County panel hears road suggestion at shortened meetingDavison County resident Clark Edwards suggested the commissioners investigate the use of Elvaloy, a new polymer modified asphalt that reportedly lasts longer and stays smoother than unmodified asphalts.
By: Ross Dolan, The Daily Republic
Out of respect for County Commissioner David Weitala — who died while shoveling snow early Tuesday — the Davison County commissioners held an abbreviated meeting.
During the citizen input segment of the meeting, county resident Clark Edwards suggested the commissioners investigate the use of Elvaloy, a new polymer modified asphalt that reportedly lasts longer and stays smoother than unmodified asphalts.
“It increases asphalt durability and flexibility,” Edwards said. He had no information on costs.
Edwards also said that Letcher Road, or 404th Avenue, has been heavily damaged and needs work. The commissioners directed Highway Superintendent Rusty Weinberg to investigate.
In other business, the commissioners:
* Approved bills and time sheets.
* Postponed an executive session on personnel and a discussion, in open session, of personnel needs at the jail.
* At the recommendation of Weinberg, declared the county’s official intent to use about $120,000 in State Transportation Improvement Program dollars in 2012.
* Postponed further discussion on indigent hospital bills.
* Approved, at the recommendation of the Zoning Commission, two Davison county plats, one for Florence Erpenbach and the second for Ron and Steve Potas. The latter also includes a variance for an addition for an existing pole shed.
* Set 9:30 a.m. Jan. 31 as the time and date for the first reading of a redistricting resolution and 9:30 a.m. Feb. 7 as the time and date for the second reading and adoption of that resolution.