Beacon error, farmland access conflict, suspend 360th Street vacation

Relying on imperfect technology can cause problems, and that fact was proven after the Nov. 6 meeting of the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors, when interim County Engineer Nick Rissman discovered that the Beacon web service contained inaccurate information regarding 360th Street in Highland Township.

Landowner Mary Fitch addressed the supervisors during their Nov. 13 meeting, regarding a previously-received request by neighbor and fellow-landowner Jeff Peele to vacate a portion of 360th Street, which crosses her property. Rissman said that, following the Nov. 6 supervisors meeting, when the vacation was first discussed, he discovered there was a discrepancy on the Beacon website, which the Board used during its discussion on the issue. Because of the discrepancy, the Board needed to have a new discussion regarding the requested vacation.

Full article in the November 16 Public Opinion.

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