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Supervisors ok bridge contract and hear about problems on Indigo Avenue


This news story was published on April 12, 2011.
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The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning and ok’d manure plan, a bridge contract and were told about problems on a gravel road near I-35. Watch video.|The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met Tuesday morning and ok’d manure management plan, a bridge contract and were told about problems on a gravel road. The bridge contract is with Taylor Construction for bridge replacement on S66 south of Dougherty. The cost of the project is $449,854.61.

They also approved an agreement with Union Pacific Railraod to install gates and lights on 220th Street. The lights would be twelve-inch LED flashing lights.

The Supervisors were told of problems on a gravel road (Indigo Avenue) from 180th Street to 200th Street, which is just east of I-35, between Swaledale and Burchinal. County Engineer Mary Kelly explained that confinement lots were hauling very heavy loads in semi-trcuks and causing damage to the roads. “80,000 lb. trucks,” she said. “Every year it’s getting worse. We can’t keep up with the repairs.” The Supervisors agreed to send the confinement owners a letter about the problem.

In other business, the Supervisors ok’d a beer permit for Camp at the Woods in Rock Falls. They also denied a grievance filed by Teamsters Local No. 238. No other details were available on the grievance. Phil Dougherty obstained from the vote. Jay Urdahl and Bob Amosson voted to deny the grievance.

For more information, watch the entire meeting:

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