A roads work session of the Hart County Board of
Commissioners was be held Thursday
November 6, 2003 at .All Hart County Board of Commissioners were
present along with Jon Caime, Hart County Interim Administrator.
Winter Work Schedule:Interim
County Administrator (IA) Caime explained the winter work schedule for the
roads department will include: Maintenance of gravel roads, finish Winters
lane project, finish Speedway project, begin Long range roads plan bridge
maintenance work (goal of 27 bridges now), clip shoulders on roads to be
sealed next summer (35-50 miles), prepare roads that are to be resurfaced
2004, and to rebuild shoulders on roads paved this past year
on Trackhoe Purchase:IA Caime explained the County had found
a larger and less expensive trackhoe.The Board agreed with the purchase of
this piece of equipment.
on Chip Spreader Purchase:IA
Caime discussed the need to replace the existing chip spreader.This piece of equipment is used for
sealing cracked paved roads, resurfacing tar and gravel roads, and for
first time paving using tar and gravel.After some discussion, the Board decided to wait until the existing
spreader is no longer usable to replace it.
DOT 2003 and DOT 2004 (LARP 03&04, AA 04):An update on the current pending DOT
assisted County road projects was given by IA Caime.The need for funding match on any assistance
was also discussed but IA Caime reported that the SPLOST II account should
be sufficient to cover and funding needs for this.
of Funds Available for 2004:IA
Caime explained that the County currently has $150,000 budgeted for road
paving from SPLOST I.IA Caime also
suggested the Board take an additional $40,000 from the undesignated funds
in SPLOST I and allocate those funds for road paving.IA Caime further explained that $500,000
has been budgeted for road paving from SPLOST II.IA Caime also suggested that the Board
transfer $40,000 currently budgeted in SPLOST II for “temporary road
paving employees” to road paving.The Board agreed with these transfers (no official action taken yet
though).This will provide a total
of $730,000 for road paving for FY04.
of Funds Allocation:IA Caime
explained that if the Board was to do any first time paving, he would
highly recommend we use tar and gravel and place the t&g
on the existing road beds.This
will avoid expensive regrading and roadwork for
these dirt roads.In addition the
cost to place tar and gravel surface is about $7,000 per mile versus
$60,000 for pavement.IA Caime also
explained that prior to placing a t&g
surface, the County must place additional base stone or the pavement will
After considerable discussion, the
Board decided to move forward with the following plan:
Tar and Gravel first time paving of
dirt roads (estimated to total $275,000) to be done by the Hart County Roads
Floyd (0.350 miles from Farm road)
from paved section of Page road to Liberty Hill Church
James Road (0.400 miles from Turner road)
additional $65,000 in first time paving in District 4 (to be decide by
Commissioner Carter and IA Caime)
Resurface of Paved roads (to be
of paved road resurfacing in Districts 2,4 & 5 (to be decided by each
District Commissioner and IA Caime).
of old Beacon Light road (narrow section)
DOT grant 2004 resurfacing (not yet budgeted or roads picked by DOT).