After spending $200,000 since 2011 to repair Caroline Boulevard, county supervisors approved hiring a geotechnical engineering firm Monday to find out why the roadway continues to be in disrepair.  

County Engineer Dan Gaillet told supervisors there is an underlying problem on that road and they need to get to the core of it.  

Gaillet asked the board for permission to hire Burns, Cooley, Dennis, Inc. “to make a determination as to why failures are continuously occurring along Caroline Boulevard.” The amount of the contract is to not exceed $6,000.  

Gaillet said given the amount the county has spent on the road, this is the best course of action so as to not “throw more asphalt at a problem.” 

District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin asked if an irrigation system running underneath the road was the problem.  

Gaillet said early engineering reports from 2008 suggest that isn’t the cause, reiterating that’s why he wanted to hire Burns, Cooley, Dennis, Inc.  

The request was unanimously approved by supervisors.  

In other board action, supervisors:  

• Appointed LeeAnna Massey as deputy receiving clerk

• Approved a low quote from Bluewater Architectural Products for doors on the Circuit Clerk’s Office in the amount of $15,982

• Acknowledged a traffic calming study for Nestling Cove

• Approved utility permits for C Spirt on American Way and Westfalen Drive

• Approved engaging a landscape architect to look at the grounds of the historic courthouse on the Canton Square for irrigation, sidewalk resurfacing, growing grass, and soil erosion

• Approved to pay 25 hours at $25 per hour to Rodderick Green and Nikolai Lesh for L&A election equipment testing

• Approved a preliminary plat for Proprietor’s Pointe on the northwest corner of Cedar Hill Road and Mt. Leopard Road

• Approved paying Neel-Schaffer up to $13,500 to do a traffic intersection analysis in Grayhawk subdivision of the 11 all-way stop controlled intersections

• Approved a speed limit reduction from 30 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h. on East Sowell Road

• Approved the submission of an application for the state’s emergency road bridge fund program

• Renewed a recycling container rental and haul-off service contract for the container at the Southwest Madison Fire Station

• Reappointed Cline Wyman as the County Fire Investigator

• Approved a formal contract with UMR as third-party administrator of the county’s self-insured health insurance program