New custodian Craig Lupkes was introduced to the Kearney County Board of Supervisors during the regular July 5 meeting. Lupkes began training that morning with Jon Dorn who will retire in September.
Highway Superintendent Randy Smith presented a possible road maintenance project to the board. The armor coating on two miles of road near Summerhaven is cracking. The road has been armor coated twice and Smith believes a new solution is needed. He proposed a shallow asphalt overlay known as micro paving which costs approximately $50,000 per mile.
He believes the cracking is a result of snow removal and heavy traffic on the uneven surface. The micro paving would result in a smoother roadway that should last longer. Smith informed the supervisors he planned to bid the project out this Fall.
see July 12 Courier for full story