Drew County Judge’s report
This week started off just a little different. Instead of meeting at the shop first thing Monday morning, we all went out to Barkada Road around 6 a.m. and evaluated what all needed to be done as we rebuild and chip-and-seal the west end of the road. The rest of the day Monday was taken up by paperwork.
On Tuesday, I spent the day in Little Rock at a seminar for equalization boards. County Assessor Beth Davis, County Clerk Lyna Gulledge, and county equalization board members J.D. West, Bob Kizer and Mickey Findley also attended.
Wednesday, I spoke with Andy Pearson regarding insurance coverage that is available for volunteer firefighters. I also married a couple that afternoon. The rest of the week was taken up with regular office work.
I want to remind county residents that we are now in our busiest period of road work for the year, therefore, our graders will not be coming around quite as often for awhile. Once we start rebuilding, chip-and-sealing and putting down asphalt, the majority of our employees are needed for those processes, so we get fewer roads graded. I’m sorry for the inconvenience, but I ask everyone to be patient. I believe the improved roads will be worth the wait.
Road Department Activity
On Monday, dirt was loaded at the industrial park and hauled to the old landfill. Limbs were also cut on Lacey-Collins Road.
Tuesday saw North and South Cominto, Rash Crossing, Ott Pace and Darnell roads double-bladed. Ditches were pulled on Rash Crossing Road and an 18x20 pipe was installed on Countryview Road. Soil cement work was done on Barkada to stabilize the road bed and Selma-Collins Road was bushhogged. Limbs were cleared on Selma-Collins Road.
On Wednesday, Burton, Bowser, Old Warren, and State School roads were sprayed for weeds. Soil-cement work continued on Barkada Road and limb-clearing and bushhogging continued on Selma-Collins Road.
Bowser, Green Hill and South Wilmar roads were sprayed Thursday. Limb-clearing and bushhogging continued on Selma-Collins Road and soil-cement work continued on Barkada.
On Friday, Wilson, Old Hwy. 13, and half of Bowser Road were sprayed. Limbs were picked up on Florence Road. A pothole was patched on Dave Knight Road and soil-cement work continued on Barkada Road.