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Posted on December 11, 2017 at 5:33 PM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 12/11/2017
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
Twp.) We will be having a final improvement hearing during
our December 12, 2017, Board of Commissioners Meeting. Meeting location is on second floor of
Historical County Courthouse Building, in the commissioner’s room.
JD17 (Garden City
Twp.) We will be hosting an informal landowner meeting to
discuss possible repairs / improvements to this drainage system. Part of the discussion will be updated plans
and prices. Affected landowners will
receive a mailed notice of time and location.
time of year for drainage. Don’t get me wrong
- we do still have projects and repairs going on, but as far as newsworthy
happenings, it is pretty quiet. Like I stated
above, the only project that was still going on as of last week is JD34 which is
northeast of Eagle Lake by about two or three miles.
At the moment,
we have five different contractors working on 20 plus repairs, cleanings and
televising projects. We have been very
fortunate to have cooperative weather this fall and early winter season. Every year we usually have a sizable number
of repairs to make and this weather definitely helps to get some of those repairs
crossed off the list. Many of these
repairs get crammed into the end of the year because we often can’t fix things
if there is standing crop in the area of repair.
This is a
good time of year to get everything finished and things prepared for the new
year. We are looking at a pretty busy
year for 2018 already. Many of these drainage
systems are 70 plus years old and reaching the end of their expected life. Improvements and major repairs are almost expected
on some of these aging systems.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of December4 – December 8:
I came across this interesting sign last week.
Please call with issues you observe on our
public drainage system, as there is a lot of open ditch and tile in our county
and only two of us in the drainage department. We will do our absolute
best to service your issues and concerns as we receive them.
We require that all repairs to a county
drainage system (tile or open ditch) be authorized by one us in the drainage
office, either Craig or myself, before any repairs are made.
Drainage Management Specialist