Present were Scott Manchester, Assistant Director of Streets; Jim Bodenhamer, Susan Stockton, Paige Evans, Committee members; and Steve Hill, Director of Public Works.
The Street Report for October 2023 was reviewed.
Scott reported the Access Road for the Community Center at McCabe Park is going well. The crew has gotten as far as they
Can and have started working on drainage. The Maintenance crew has started digging out for the roundabout just past the box culvert. The cost to the Access Road is $152,083.31.
The Community Center area has been dug out and they are going to start bringing in select fill for the community center, gymnasium, and pool areas. The cost to date for the Community Center is $44,692.05.
The E. 1st Street Rebuild has been completed at a cost of $290,647.78. The whole street, from Cardinal Drive to College Street was overlayed along with the rebuild. The Committee commented that the street was very nice after completion.
The third construction crew is working on Phase 2 of the Bike Path. This section goes from the parking lot at ASU and ending at Wade Street near Fairgrounds Drive. Currently, they are digging out for the path and basing in to get ready for concrete. The total spent to date is $303,148.46, of which $109,377.56 has been reimbursed by ARDOT for the Grant received. There is approximately $53,000 left of the Grant. Scott said it isn't officially open yet but is being used by both walkers and bikers. The Committee complimented the work that was done.
Conway Street has been completed at a cost of $237,810.77. New drainage culvert, curb and guttering and sidewalk was put in. Sod was placed and new asphalt finished up the project.
North Church Street from Highway 62 to North Street has been dug out. Culvert, curb and gutter along with sidewalk has been completed. It will be drivable until paving, which will be in the spring. The cost to date for North Church Street is $92,533.81.
Maintenance for the month of October was $14,857.48. The crew has been busy helping at ASU with the Christmas light display, patching potholes, checking and cleaning culverts, and working at Community Center.
Scott reported the Budget looks good. He said there is equipment purchases budgeted in this years' budget but will be carried over to next year since that equipment won't be delivered until then.
There was discussion about the intersection at 1st and Leatherwood. Susan told the Committee this intersection is very confusing and there are times when vehicles are not stopping at the 2-way stop; and maybe this should be made a 4-way stop. Scott said he will discuss it with Arnold and Steve and a decision will be made.