Supervisors review 28E agreement with Riverside

By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL


The supervisors reviewed a 28E agreement with the City of Riverside at its meeting Tuesday morning.

The agreement would coordinate construction work on Riverside Road between the city and the county, Washington County engineer Jacob Thorius said.

A year and a half ago the county and the city applied for a Traffic Safety Improvement Grant. The county was awarded $500,000 and part of that grant was in conjunction with improvements on Riverside Road.

?They want to pave 2 feet of the shoulders along River Street, which is Riverside Road when you?re in the City of Riverside, up to Pioneer Street,? Thorius said, ?so it?s two 2-foot shoulders along with rumble strips.?

Edge lines will also be painted when the construction is done, he added.

The agreement talks about the county providing design services to the City of Riverside and doing the project along with the county?s overlay project up to Spruce Avenue on Riverside Road, Thorius said.

The grant prorates the services out. The city has $21,250 of grant money to cover the exspenses. Anything beyond that, the city will be responsible for and they will have 30 days to pay the county for its services.

Both the city and the county attorneys reviewed the agreement and are fine with it.

The City of Riverside will take formal action on the 28E agreement at its Nov. 6 council meeting.

No formal action was taken on the agreement by the county Tuesday on the 28E agreement. A resolution is being prepared for the next supervisors meeting.

The supervisors also approved an amendment to the county?s five-year construction plan, a Class C liquor license for Riverside VFW Post No. 6414, the quarterly report from the Washington County Sheriff?s office, and the monthly report from the Washington County Recycling Center.

The board approved personnel change requests for the Washington County Sheriff department. Josh Laws and Charles Halvorson were hired as Washington County Rescue personnel.