Dickinson Supervisors Adopt Trails Resolution; Hear Update On Construction Of Spirit Lake Road Maintenance Facility

Tue 10-13-2020

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) approved a resolution supporting future grant applications for a project that would connect the county's trail system to one being built north out of Clay county. Erin Reed of the Dickinson County Trails Board told the supervisors the project would likely follow Highway 71 right-of-way south of Milford...Supervisors101301 

"So we go west from the spine trail to the south end of Milford and then it goes south to 240th Street. Clay county is close to getting to our county line. They have like three quarters of a mile left to go to get up past Fostoria."

In other business, County Engineer Dan Eckert told the supervisors construction of the county's new road maintenance facility east of Spirit Lake will likely be suspended for the season with the onset soon of much colder weather...Supervisors101302 

"What this will do is it will force the entire completion date that is May 31st right now way back to more like this time next year, but there's no penalty in the contract and I don't think it's really a problem. I'm okay getting a quality product by waiting until spring rather than try to heat the contact, tent the concrete. So that may come to a screeching halt until spring."

The supervisors also set November 13th at 10:00 am as the date and time for a bidletting on a project in drainage district 31. A public hearing on the bids for the same project is set for 9:00 am November 17th.

Supervisors also again today (Tues.) stopped short on acting on a proposal to purchase an ultraviolet filtration system for the courthouse air handler system to help address covid concerns, saying they wanted more information on costs and possible funding.