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Posted on October 29, 2018 at 8:12 PM by Ryan Hiniker
Drainage update 10/29/2018
Upcoming Drainage Hearings or Meetings:
Last week was a very quick blur of a week, as I had just returned from vacation last Wednesday. It’s hard to get caught up right away after being gone for a week, and I’m actually still trying to get fully caught up.
Sounds like the weather was fairly nice while I was away and our contractors have been making the best of it. Our JD09 improvement project is coming along very well despite some major setbacks. Our other contractors that are doing miscellaneous repairs across the county are getting caught up, especially now that large areas of crops have been harvested. It still amazes me how quickly harvest goes; every year it seems to get quicker and quicker. Larger and more modern equipment definitely helps.
So, what’s still going on for the rest of the year with Blue Earth County Public Drainage? We have way more than enough work, I’m hoping the weather holds as nice as it can, for as long as it can. We still have to finish two current improvements, plus start a new one yet this year. We have two major repair projects, one of which will need to be completed yet this year. All that is on top of all the numerous miscellaneous repairs to make all across the county. We are also trying to close out improvements from the previous years. So needless to say, yes, we have a very busy fall / early winter ahead of us.
So where does a guy go for a week away from work? Well Disney World (of course!), Sea World, and NASA. It was a very fun, once-in-a lifetime, family trip. The weather was very warm for Fall, but we made the best of it. All three parks we visited were each amazing in their own ways. I was hoping to hit the Mega Millions jackpot so I could go again, but I will have to try again next time. I have included just a few photos from our trip.
Recent Drainage Inspections – week of October 24 – October 26:
Stay alert out there as harvest season is still going on. Watch for large slower-moving equipment. We don’t want any accidents and hope all loved ones get home at night.
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