The Henderson County
Board of Commissioners met for a special called meeting at in the Commissioners' Conference Room
Those present were: Chairman Bill Moyer, Vice-Chairman
Also present were: Planners Autumn Radcliff and Anthony Printz.
CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME
Chairman Moyer called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. Chairman Moyer introduced our Board representative, Conrad Burrell.
PUBLIC HEARING – NC DOT Secondary Roads
Conrad Burrell addressed the Board and thanked them for allowing NCDOT to come and present their Secondary Road Program for the next fiscal year as well as receive comments from the public and the Board of Commissioners and answer any questions that they can. The program includes paving of unpaved roads and improvements of paved secondary roads. He introduced the NCDOT representatives in attendance as:
Joel Setzer, Division Engineer
Brian Burch, Division Maintenance Engineer
Mark Gibbs, District Engineer
Mr. Burrell explained
Secondary Road Program – Calendar Year 2007
Joel Setzer stated that
this is an annual event. He stated that
a few years ago they started getting towards the end of the list of gravel
Mr. Setzer introduced a few more NCDOT folks:
Teddy Green, Head of right-of-way
Dale Davis, Right-of-way agent
Mr. Setzer stated that their office is in Sylva and they go out and get the right-of-ways for these projects.
Jabo Pressley, Supervisor in
Mr. Setzer stated that
they have a fairly ambitious year slated for the calendar year 2007. He stated that they plan on spending about
$8.5 million in
Mark Gibbs reviewed the 2-sheet hand-out, explaining that there is a balance carried forward from prior fiscal years of $6,434,969.00. This is down dramatically from previous years, having been as high as $12 million. They have expended quite a bit of that backlog money and plan on cutting into it significantly more in the up-coming year.
Gravel roads that are planned for paving, are in the process of paving, or were paved but have some minor things yet to be done as well as some that are just getting started:
SR#1734, Stepp Mill Road
SR#1703, Hog Rock Road
SR#1100, Gap Creek Road
SR#1836B, Pot Shoals Road & Camp Creek
Paved Roads that are scheduled for improvements:
SR#1722, Upward Road (Utility Relocations)
SR#1803, Crest Road
SR#1789, Allen Street
SR#1789, Allen Street (two different sections of the road)
SR#1726, Pace Road
SR#1622, N. Clear Creek
SR#1807, Oak Grove Road
SR#1328, Turnpike Road
SR#1331, Banner Farm Road
SR#1314, Banner Farm Road (two different sections of the road)
SR#1426, School House Road
Little River Rd/Crab Creek Road Int.
$225,000 was taken from
the pot of money for spot stabilization and used to cover some over-drafts for
a couple of small construction projects that were worked on this past year. The
two projects were the realignment of
Mr. Gibbs also reviewed the expenditures planned for this year’s money which is $4,234,683.00:
SR#1357, Rockwood Road
SR#1705, Blythe Stepp Road
SR#2161, Lloyd Drive
These are all unpaved
roads, except for Little River Road, scheduled for paving. Little
Commissioners had some questions regarding when certain roads would be improved and how. DOT representatives up-dated the Board on those projects in question. Some were scheduled 10-15 years into the future.
There was none.
Conrad Burrell, again, thanked the Board for the opportunity to come this morning. He reminded the Board that they handle ten counties. They do their best to try to get the monies needed to best help each of those counties.
Elizabeth W. Corn, Clerk to the Board William L. Moyer, Chairman