Dickinson Co. Supervisors Set Date For Public Hearing On DD 31 Re-Classification Report; Authorize Seeking Federal Funding For County Road N-14 Project

Tue 2-2-2021

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) set April 13th as the date for a public hearing on a reclassification report for a proposed project in Drainage District 31 near Superior. John Hite of Beck Engineering presented the report, which he says is based on an estimated project cost of $300,000. Some landowners in the district had filed a petition calling for the project, but not all of them are in favor. Hite told the supervisors what will happen between now and the hearing...Supervisors02022101 

"We'll send out this report to all of the landowners and with instructions on how to essentially make a case and have any sort of formal objection to it. We'll hear the objections, you guys will consider the objections and then at that point we can make changes to the re-classification report based on those objections. If there's something that we need more time to evaluate we could table it and then do that evaluation and come back and continue to essentially sort through these objections that any landowners have."

On another matter, the supervisors gave the go ahead to apply for federal funding to help cover the cost of a re-surfacing project. County Engineer Dan Eckert says it would be for a two mile stretch of County Road N-14 between Highway 9 and Terril...Supervisors02022102 

"We're looking at re-surfacing, replacing culverts, shoulder widening for $1.5 million. We're seeking $500,000 from the Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Grant. I'm not real optimistic we'll get it. We've gotten two big, big contributions the last two years, A-34 in Milford we got $1.6 million for and then M-27 into Lake Park from Highway 9 we got $900,000 for last year."

Eckert says the work is planned for fiscal year 2025. He says the goal is to eventually re-surface the road all the way to Terril.