By David Fleet
Goodrich-On Monday night the village council voted 3-0 to approve the Transportation Asset Management Plan project, proposed by Flint-based Wade Trim. The cost of the project is not to exceed $22,500. Council members Tim Light and Wendy Ciaramitaro were absent with notice.
Bid requests for a plan to manage the village roads were sent to Wade Trim, Rowe Engineering, Spicer Group, Boss Engineering and Fleis & VandenBrink. Only Wade Trim responded with a proposal for the village.
“They (Wade Trim) will help us come up with a plan for our roads which is greatly needed,” said Sheri Wilkerson, village administrator and clerk. “The PASER rating will help them come up with a plan. Wade Trim is our road and bridge people. We’ve never had a plan (for long term road management) in place.”
The Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission utilizes a pavement management system consisting of a PASER or Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating system and RoadSoft that was developed for asset management reporting. The process includes development and organization of pavement inventory; assessment of current conditions of pavement and create models to predict future conditions. The report also creates scenarios for pavement maintenance based on the village budget and condition requirements.
Shannon McCafferty, village president said roads have been an issue in the village for years.
“This council started the process,” she said. “ We’d be foolish not to (move forward).”
The price is firm until the project is completed.
In January the village council voted 3-0 to hire the Genesee County Road Commission to provide engineering services related to PASER rating of all hard surfaced completed through top course, roads in the village. The cost of the project which started earlier this year was about $2,000. The decision followed a special village road meeting last December at Goodrich High School to discuss a long term plan for the community thoroughfares.