Winnebago Board Continues Drainage Discussion

The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors will meet this morning beginning at 9am with a discussion on spraying for weeds in drainage ditches. Don Reffer of B&W Spraying will discuss the plans for spraying in 2017 including chemicals and the spraying schedule.

The board will also look at secondary roads in a discussion with Winnebago County Engineer Scott Meinders. With recent rains, Meinders will review repairs that are either being made or are scheduled. Meinders is also seeking approval from the board to post 5 ton weight limits on all roads in Winnebago County.

The next discussion will involve drainage matters. The Auditor’s Office will review any new applications for cleaning or repairs to drainage lines in the county. The board is also working with Jacobsen Westergard regarding Drainage District 103 which is in need of a reclassification. The company is also working on repairs to Drainage District 11.

The supervisors will meet with the Hancock County Board of Supervisors regarding a drainage cleanout for Drainage District 54-52-17 Lateral 6 ditch. The project is on a jointly held district between the two counties, but the majority of the work is in Winnebago County. The joint boards will open bids and award the contract for the project at 10am.

With the Public Safety Center nearly complete, the board will consider a contract with WCTA for telephone services at the site. Wiring, phones, and data storage are just part of the issue that WCTA hopes to address and resolve for the county at the jail.

The board will also look at lowering the Mental Health levy by $2 and approve an actuary contract with Cost Advisory Services for 2017 through 2019.

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