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Posted on January 29, 2018 at 2:19 PM by Ryan Hiniker
Blogger's Note: We're publishing on Tuesday this week due to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday.
Drainage update 1/16/2018
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
Things are usually
pretty quiet this time of year, especially when the extreme cold temperatures have
everything frozen tight. I have been
keeping busy with meetings the last couple weeks. Last week, we had a Minnesota Viewers Association
meeting that discussed hydrology and valuing drainage on different soils.
We have had a
few landowner meetings lately. It sounds
like we might be staying busy with the possibility of a couple new improvement
projects for either much later this year or next.
The Minnesota Ag Expo is
coming to Mankato next week. There should be a
few interesting speakers to listen to, besides checking out some of the latest
and greatest gadgets from the Ag industry.
There will be a wide spectrum of vendors there, from tile contractors to
precision ag software and seed companies.
Check out the link for more information.
I plan on attending to listen to two different speakers.
There is not much for
new repairs coming with the frozen ground.
We still have a fair number of repairs to make from last fall. We just hope for good spring weather to get
all those repairs done ahead of planting season. We will have three major projects starting back
up in the spring, including JD34 LeRay Township, JD09 LeRay Township, and
CD12 Mankato Township. I expect the
CD48 improvement project will be going out for bids fairly soon, and we may have
yet another major improvement project starting this spring.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of January 8 – January 12:
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