2017-12-06 / Front Page

Road board refocuses as construction season ends

BY STEVEN KOVAC
810-452-2684 • skovac@mihomepaper.com

The Sanilac County Road Commission made short work of a routine housekeeping agenda Nov. 29.

Assistant Manager- Engineer Dale Stolicker told commissioners that the removal of the old concrete parking lot at the Sandusky Garage on Flynn Street would take place later that week and the new concrete would be poured the first week of December. Similar improvements are also underway at the Cederdale Garage.

Stolicker also reported that most of the contractors working on the Worth sewer project have started, and that the inspector hired by the road commission has been on the job sites and will prepare regular reports.

Stolicker also stated that for the month of November the county had used 33 tons of salt and the state transportation department had used 40 tons.

In preparation for winter, Stolicker said all roadside parks would be closed Dec. 1.

In his report, Engineer- Manager Robb Falls announced that the Mills Road bridge over the Black River in Wheatland Township has been opened to traffic. The contractor is to return in the spring to put the epoxy overlay on the concrete bridge deck.

Falls also stated that the application to relocate the drain at M-19 and Deckerville Road will soon be sent in to the state.

In other business, the road board received and is evaluating a price quote of $2,263 for a new “firewall” for its computer system.

The board also voted to approve the acquisition of one card reader designed to bring about greater efficiency and easier record-keeping when county trucks and other vehicles are refueled. The unit will be tried out at the Croswell Garage.

If the new electronic system performs satisfactorily, it will replace a cumbersome paper tracking system now being used at road commission facilities in the county.

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