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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />COUNTY OF KITTITAS <br />STATE OF WASHINGTON <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2019-0t/8 <br />IMPOSING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS ON COUNTY GRAVEL ROADS BEGINNING <br />MARCH 15, 2019 AND ENDING MAY 1, 2019 <br />WHEREAS: The Kittitas County Board of County Commissioners is given authority to limit <br />the type or weight of vehicles on County roads pursuant to Revised Code of <br />Washington at 36.75.270; and <br />WHEREAS: Thawing conditions on County gravel roads (Exhibit 1 attached) creates <br />conditions likely to adversely impact the surface and subsurface characteristics of <br />gravel roads owing to heavy vehicles; and <br />WHEREAS: Limiting Federal Highway Administration truck class six (6) and above against <br />mounting at risk gravel roads during thaw conditions is anticipated to limit <br />damage to County gravel roads; and <br />WHEREAS: Limiting the gross vehicle weight to less than ten thousand (10,000) pounds <br />against mounting at risk gravel roads during thaw conditions is anticipated to limit <br />damage to County gravel roads; and <br />NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners, in the <br />best interest of the public, does hereby direct the Public Works Department to monitor thawing <br />conditions on County gravel roads and to publish in the newspaper of general circulation weight <br />restrictions on at risk roadways as deemed appropriate by the County Engineer. <br />BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Public Works Department is directed to post all <br />roadways appearing in the newspaper of general circulation of said restrictions defining the <br />period of restriction for local residents and roadway users as deemed appropriate by the County <br />Engineer. <br />DATED this 5th day of March, 2019, at Ellensburg, Washington. <br />BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />KITTITAS COUNTY, WASHINGTON <br />D Deputy q lerk of the Board-Mandy Buchholz <br />?[)0 . /~ ABSENT <br />Laura Osiadacz, Commissioner