After a lengthy discussion about traffic counts throughout the Mountain Home area, a possible protected turn lane signal at Highway 62 and Club Boulevard, and reviewing the Arkansas Department of Transportation website, the meeting began at 12:55 p.m.
Present were Arnold Knox, Director of Streets; Jim Bodenhamer, Susan Stockton and Paige Evans.
Arnie discussed the recent snow removal with the Committee. Crews began working 12 hour shifts at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 14. The second crew came in at 3:00 a.m. Monday morning, February 15 and worked their 12 hours. This schedule continued through Thursday morning the 18th. Most of the snow had been cleared from the streets and driveways and everyone went back to 8 hours on Friday. The cost of snow removal for the 6 days totaled $35,473.96.
The Street Report for January 2021 was reviewed. Arnie reported the crew working on Medical Plaza has gotten to the corner at the prosthetic office. He said they are working on putting in new culvert pipe to Hospital Drive. The cost to date is $184,366.06.
The Market Street/Thorn Street Rebuild is going well. The crew has finished at Market and new culvert is almost complete on Thorn Street. The total cost to date for this combination street project is $198,461.33.
Fill is being hauled in and dumped at the new Fire Department location on Highway 62, and an operator is out there when needed to push the fill loads. The cost to date for this project, which will be reimbursed by the Fire Department is $23,545.06.
Maintenance for the month of January was $10,833.18.
The Budget Summary was reviewed and is in good shape, per Arnie.