Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hold Public Hearings On Manure Management Plans; Approve Request For Lowered Speed Limit

Tue 7-9-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning held public hearings on two manure management plans for New Fashion Pork. The plans are for the application of hog manure from existing confinements in Emmet county on some land the company owns in extreme eastern and northeastern Dickinson county. One of those is in Superior Township, near Christopherson Slough, while the other is in Lloyd Township. The supervisors approved separate motions on each application to take no action. Approval with the permits lies solely with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Both plans call for manure to be injected into the soil through a method known as “zone tillage”.

Supervisors also today (Tues.) formally approved a new contract with Shamrock Recycling for curbside recycling pick up. The new contract has a rate of $3,104 a month over the next five years.

In other business, the supervisors approved sending a letter to the Iowa Department of Transportation requesting a traffic study into the possibility of having stop lights installed at the intersection of Highway 71, Nature Center Road and 41st Street. The county has partial jurisdiction at that intersection where a fatal accident took place this past spring.

Another traffic related matter, the supervisors approved a request from the city of Arnolds Park to reduce the speed limit on County Road A31 just east of Bridges Bay to 35 miles per hour; and they approved the placement of a yield sign for westbound traffic at the intersection of 300th Avenue and 250th Street south and west of Terril, which was also the site of a serious accident earlier this spring.