, 2010 Highway Committee Meeting
Draft: Subject to approval by the Highway Committee
Present: Kathy McCoy, Ron Kinsley, Dale Schleeter, Mel Olson, Ken Maki
Gary Gedart, and Joanne Nitz
The meeting was called to order by Commissioner Gary Gedart at 7:00 p.m.
1. Election of Chairman and Vice Chairman and discussion of meeting times
Motion by Schleeter, second by McCoy to nominate Ron Kinsley for Chairman. Motion carried. Motion by McCoy, second by Olson to close the nominations. Motion carried. Motion by Schleeter, second by McCoy to nominate Ken Maki for Vice Chairman. Motion carried. Motion by Maki, second by Olson to close the nomination for Vice Chairman. Motion carried. The committee came to the census that they would like to keep the meeting time at 7:00 p.m.
2. Approve agenda and any additions
Motion by McCoy, second by Schleeter to add 10A. discussion on smoking on Highway property to the agenda and approve the agenda with the change. Motion carried.
3. Approve minutes from April meeting
Motion by Olson, second by Schleeter to approve the minute of the April meeting. Motion carried.
4. Audience recognition
5. Award equipment bids
See attached sheet
6. Fairgrounds request to purchase gravel @ cost delivered
The fairgrounds would like about 3 loads (13 yds per load) of gravel. Motion by Schleeter, second by Olson to approve the request. Motion carried.
7. 2009 Highway Department Financial Statement (Mike Hager)
Mike Hager was not able to attend the meeting, so Joanne handed out the 2009 financial report to the committee. The committee will review and this will be placed on the June meeting agenda and Mike Hager will be present to discuss the report.
8. Commissioner’s Report
Gary indicated that the culverts and lift have been completed on CTH EE. Gary reported that the second layer was paved on CTH G. The crew is working on shouldering on CTH G & W. Gary indicated that there is a Commissioner/Committee members meeting on May 27, 2010 at the Veterans Center at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in attending please let the office staff know if you will be able to attend. Gary indicated that he met with Ken Maki regarding bio mass, and will be looking into how this could be utilized by the Highway Department. Gary explained to the committee what projects the Highway Department would be working on in 2010. Motion by Maki, second by McCoy to approve the commissioner’s report. Motion carried.
9. Old Business
Ron Kinsley questioned the results of the traffic counters that were placed on CTH M and 70, and CTH M and W. Gary indicated that the one placed on CTH M and 70 did work, but the one on CTH M and W did not. Gary gave the report to Mr. Kinsley to share with the party that questioned the speeds. Gary indicated that the counter would be placed back at CTH M and W to redo the speed study.
10. Other matters for discussion only
10A. Discussion regarding smoking on Highway Department property
The committee was in agreement that they would like to see all county property be smoke free.
11. Out of county travel
Gary Gedart to Captiol Days in Madison on May 17 & 18, 2010.
Motion by Maki, second by McCoy to approve the out of county travel. Motion carried.
12. Review and approve April bills
Motion by Maki, second by Olson to approve the April bills. Motion carried.
Motion by Schleeter, second by Maki to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Motion carried.