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June 2024 Minutes

Street Committee

June 18, 2024 - 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 and Paige Evans, Committee members.

The Street Report for May was reviewed.

Scott reported the Community Center project was going well, the crew was out there working on the gymnasium, and it has been turned over to the concrete guys.  The clay work at the community center building will be completed by the end of this week and will then be turned over to the concrete people also.  Scott said it will be about a week before the pool will be ready to hand over to the pool guys.  He said it has taken a while, but it is getting there.   The wet clay has been an issue, trying to get it dried out.  The cost through May 31, 2024, is $1,268,751.09, which does not reflect the Parks Department reimbursement of $283,144.09. 

North Church Street has been completed at a cost of $183,666.81, as well as Morris Street.  It has been completed at a cost of $150,328.64.  He told the Committee the guys did a great job. 

The Cedar Street Ditch project has been completed.  Scott reported the cost for the box culvert and concrete ditch from Cedar Street to Spring Street was $113,147.08.

Sixth Street is almost finished, with sidewalks and landscaping to do.  He said it would have been finished but, the crew working there was pulled off temporarily to work with the Maintenance crew doing the brush collection for the past 2 weeks.  Scott told the Committee they will be finished with the brush today and will go back to the 6th Street project.  The cost through May 31 is $186,658.25.

The new fire department project on 62 East is going well, fill had been dug out for the building and filled in with 4-inch base.  Scott reported he will be doing compaction testing on the building pad Thursday, and it should be ready by the end of the week.  He added, there is still quite a bit of filling in for the parking lot to do.  There was discussion about the fill that had been brought in then dug out, and all the base that was brought in.  The total cost to this project through May 31 is $56,621.49.

Overlays are at a total cost of $108,128.61.  Scott reported 8th Street, 4th Street and South Street have been overlaid with the new laydown machine that had been purchased in April. 

Maintenance for the month of May totaled $45,415.22.  This included sign maintenance, mowing, cleaning culverts, etc.

Scott reported the new traffic light pole has been placed at 6th and Main.  The heads have been installed and the wiring needs to be finished.  He said ARDOT requires the light to run in flash mode for two weeks when completed, to make sure everything is operating correctly, and drivers will get used to the traffic light timing again.

The Budget looks good and there is no need for adjustments at this time. 

The meeting was adjourned at 12:42 p.m.

 

Wide view of downtown Mountain Home