Sunday, October 27, 2013

Consultant Report previewed at R & B Meeting

The R&B Advisory Committee met on 10/17 at the Public Works Annex on San Casa. They reported that the cleaning of the culvert on Palm Drive is in progress, and the Kosinski Bridge inspection has not been done yet.  Charlotte County will update us at the next meeting.

The report from the Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies at Penn State was reviewed.  Generally, it stated that the test patch of road on Bocilla Drive was going in the right direction, adding some specifications that might improve the work.  It was agreed that the present contractor (under contract with the County until September of 2014) will use the same material to fill the roads.  The material consists of 4” of washed shell, 2” of beach sand. The roads will be graded and crowned.  They will ultimately be 18’ “cart-ways” or “travel-ways” within the right-of-ways.

Discussion also determined that road grading will also be done as needed, as opposed to staying to a specific timetable throughout the year. Also discussed was more prep work before the shell & sand are placed, such as possibly removing some of the marle that had been placed in the past.

The committee also spoke about the possibility of having a county-owned tractor left on the island, rather than accruing barge fees per trip, but this needs to be checked by the county attorney.

SAVE THE DATE: the R&B committee will be hosting a community meeting/ workshop on November 2nd at 10:00 AM under Tim & Rose Malone’s house. (111 Bocilla Drive) Join the committee to discuss future plans for road maintenance and improvements.

The next regular meeting of the R&B Committee will be held on November 20th at 3:00 PM at the Public Works annex on San Casa

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