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Posted on January 23, 2018 at 8:21 AM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 1/22/2018
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
On February 6th
at 9:15 am we will be having the CD28
final acceptance hearing and final engineering report. The hearing is in the Blue Earth County Commissioners board room; second floor of the Historic Courthouse
at 204 S. 5th St, Mankato MN 56001.
Affected landowners should receive notice by mail at least 10 days prior
to the hearing date.
in the drainage world lately, which is to be expected with the weather we’ve been
having. Pictured is the blizzard that I thought we'd never get this season.
The past few weeks have been
mostly meetings and paperwork. The
meetings that we have been having are landowner meetings to discuss possible
repairs or improvements for our aging drainage systems. Almost all of those meetings have resulted in decisions to
move towards improving the systems.
I came across a
neat article on the MN Department of Natural Resources website for those of you that are looking to stay active outdoors this
winter. Most of
these activities are family friendly to get everyone out and about during these
winter months. http://www.exploreminnesota.com/where-to-go/southern/
that are looking to get out this week, you can tour the latest and greatest in the agricultural world. Stop by the MN AG Expo at the Verizon Center this week
starting Wednesday. There will be a number of good
speakers on key topics. I plan on
attending two of the speaking topics on Wednesday myself as they relate to
things in drainage management.
Check out the link for more show information including speakers and
This time of year, we are busy with internal office work, including planning for upcoming drainage
projects, and also other behind the scene stuff.
Levies, splits and bonding are parts of the moving wheels of drainage
management that operate quietly in the background. This is the time of year, many of those
time consuming and paperwork intensive things are getting done. For me personally, it’s a good thing for me to
learn these tasks as it makes me a more well-rounded drainage management person.
We will have a very busy spring 2018, much as
we did spring of 2017. I look forward to
another good year in drainage and the challenges it may bring.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of January 15 – January 19:
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