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Emmet County roads getting facelift

By Staff | May 23, 2014

With a brief inconvenience, area residents should find a couple sections of county road a whole lot better after this week.

Interim county engineer Scott Brunsvold told the Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday that Tri-state Paving had started paving N25 – the Fort Defiance road from Highway 9 – and the Maple Hill road. Work was slated to start Tuesday.

Brunsvold said it would take one day to do the work on each road which is getting a two-inch overlay.

In an insurance update, Frank Johnson of Secure Benefits said the county’s claims usage was down $3,600. Johnson also said rates had gone down a little bit and that the trust of which the county is a member is alive and well.

“We are in great shape,” Johnson said. “Don’t worry about the trust not being there and going away. That’s not going to happen.”

The county also approved June 10 as a public hearing date for an Iowa Department of Transposition of property on the west side of Jim Hall Habitat for a state highway right of way.