Road maintenance plan to be implemented

This article submitted by Peter Jacobson on 11/08/00.

The Paynesville Township Board of Supervisors will be working on a five-to seven-year road maintenance plan that will be implemented starting in 2001. The plan will most likely include crack sealing and sealcoating as well as some overlays on blacktopped roads in the township.

Proper maintenance on the blacktopped township roads should save money in the long run, according to Don Pietsch, town board chairman.

A public hearing has been set for Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. to receive input regarding designating Cemetery Road as a rustic road. Currently, the speed limit outside the Paynesville city limits is 55 mph. Residents along that road have expressed interest in having the speed limit reduced. Also at the hearing, the speed limit on a portion of Crestridge Road, a rustic road, will receive input. Several residents have asked to increase the limit from the 30 mph posted at present.

Dave Voss and Dale Klein, D & D Snowplowing, have contracted to do the plowing on township roads this winter. They plan to work closely with township officials to make certain all township roads get plowed in a timely manner.

Other business:
The board noted that construction on Briarhill Road will hopefully be completed this fall.

The storm drain project located to the north of the Koronis Civic Arena and the township maintenance shed will be constructed by the township maintenance department.

The "Old Lake Road" signs have been ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive. The signs will replace the County 124 signs that have been taken down. Old Lake Road residents are reminded to change their addresses to "Old Lake Road," using the same house numbers.

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