November 28, 2006

 The meeting of the Barry County Road Commission was called to order at 8:00 A.M. by Chairman Willcutt.

Members present:  Willcutt, Dykstra, Pashby and Managing Director Brad Lamberg.

The agenda for November 28, 2006 was approved.

The minutes of November 14, 2006 were approved as read by the Secretary.

Motion by Commissioner Pashby seconded by Commissioner Dykstra to approve the payroll for payment.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

CHECK              NAME                                                                            AMOUNT

                            Barry County Road Commission                                       $75,333.44

Motion by Commissioner Pashby seconded by Commissioner Dykstra to approve the bills for payment.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

   Check               Name                                                                         Amount      

    20332                 ALRO STEEL CORPORATION                                           $216.38

    20333                 LAWSON PRODUCTS, INC                                               $711.47

    20334                 MICHIGAN CHLORIDE SALES LLC                                    $693.00

    20335                 NAPA AUTO PARTS                                                       $451.11

    20336                 WYOMING ASPHALT PAVING CO                                    $3,311.60

    20337                 AFLAC                                                                          $126.00

    20338                 ALLTEL                                                                         $249.35

    20339                 ALLIED TRUCK EQUIP                                                    $416.50

    20340                 AMERICAN MESSAGING                                                $10.00

    20341                 ARISTOCHEM, INC                                                         $357.73

    20342                 ASR CORPORATION                                                       $90.00

    20343                 BESCO WATER TREATMENT INC                                    $27.00

    20344                 BLUE CARE NETWORK                                                   $16,547.53

    20345                 BRAD LAMBERG                                                            $156.82

    20346                 ONE COMMUNICATIONS                                                $210.95

    20347                 CLARK HIGHWAY SERVICES                                           $1,233.00

    20348                 CONSUMERS ENERGY                                                     $5,243.26

    20349                 COUNTY RD ASSOCIATION SELF INS FUND                      $10,686.00

    20350                 CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING                                 $23.17

    20351                 CUMMINS BRIDGEWAY LLC                                           $61.68

    20352                 DAVID H TRIPP PC                                                         $2,174.00

    20353                 DUANE HAMILTON                                                       $39.00

    20354                 FIDELITY INVESTMENTS                                                $5,596.32

    20355                 FITZPATRICK’S                                                              $125.00

    20356                 GRAND RAPIDS PRESS                                                   $1,135.90

    20357                 GUARDIAN ALARM COMPANY                                      $23.92

    20358                 HASTINGS ACE HARDWARE                                          $10.47

    20359                 H.S.V REDI-MIX                                                              $65.43

    20360                 JDE EQUIPMENT COMPANY                                            $28.75

    20361                 JERRYS TIRE SERVICE                                                     $509.04

    20362                 JIM WICKHAM                                                              $43.75

    20363                 KENT OIL COMPANY, INC.                                              $10,759.00

    20364                 LTAP/MTU                                                                    $100.00

    20365                 M&K QUALITY TRUCK CENTER                                      $379.62

    20366                 MANPOWER OF HASTINGS                                            $1,355.84

    20367                 MAPLE VALLEY IMPLEMENT INC                                    $192.20

    20368                 MICHIGAN CAT                                                             $496.74

    20369                 MICHIGAN COMPANY INC                                              $53.93

    20370                 MICHAEL R KLUCK & ASSOCIATES                                 $131.17

   Check               Name                                                                         Amount      

    20371                 MIKE NORTON                                                              $339.63

    20372                 MODEL COVERALL SERVICE                                           $39.58

    20373                 NEAL’S TRUCK PARTS                                                    $28.02

    20374                 NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS                                          $429.47

