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Hearing to vacate road set

County looks to return two miles of 500th Avenue to adjacent owners

August 16, 2013
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville News

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors again moved forward vacating two miles of road on Tuesday.

The board passed a resolution to set the public hearing for 9:15 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27 on vacating 500th Avenue between 200th Street and 220th Street.

Adjacent property owners to the area will be notified about the hearing. The supervisors must approve each of three separate readings and three different meetings before the action becomes final. The road will then revert to those property owners.

In other business, county engineer Roger Patocka reported that a company has been hired to paint the edge and centerlines on paved roads in the west half of the county.

Patocka estimates there are 160 miles of paved road in Emmet County and half, about 80 miles, is painted each year.

Also Tuesday, Patocka presented three utility permits that the board approved.

The first was for Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative for a single, plowed underground 7200volt cable from the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 4 and 380th Avenue to a point approximately 1,000 feet west.

The second was for Windstream of Emmetsburg for a six paired phone cable crossing in the 190th Street right-of-way in Armstrong Grove Township sections 21 and 28.

The third permit was for Ringtel Communications of Ringsted for a 12-pair phone cable crossing 530th Avenue and along 530th Avenue and 206 Street to Halfa Feed Mill. That is in Armstrong Grove township sections 31 and 32.

The supervisors also approved a six-month contract between Emmet County and Seasons Center effective July 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013.



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