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County will require new hog confinements to pay half of road upgrades

By Staff | Jun 8, 2017

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors, the supervisors took citizen feedback and financial issues under advisement as they considered who was responsible for updating level B roads near hog confinements. The supervisors approved a resolution that states going forward from June 6, 2017, the owners of any new confinements must pay half the cost of upgrading the roads.

The supervisors also approved contracts for fuel and propane from K&H Cooperative of Gruver in the amount of $6,855 for propane and from MaxYield Cooperative of Gruver for $162,609.30 in fuel. Both were low bids within Emmet County.

Barb Bohm, county assessor and zoning administrator, stated that Steve Hallgren of Northwest Planning & Development Commission, would be willing to meet with the supervisors Tues. June 13 at 4 p.m. to further discuss amendments to the zoning ordinance.

The amendment issue has come up because of objections to a house Jimmy Bates is building in a subdivision near Ingham Lake.

Walter Davis-Oeth, Emmet County Engineer, presented an agreement to replace overhead lights at six intersections in the county. The matter was tabled until it includes three additional lights not included.

Emmet County Treasurer Vickie Jurrens and Monte Burrell from Green Acres requested abatements on three mobile homes. The structures have been removed, Jurrens said.

The supervisors approved the abatement.

The next meeting of the Emmet County Board of Supervisors is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 in the board room of the Emmet County Courthouse.