Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 6:37 P.M. on Wednesday, March 13, 2002. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
CONSENT AGENDA 03-13-02
Jones made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:
- Approve Commissioners Order Nos. 5006, 5007, 5008, 5009, 5010 and 5011. Orders are on file in the office of the County Clerk.
PUBLIC WORKS 03-13-02
The Board conducted a discussion of road issues. Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, led the discussion outlining the following issues:
I. Maintenance of County Routes
A. Existing County Route System
1. Pavement structure of county routes
A. Aggregate base w/multiple chip seals
B. A.C. overlays
C. A.C. patches
E. Crushed aggregate
2. Traffic counts and characteristics
B. Current pavement maintenance practices
B. Crack sealing
C. Routine aggregate road maintenance
A. Chip seals
C. Cost effectiveness of current maintenance practices
1. Maintenance vs. rehabilitation or reconstruction
2. "Worst-first' vs. preservation of good pavements
II. Possibilities for reducing the growth of road maintenance costs
A. Reduce maintenance activities1/2
B. County Unit road system1/2
C. User fees
III. Road Planning
A. Road Classification
B. Entrance spacing/frontage requirements based on road classification
C. Individual vs. Shared Entrances
Browning also presented several documents pertaining to the discussion. No action was taken.
PUBLIC WORKS & AGREEMENTS 03-13-02
Browning then presented agreements for the relocation of utilities for the Route 442 project. Jones made a motion to approve the agreements with Rural Water District #3 in the amount of $118,339; and Kaw Valley Electric in the amount of $59,500 for utility relocation. Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE 03-13-02
Jones made a motion that whichever Commissioner is available be authorized to sign accounts payable through March 27, 2002 since there will be no meeting until that time. Motion was seconded by Johnson and carried unanimously.
Johnson made a motion to appoint Jan Bellinger, 636 E 1600 Road, Baldwin City, Kansas, as Clerk of Palmyra Township. It should be noted that Ms. Bellinger is replacing Alice Randel who resigned. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously.
McElhaney moved for adjournment; Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
Jere McElhaney, Chairman Bob Johnson, Member
Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member