OCTOBER 25, 2000

1: 00 P.M.






Chairman Dave Rector opened meeting of October 25, 2000 Drainage Board. The first order of business was the approval of minutes of October 11, 2000. Commissioner Barr made motion to approve. Commissioner Pike seconded the motion. Motion carried3-0.



MEMBERS PRESENT:†††††††††† Dave Rector, Chairman; Jack Pike, Vice-Chairman:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Larry Barr, Secretary; Don Ashley, Attorney for

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Board and Mike Irvin, Surveyor.




ALSO PRESENT:†††††††††††††††††† Donald Wade, Allen Mosbey, W.C. Bussing, Bruce

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Biggerstaff, Danny Ubelhor, James E. Morley, Ralph

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Blake and Sherri Phillips.







MIKE IRVIN: Schnepper was bid 5-8-2000 and got lost in the shuffle. Mike read Specs:

Remove siltationfrom flow line and clear the channel to average even width. Install 2/1í slopes on both banks of the ditch. Removed brush and or debris shall be piled in cleared areas not more than 75 feet from the top of bank for burning. All brush piles shall be thoroughly burned. Any unburned root wads or debris shall be buried with not less than 2 and Ĺ cover, with the bury area to be thoroughly compacted by the contractorís machinery. The contractor shall seed all disturbed banks at the end of each day of bank construction. Seed will be furnished by the Warrick County Surveyors Office. All excavated spoils shall be leveled to a uniform height of 6 ď or less. All lateral drains shall be open at project completion. All work will be subject to the approval of the Warrick County Surveyor.

Work shall be performed in the areas as shown on the attached map. From Franz Road East and thence North to the culvert inlet at the farm access lane, behind Edward Franzís property. Total length is approx. 3,200 feet.

COMMISSIONER PIKE: I didnít really hear it, but I want to ask a question, Did you say work on both sides of the ditch and does that say that?

MIKE: Install a 2/1 slope on both banks of the ditch. What your getting at is, that is the typical way they read. The map also shows both sides. The first quote we have is from Warrick Excavating. The quote is for $4,000.00

The second one is from Jerry Aigner Construction and his quote is $4,576.00.

Commissioner Barr made motion to accept Warrick Excavating quote of $4,000.00.

Commissioner Pike 2nd.Motion carries 3-0.






Mike Irvin stated that there has been a difference of opinion on how the specs read down on Fisher-Hugel.( Mike shows Board copy of specs) as you can see it says basically the same thing I just read in the other specs to slope banks on both sides of the ditch. We have a disagreement that if indicated only one side and the operator could move side to side as he saw the need to do so. Under his understanding of the specs he says he is done with the exception of burning, cleaning up and leveling his spoils. We donít agree. There is approximately a 1000 feet of ditch bank that wasnít cleared a right-of-way on, he did slope the bank from the opposite side, but he didnít clear the right-of-way. Thatís become an issue. The Northern bank he cleared a maintenance trail like we do, but didnít have it cleaned up as yet. Based upon what he understands the specs to be, weíve inspected it roughly for approval and the way it sits today the job is not complete. I tried to talk with him and Iíve reached an impasse.

COMMISSIONER RECTOR: He thinks heís done and your saying heís not, is that correct?

MIKE: We both agree he has to clean up and level the spoils, but in essence yes, your statement is correct.

COMMISSIONER RECTOR: You think he still has footage to clear?

MIKE: Yes, total length of the project is 3000 feet, both sides.

Commissioner Rector asked Don Ashley if he had looked at this?

Don stated that he had discussed it with Mike.

Commissioner Rector asked if the specs were clear enough that a contractor could follow them?

Don said that was the problem, Mike says yes, Mr. Aigner has a different opinion. I would suggest that Mr. Aigner be asked to appear before the Board. Mike has indicated to me as he has to you that the job is not completed according to the specifications.

Mike pointed out that the specifications that were just accepted were written the same way and the contractor understood that it meant both sides.

Commissioner Rector stated that he thought Mr. Ashley had a good suggestion to come to the Board and explain why he doesnít understand it and why he thinks heís complete.

Commissioner Barr agreed that Mr. Aigner should come before the Board and try to get it worked out.







Mike stated that Allen Mosbey has asked that we clean it, he is getting ready to put in filter strips along the ditch bank and he would like it straightened up and cleaned before he did that. We are looking up names and getting it ready to bid.

Commissioner Barr made motion to take bids on Gardner Webb ditch. Commissioner Pike seconded the motion. Motion carried 3-0.


Mr. Don Wade asked that Fisher Hugel be brought back up.