Winneshiek County Road Crew schedules regular maintenance for the 804 miles of gravel roads within the county. But at the Monday, Sept. 26, meeting, County Engineer Lee Bjerke reported that a private individual had been observed blading Town Line Road – while the county operator was working on reshaping the road – including portions that had already been addressed by county staff.
On Monday, Oct. 3, a letter from the Board of Supervisors addressed to the individual was approved to be sent off. The letter states: “If you feel maintenance on the roadway needs to be performed, please contact the Office of the County Engineer, do not perform the work yourself.”
The letter also states that non-sanctioned work on any road or right-of-way under Winneshiek County jurisdiction can be a liability for the person making alterations to the road, can create an unsafe situation for themselves and drivers and is illegal.
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