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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, March 13, 2002 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

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.

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.

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
D. Concrete
E. Crushed aggregate

2. Traffic counts and characteristics

B. Current pavement maintenance practices
1. In-house
A. Patching
B. Crack sealing
C. Routine aggregate road maintenance
2. Contracted
A. Chip seals
B. Overlays

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.

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.

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.

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Jere McElhaney, Chairman Bob Johnson, Member


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member