1) Discussion of road use agreements and placement of utilities: In
the past, high-voltage transmission lines have been required to be
located ten feet off of public right-of-way on a private easement,
with limited exceptions. With future wind farm developments, the
committee was asked to see if they wish to continue this same
policy. The committee agreed this practice should continue.
2) Planned improvements for C.H. 3 (north of San Jose) and C.H. 16
(Delavan Road): Mr. Aukamp reported very little maintenance has been
done on these roads since construction in 1978. He is considering
two different options for repairs. The cheapest option would be to
core out the sides and add new rock with an oil and chip surface.
This would be adequate for the traffic count on these roads. If the
committee agrees with this option, the rock would need to be
included in the December rock letting. The committee agreed with
3) Discussion of planned bridge projects: Three large bridge
projects were discussed including: Primm Road over Deer Creek,
Nicholson Road over Sugar Creek, and Salt Creek bridge near
Chestnut. Mr. Aukamp indicated federal funding needed to be
programmed for these projects. The committee agreed to prioritize
them at Mr. Aukamp's discretion.
4) Review of consultant engineers for a bridge rehabilitation
project on Nicholson Road (C.H. 2) over Sugar Creek (Section
13-00086-01-BR): These must be reviewed before any project paid for
with federal funds can be undertaken. The committee asked Mr. Aukamp
to review the submittals.
5) Equipment purchases for FY 12-13: Mr. Aukamp reported the only
purchase anticipated this year would be a walk-behind plate
compacter in the amount of $3,000.
6) Approval of a construction contract for placement of riprap under
a bridge in Corwin Township (Section 113-B-CA): A motion
was made by Mr. Aylesworth, seconded by Mr. Meister, to approve a
contract with Goodman Excavation in the amount of $14,737. Roll call
vote taken 6 yes 0 no Motion passed.
7) Approval of a construction contract for placement of riprap under
a bridge in Elkhart Township (Section 213-B-CA): An estimate is
forthcoming from Andy Bedolli for this project. If it is available
prior to the Board of Whole, it will be brought forward at that
A motion was
made by Mr. Rohlfs, seconded by Mr. Ruben, to adjourn the meeting.
Motion passed. Meeting ended at 7:35 pm.