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RD-BR 2019 02-26 ROAD AND BRIDGE REPORT February 26,2019 Present: Commissioners: Leonard Wortman, Cory Kirsch and Bob Mullen, Road Supervisor, Rory Parsons, Rusty Giulio and Paul representing Capital Concrete. Rory Parsons reviewed the road and bridge report with the Commissioners. Minutes Mullen moved to approve the February 19, 2019, Road and GIS minutes. Kirsch seconded the motion which passed unanimously. Road Crews All crews are busy with winter road maintenance. Muskrat Road is closed. The crew is trying to keep it winged back but with the winds it has become impossible to keep the road open. Weight Limits Rusty and Paul voiced concerns regarding the weight limit signs that have been placed on several roadways in the county. They would like the weight limit set at seven tons per axle which is the same as Lewis and Clark County. Paul asked why we are stopping businesses from driving on the roads. Parsons stated that Lewis and Clark have some roads that have year-long standards because not every road can handle even ten tons per axle. Jefferson County is only setting weight limits for six weeks. The county has spent a lot of money on improving various roads in the county and we need to protect the investment that has been made for the benefit of the taxpayers of the county. Corbin roadway is becoming very rough due to the heavy vehicles that are traveling on the road. Parsons stated that he sent letters to all known contractors to get their equipment out of the restricted area prior to the signs going up. Spring thaws usually begins around the middle of February but this has been an unusual year for both snow and freezing temperatures. Wortman stated that he does not want the weight limit signs removed but he would like Parsons to issue a one trip permit that will be valid for ten days to allow businesses to get their equipment moved. Parsons agreed but noted that when it starts to thaw we need to shut the one trip permit off Paul and Rusty agreed. River Channel Update The ground is frozen so hard the road crew is unable to do the work with county equipment. Parsons will have Buster Bullock do the work with his 400 excavator. When weather permits rip rap will be placed on the project. Call Outs and Overtime Parsons had to call out several crew members over the weekend. Parsons had to talk to Sheriff dispatch because they were calling out the road crew when it was not an emergency and the roads were not very bad. /1 ATTEST: 1/4/ Bonnie Ramey Leonard Wortman, Chairman Clerk and Recorder Cory Kirsch, Commissioner Bob Mullen, Commissioner J,5 414.. Jefferson County Road & Bridge 111 ODYSSEY LANE 1 ,iu Post Office Box H .111 i'J Boulder, Montana 59632 F ,�-i � (406)225-4170 / (406)225-4169 Fax RsoN cUV ROAD & BRIDGE REPORT TO COMMISSION Feb 26, 2019 ROAD & BRIDGE DEPARTMENT MONTANA CITY CREW *Winter maintenance. * * BOULDER CREW *Winter maintenance. * Winging snow. * WHITEHALL CREW *Winter maintenance. * * Weight limits feed back. River channel update. Call outs and overtime.