Drew County Judge’s report
Drew County got hit with a blast of winter weather last week that caused problems for many residents, but thankfully it only lasted about a day.
I started out last week at the road department as always, and also attended a meeting at Drew Memorial regarding the search for a new administrator.
Tuesday, I took care of office duties and also performed a wedding.
Wednesday through Friday of last week, I attended the winter conference of the Association of Arkansas Counties in North Little Rock. I’ll have more to say about this in next week’s column.
Road Department Activity
Monday - Six employees were sick. Others cleaned ditches on Collins-Lacey and Dickson roads and fixed a hole on Midway Route. Sand was hauled and signs were put up on Cater Lane. Skipper Bridge Road was bushhogged.
Tuesday - Several employees were still sick, but others hauled pipes to Jose Chapel and East Mt. Zion roads. A bridge was checked on Garnett Road and ditches were cleaned out on Pumpkin Center Road. Lambert, Skipper Bridge and Ras Pace roads were bushhogged and limbs were chipped on Lambert and Ras Pace roads.
Wednesday - Snow day
Thursday - Roads were checked throughout the county in the wake of the snow and ice. A number of culverts were cleaned out. A pair of 18 x 20 pipes were installed on Jose Chapel Road and two 24 x 30 pipes were installed on East Mt. Zion Road. South Allis and Old Warren roads were bladed. Several loads of SB2 were hauled from Pine Bluff to the shop. Skipper Bridge Road was bushhogged and limbs were chipped there.
Friday - SB2 was hauled from the shop and spread on Gee’s Landing Road. Gee’s Landing was then double-bladed, along with James Glennon and Longview roads. Signs were put up and work was done around the shop. Hayden Loop, Pleasant Springs, Garnett, Dow Russell and Avery roads were bladed. South Bowser, Old Warren, South Wilmar, Sanderlin, Barkada, Stafford and Dickson roads were patched, as well as Drew County 133. Florence, Mt. Tabor, Brixie and Tara Grove roads were bladed as well, and tires were put on the grader. Ditches were cleaned on Lambert Road and Four Mile Creek Road was bushhogged. Limbs were chipped on Ras Pace and Mhoon roads.