Street Committee Meeting
May 16, 2023 - 12:30 p.m.
The meeting was called to order at 12:30 p.m.
Present were Scott Manchester, Assistant Director of Streets; Jim Bodenhamer, Susan Stockton, Paige Evans and Jennifer Baker, Committee members.
The Street Report for April 2023 was reviewed.
Scott reported that the Russell Lane rebuild project has a cost of $652,841.99. Bids will be opened Thursday, May 18 for the asphalt contract and the low bidder will have 30 days to complete their job. He added, landscaping will be finished by the end of the month.
The Access Road project that will lead to the new Community and Aquatic Center at McCabe Park has a cost of $ 82,251.98. Scott reported the building plans have been received, and the Maintenance crew broke ground on the new gymnasium last Wednesday. This area will be dug out to where the contractors will begin their work. He told the Committee a gate has been put up to keep the public out of the area while construction is going on.
Construction of a 3 bay box culvert is going well at the Bike Path Phase 2. The crew is at the bypass getting this box ready and there will be an additional 2 - 5 bay box culverts to pour after this one is completed. When the three boxes are completed, the crew will get back to working on the bike path. Scott reported $84,972.36 will be applied toward the $164,000 ARDOT Grant for the Bike Path. Total dollars spent to date is $170,370.97.
Scott reported the total cost spent for crews to assist Wynne, Arkansas with their tornado damage was $52,864.05. He reminded the Committee that Arnie and a crew of six left for Wynne on April 1, returned on April 7, then another crew of six left on April 10 and returned on April 13.
Maintenance for the month of April is $17,480.41. This includes trimming limbs, mowing the right of ways, sign maintenance, cleaning culverts, etc.
The Budget Summary was reviewed.
Scott reported General Fund had been invoiced $181,042.86, the balance of what is owed for the work done at Clysta Willett Park.
The Fire Department has reimbursed the Street Department $71,869.17 for work that was done at their new location, and the Police Department has reimbursed $2,315 for the canine pad that was poured at Carlile Highlands.
Work has been completed at 62 and Club Boulevard modifying it to have a dedicated left turn signal both east and west bound. All but 10% of the invoice totaling $30,122.13 was paid, holding that 10% to make sure there are no problems with the signal.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:51 p.m.