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Jan 15

Ditch Happenings January 11th - 15th

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:44 PM by Acacia Wytaske

Construction Bids, An Improvement Petition & the Governor's Water Summit

The bid advertisement was published for the improvement of CD78 (Vernon Center Township) on Wednesday, January 13th, in the Free Press and is available to bid online at the I & S Group website until bid opening at 2:00pm on January 29th, 2016.

Last Friday, the bids for the improvement of CD28 were opened. A bid recommendation will be presented to the Drainage Authority at the January 19th, Commissioner's Board Meeting at 9:35 A.M.  

Today, we received an improvement petition for JD34 (Le Ray Township). When we receive an improvement petition we send it to our attorney to make sure all criteria are met to be valid.  When we receive confirmation the petition is valid, it is presented to the board, per MN Statute 103E.715 Sub. 1, at it's next board meeting; in this case it would be February 2nd, 2016.  If you'd like more information about the petition process, review my "Ditch Happenings Sept. 26th - Oct. 2nd" Blog.

Lastly, I want to draw your attention to the announcement made just yesterday that the Governor's Water Summit is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016.  Please register TODAY, right this minute, if you haven't already. As I type this blog there are less than 100 seats left out of 1000. This is a free event to bring together water quality experts, farmers, legislators, regulators, businesses, and members of the public to talk about the challenges facing MN's water supplies. Follow this link for complete details and to register now.

Casey Wytaske
Taxpayer Service Specialist - Drainage & Taxation