Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Human Resources Administrator Dee Hawbaker brought three new employees before the Board for introductions. John Lehman, Paul Price, and Robert Smith, are all new Equipment Operators in the Highways Department.
Hagerstown Regional Airport Manager Carolyn Motz brought a request for a budget transfer of $163,270 for revenue and expenses due to the reinstatement of Essential Air Service (EAS). The budget for the current fiscal year did not plan for airline service, because it was not known if EAS would be reinstated at the time the budget was prepared, early spring of 2005. Revenues have come in from Passenger Facility Charges, Operating Grants, Concession fees, terminal rentals and other rentals, and appropriate expenditures charged to offset the increase, preserving the balanced budget, Motz said. The measure was approved by unanimous vote. Motz also requested a 120-day extension of the On-Call Engineering contract to U.R.S. consultants while a request for proposal for contract renewal is being developed. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Deputy Director of Public Works Joe Kroboth, and Chief Engineer Terry McGee, brought this recommendation before the Board regarding Resh Road Landfill Closure Phase I, Closure Cap Construction. The request is to conditionally award the contract, subject to Maryland Department of the Environment concurrence, to the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder, Pavex, Inc. of Camp Hill, PA, for the total bid amount of $3,787,256.15. In accordance with state and federal regulations, the County is required to cap the closed Resh Road Landfill. The project has been broken down into two distinct phases. The subject contract is for Phase I and consists of the north or N Cells located on the north side of Resh Road. The area to be capped consists of approximately 24 acres. The project includes the placing of a geosynthetic and soil cap over approximately 24 acres of former landfill cells; modification of an existing storm water management pond; installation of a landfill gas flaring system; and upgrades of various drainage systems and structures. The recommendation, to approve the measure contingent on Maryland Department of the Environment concurrence was approved by unanimous vote.