WILMA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ ROAD INSPECTION, MAY 18, 2020
Chairman Glen Williamson called the meeting to order at the Duxbury Store at 10:00 a.m. Also present were Supervisors Gary Vink, Road Manager Alden Shute, Clerk Paul Raymond, and for portions of the inspection, Danforth Supervisor Jason Palme.
CROOKED LAKE ROAD: Jason Palme, Danforth Supervisor, joined us for Crooked Lake and Eagle Head Roads. Three loads Class 5 at the beginning of the road, 1/8 mile in.
EAGLE HEAD ROAD: Blading and routine maintenance.
DOLLAR LAKE ROAD: Blading and routine maintenance.
VINK ROAD: At 9/10ths mile in 2 loads class five. 1 – 2 loads at the end of the road.
MINK FARM ROAD: Routine blading, blade wet and soft spots.
MAYFIELD ROAD: Routine blading. At snowmobile trail at .4 mile put two loads and blade wet spot. Will eventually need an equalization culvert at 1 mile; the water level is higher on the south side.
LITTLE TAMARACK LAKE ROAD: Routine blading. At 3/10 mile in 2 loads gravel at the boat landing. The lake is high and close to the road. At 9/10 mile 3 loads at the wet spot near 47309. Alden says to keep an eye on the road for further erosion due to high water level; it’s holding up so far.
SHORT ROAD: (no gravel) Blade to dig up the grass. Routine blading.
LOST RIVER ROAD: Big project for 2020: Road is dry and in good shape one day after yesterday’s rain but Alden says there is no gravel to work with and he wants to put down 26 loads of gravel on the full length of Lost River Road this summer. Routine blading. Ditches are draining well; no water on road.
RIVER CABIN ROAD: Routine blading. Last year’s big project put 30 – 35 loads of class 5 gravel over entire road. Need to widen the shoulders of the road at 6/10 mile in where the road has a bad frost boil and put 2 loads of rock and 2 loads of gravel.
MONA DRIVE: Another major project: 14 loads of gravel up to 65380. Good after that. Routine blading.
KENNY PETERSON ROAD: Routine blading.
SOUTH DUNCAN ROAD: Routine blading and leveling. Five loads of pit-run at the end, per Mike and Gary who inspected the road on Friday. A fallen tree blocked the road today and Alden will get a chain saw and cut it up.
FUST LANE: Routine blading.
LANGSTROM LANE: Routine blading.
PETE ANDERSON ROAD: Carlson Timber did a lot of work on the road last year, ditching the first part and putting a lot of gravel down. The culvert at ½ mile needs to be replaced with 18” x 30′ culvert, plus a load of gravel. One mile in needs 2 loads gravel at the wet spot; Alden said he’d try to grade it out first. Glen said we should ditch a quarter or so mile of the east side of the road at the 1.5 mile point where there are very wet spots. Alden said we could hire Summerland or another excavator to do the ditching like Carlson’s did last year on the first part of the road.
SCHMEDEKE LANE: Routine blading.
NORTH DUNCAN ROAD: Routine blading. We do not routinely blade after the 1.5 mile point, but our road continues another ¾ mile.
MC CULLEN DRIVE: Routine blading.
HELLER DRIVE: Regular blading. At 1/10 mile need two loads class 5. Two wet spots at 3/10 and 4/10 mile, need four loads pit run at each spot, 8 total.
TAMARACK PINE DRIVE: Regular blading.
Glen moved to adjourn; Gary seconded; Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m. Total 4.5 hours.
Paul Raymond, Clerk_______________________________
Glen Williamson, Chair______________________________