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RD-BR 2015 06-15 Jefferson County Road & Bridge Report 6.16.15 Rory reported that the MT City crew were caught up on their grading and would be finishing up Holmes Gulch today.The installation of a 35mph speed sign on Vista View should be complete. It is a long stretch of road and there is a speed limit sign towards both ends, but this sign will be located more in the middle. The Boulder crew graded Boulder River and Bernice roads.They took fences down along the Lower Valley Road project below the Elk Horn Bridge. There is one small section by Compton's that will be left up for now. Last week they worked on the two bridges below the Saturday Night Bridge up Cataract Road.They cleaned the bridges up, put new runners on them, and they hauled gravel up to improve the approaches. The spans between the runners on the bridges are 36 inches wide which will accommodate 4wheelers.With some extra gravel they touched up Bullock's bridge,and the french drain that was installed above the bridge that had settled over the winter. The Whitehall crew was grading the Whitehall, KG Ranch, and Milligan Canyon area. Yesterday and today they are grading Radersburg Road.Tomorrow they will grade the White Tail Road from State Creek south to Fitzgerald's Ranch. Last week Rusty Giulio started the cut on the Lower Valley Road project and is about half way through. The finish date is June 22nd or 23th and though he may not satisfy that timeline, he should be finished within a couple days of the deadline.There are no liquidated damages for not completing on time. Knife River has to be done with their part of the project by August 24th,and Gillman can't start until after September 7d'which is Labor Day. Commissioner Wortman voiced a concern about a tilt to the left on one of the curves that seemed to be slanted in the wrong direction. Rory said he would look at it, but it might be that the shoulder is too high.The crew could touch it up next week when they gravel the next fill after the cut,and if not then it could be corrected during the milling. Rory talked to Sam at NelCon about buying chips. They can't part with any at this time, but would give a good price if they have any leftover. Rory didn't feel he could take a chance to wait on that, because they will need chips for their projects by the first week in August. He got prices on chips from Bullock at $16.00/cu.yd., Gruber at$20.00/cu.yd.,Valley at$21.25/cu.yd., and Helena Sand &Gravel at $22.50/cu.yd. Bullock is crushing in the Tunnel's pit so that would help with the haul out of product. Rory wants to buy 1000/cu.yds. It takes 150/T per mile and 800/cu.yds.= 1000/T. He can use some gravel stored in the shop yards, but he will save the lower piles from the old Hyw. 69 project to use on Lower Valley Road next year. There are piles of old millings and asphalt from the Piedmont rehab project stored on Dave Smith's property at the corner of Piedmont and Kountz Road in Whitehall.Joe Davis called Rory and asked if he could store some asphalt on the property. Rory checked with Dave to see what kind of agreement Dave had made with Joe Carter regarding the piles. Dave said he agreed to have the piles stored there as long as he could crush them for the county at$7.00/cu.yd.when they needed them. He doesn't want any additional piles stored there. Rory said the crushed asphalt could be used to chip seal Kelley Road. Rory stated that he cut the dust control budget down from $57,000 to$40,000. He thought that some of the roads that had previously had double shots of dust control done could go without for now.That budget will do nine(9) miles of road, and there is only about 1 X mile to be included in the Boulder area. The MT City job posting closed last Friday,and Rory hadn't checked to see how many responses there were. He and Kelly should start working on that in the next week or so. Rory stated he'd been looking at Forest Service Schedule A agreements established over the past 5 or 6 years,and his question is what benefit the agreement is to the county?Commissioner Wortman explained that they are supposed to be maintaining some county roads in trade for the county maintaining some of their roads. It was agreed that they should take another look at those agreements to see what the status actually is at this time. It was pointed out that there should be detailed minutes available from meetings with the Forest Service regarding the last agreement process. Keith Vetsch traveled to Spokane to look at the potential Snow Plow purchase and was pleased with the condition,and low hours and miles on the truck. He said he would like different rims on the vehicle and it was thought the seller would include them in the purchase.The next step in the procedure would be for the Commissioners to pass the resolution to purchase the Snow Plow in today's Commission Meeting. With the resolution passed the paperwork could be completed by July 1".The cost of the Snow Plow is$66,750.00. Rory received plans for the Dunn Lane Bridge that Jeremia Theys with Great West Engineering sent to TSEP for approval.With approval the project would go out for bids and is scheduled to start September 1s`. There was some damage done to Forest Park Road when a gas main was installed.The current encroachment permit doesn't include a Best Management Practices(BMP) clause. It was thought it might be possible to attach a liabilities requirement and to possibly require a bond to assure that any damage is corrected at the time. ATTEST: BONNIE RAMEY LEONARD WORTMAN, CHAIR CLERK AND RECORDER / 0 ' wz& BOB MULLEN, COMMISSIONER CORY KIRSCH, COMMISSIONER � AAC, �� F RED 1N Jefferson County Road & Bridge 111 ODYSSEY LANE t" Post Office Box H Boulder, Montana 59632 (406)225-4071 / (406)225-4169 Fax SON CO�� � June 16, 2015 Road & Bridge Report to Commission Road & Bridge Department Montana City Crew *Grading. *Installed additional speed limit sign on Lump Gulch. * Boulder Crew *Grading. • Removing fences on Lower Valley road. • Installed new runners on two bridges on Cataract Road. Whitehall Crew *Grading * * Lower Valley road improvement project. Called contractors for prices on chips. Asphalt crushing. Montana City job posting closed. Forest Service schedule A list from past years. Snow plow truck update.