07/17/18 – Road Committee Meeting Minutes

JULY 17, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Road Committee meeting was called to order by Committee Chair McGuiness at 2:00 PM. Present were McGuiness, Hucker, Brandt and Lead Worker Mark Matchett. Clerk Ferda was absent.

Road Markers – Hucker stated this item is on the agenda due to a statement made by road crew worker Nelson at the town board meeting. Nelson stated that there are markers on some of the roads that he perceives to be unsafe. He was referencing markers that former road crew worker, Diem, placed at certain locations so that objects such as large rocks could be seen. Diem had explained the markers were there so that plow blades would not be caught on any obstructions while plowing. Hucker advised that if any road worker sees any unsafe conditions, it should be reported to McGuiness or himself immediately. Hucker stated that Nelson is entitled to his opinion; however, when a statement is made at a public meeting that conditions are dangerous and no one has reported it, it is not a good thing. Hucker suggested that if Matchett feels these markers are unsafe, then he should remove them and report it. If not, then Nelson will have to accept it. Hucker stated that safety is of the utmost importance. The markers are t-bar fence posts.
Discussion was held about other types of materials that could be used for markers. Matchett will review the markers and get back to McGuiness.

Culverts – Matchett reported that temporary repairs have been made on the culvert at the far end of Tews Rd. near Boersma Rd. and also on FR 203 near Perch Lake. The culvert on Green Point Rd. has decreased and is no rougher than the rest of the road. Regarding the three culverts that the Forest Service supplied, the road crew can replace the culvert on FR 328 because it is dry. The first culvert on FR 203 has water on both sides of the road and will need to be investigated as to what is causing the water before it can be replaced and the last culvert will be installed during a dry spell. Matchett reported that the Forest Service will be opening bids tonight for the culverts on FR 205 (Upper A). The work is scheduled to be completed by June of 2019 but could possibly be completed before this winter.

Discussion and Possible Action on the Town Hall Road Project Bid – NWBE was contacted and the engineer will not be able to attend the meeting. Motion was made by Hucker and 2nd by Brandt to accept the only bid received (Antczak Construction). All in favor. Motion carried. Motion was made by Hucker and 2nd by McGuiness to authorize NWBE to execute change orders to the accepted bid as needed subject to checking with a road committee member to make sure the proposed changes are acceptable. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn was made by Brandt and 2nd by Hucker. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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