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2020-08 Meeting Minutes

Street Committee Meeting

August 11, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.


The meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m.

Present were, Arnold Knox, Director of Streets; Don Webb, Jim Bodenhamer and Jim Whalen, Committee members.

The Street Report for July 2020 was reviewed. 

Arnie reported to the Committee the Maintenance crew is out at the McCabe Park Trail laying asphalt today.  He said they put down approximately 750 feet yesterday and it looks good.  Parking lots were put in at center trail and one behind the car dealer, so hopefully, the public will utilize them.  The crew should be done with that in the next week or so.  Total cost as of July 31 is at $96,752.80.

The rebuild project at Gentry Street behind Hobby Lobby is going well.  Curb and gutter along with sidewalks are in from Coley Drive to the box culvert at the creek crossing.  Arnie said this project is approximately 40% complete, and as of July 31, the total cost is at $111,647.66.

There was a short discussion on hiring new employees. 

Medical Plaza, that began in June has a July 31 cost of $20,050.29.  The crew has been hammering rock, and it has taken a week to just get across Buttercup Drive.  Some culvert pipe has been installed and the crew was pulled off this project because of repairs needed to some equipment.  They are currently replacing a section of broken sidewalk at Partipilo St. in Carlile Highlands.

The Maintenance crew has been busy at McCabe Park Trail and digging out the retention pond behind Hobby Lobby, which is city-owned.  They are also mowing, trimming limbs, and spraying weeds and have finished up on the Mountain Home Cemetery drainage they were working on last month.  Maintenance costs for July were $24,591.46.

The Budget Summary was reviewed, there are two items that did not get switched, the excavator and loader, until the Council approved at the meeting August 6.

Arnie reported, depending on what the June sales taxes are, he may order a new dump truck that he had budgeted for.   He also expects to have a $1.4 million carryover into next year.

Jim W. asked how the traffic monitors have been working.  Arnie reported they were working good, and added, the light at the west end of the bypass at 62 has been acting up.  Sunday, when it did, within 30 seconds a report came through on Arnie's phone.  He said it was 5 or 6 hours later when the police department called him to report they had been in flash.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:46 p.m.




Wide view of downtown Mountain Home