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Supervisors study road conditions

By Staff | Oct 7, 2009

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took a hard look at the condition of gravel roads throughout the county after the recent spate of continued rains.

Emmet County Engineer Roger Patocka said roads will likely be in even worse condition given manure hauling and harvest season. He said spot graveling is done wherever bad areas are detected.

“The roads are not going to be in the best conditions,” Patocka said.

The board asked Patocka to resume monthly meetings between secondary roads staff and the board.

In other business, Emmet County Health Director Kathy Preston updated the board on H1N1 and the seasonal fly. Preston said the county should get 100 doses sometime this week. Targeted populations are pregnant women, people with children under six months, ages six months to 24 years and health-care workers. She said the program will take 12-16 weeks to complete.

Emmet County Emergency Management Director Terry Reekers discussed septic tank inspections and well closure and water testing with the board.

Reekers also noted that substantial penalties were being enforced for anyone burning illegally in the county.