April 20: NWZAW & Board Working Session

Good morning,

Buckle up WCRC, as orange barrel season kicks into gear! This week marked National Work Zone Awareness Week, where we encourage safe driving in our work zones. Once again, our maintenance crews spent a lot of time grading and patching our unpaved roads. District 5 crew started our first limestone haul of the year and engineering staff kicked off the construction season with virtual meetings for the Lohr Road resurfacing and the Michigan Avenue reconstruction projects.

At the WCRC Board working session, our auditors, Plante Moran, outlined WCRC’s 2022 finances and announced that our organization received a clean audit. Additionally, the Board reviewed the 2023 Q1 budget report about our assets and expenditures. Due to WCRC’s healthy position coming out of 2022, staff recommended that several unfunded projects be restored in the 2023 Q1 budget and to make a down payment on the new Main Yard Salt Barn. Shout out to Dan Ackerman, Jamie Kraus, and Tracy Balkwell for their detailed work and long hours on the audit and budget!

We also want to thank all of you who participated in our employee engagement survey; Speak Up WCRC, We’re Listening. The next step is to meet with Gallup to go over the data and identify next steps. Stay tuned for more information on the results.

This weekend’s forecast is calling for rain, so I hope you all get to enjoy the sunshine today!

Take care & stay safe,