    20375                 POWERNET GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS                        $23.17

    20376                 PROFESSIONAL BENEFITS SERVICES                                $2,070.00

    20377                 PURITY CYLINDER GASES INC                                         $664.07

    20378                 QUALITY STAFFING SOLUTION                                      $5,990.34

    20379                 QUILL CORPORATION                                                    $306.32

    20380                 RAILROAD STREET MILL                                                $6.00

    20381                 RANDY ROUSH                                                              $600.00

    20382                 REED CONSTRUCTION DATA                                          $77.71

    20383                 ROAD EQUIPMENT PARTS                                              $1,032.29

    20384                 ROB GARRETT                                                               $108.00

    20385                 ROBERT RICHARDSON                                                   $253.05

    20386                 ROK SYSTEMS                                                               $125.00

    20387                 ROOT SPRING SCRAPER CO                                             $276.00

    20388                 ROTTMAN SALES INC                                                    $285.00

    20389                 SCOTT BOND                                                                 $25.50

    20390                 SCODELLER CONSTRUCTION                                          $7,600.43

    20391                 STAR CRANE & HOIST SERVICE INC                                $60.00

    20392                 STANDARD INSURANCE CO.                                          $441.06

    20393                 STATE WIRE & TERMINAL                                             $127.12

    20394                 TRUCK & TRAILER SPECIALTIES                                     $5,697.77

    20395                 VERMEER OF MICHIGAN INC                                          $623.02

    20396                 VERNS REPAIR & SPORT                                                 $22.75

    20397                 WIELAND INTERNATIONAL                                           $48,317.67

    20398                 WONCH BATTERY COMPANY                                         $149.68

    20399                 WYOMING ASPHALT PAVING CO                                    $1,055.54

                                  Grand Total:                                                                      $140,816.82

Keith Ferris attended the meeting to observe.

Motion by Commissioner Pashby seconded by Commissioner Willcutt authorizing Chairman Donald Willcutt to sign the Glass Creek Estates #2 plat.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt & Pashby

                               Abstain:  Dykstra

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

Motion by Commissioner Pashby seconded by Commissioner Dykstra to amend motion of October 31, 2006 authorizing the purchase of a Caterpillar rebuild engine for a Cat Loader 950F with a 2 year or 3,000 hour warranty at a price of $13,179.80 be changed to $14,314.63.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

Motion by Commissioner Willcutt seconded by Commissioner Pashby that the Road Commission shows no interest in Court Case #06-619CH Saint Francis Episcopal Church.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

Motion by Commissioner Willcutt seconded by Commissioner Pashby that the amended Smoking Policy be approved and become effective January 1, 2007.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried



Statement of Policy

In the interest of providing a safe and healthy environment for employees, customers, and visitors and in accordance with the Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act, the following policy has been adopted:

As of January 1, 2007, smoking is prohibited in all buildings and equipment owned and operated by the Barry County Road Commission. 

Notice of Policy

The success of this policy depends upon the thoughtfulness, consideration, and the cooperation of smokers and nonsmokers.  All employees share in the responsibility for adhering to and enforcing this policy.

Copies of this policy are to be distributed to all employees.  Prominent signs displaying the following statement shall be posted at all building entrances:

Smoking is prohibited except outdoors of buildings and equipment, pursuant to the Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act.

Special Consideration

Supervisors will provide special consideration to employees who have identified themselves, with proper medical documentation, as having hypersensitivity to tobacco smoke.  Examples of action that may be taken are:

  • Prohibit smoking in the hypersensitive person’s work area.
  • Relocate the work area of the hypersensitive individual, if possible, to an area where there is no exposure to tobacco smoke.

Enforcement of Policy


Persons observing a violation of this policy should bring it to the attention of their supervisor.  The right of the nonsmoker to protect his/her health and comfort will prevail over an employee’s desire to smoke.


Supervisors receiving the complaint will investigate and take action to resolve the issue as soon as possible.


Persons found to have violated this policy will be subject to disciplinary action(s) in the same manner and magnitude as violations of other agency policies.

Motion by Commissioner Willcutt seconded by Commissioner Dykstra authorizing the Board to sign letter to the County Board of Commissioners dated November 28, 2006 regarding reopening lines of communications.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

Mark Englerth came into the meeting to talk about some concerns.

Wilcox Professional Services talked with the Board on their fees for the Finkbeiner/Crane Road proposal.

Motion by Commissioner Willcutt seconded by Commissioner Dykstra authorizing Chairman Willcutt and Managing Director Brad Lamberg to sign the Finkbeiner/Crane Road contract with Wilcox Professional Services for $790,000.00.

     ROLL CALL:  Yeas, Willcutt, Dykstra, & Pashby

                               Nays, None

                               Motion Carried

Meeting adjourned at 11:00 A.M.

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Chairman                                                                      Secretary

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