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April 9, 2014

Residents voice requests, concerns to Board of Supervisors

CLINTON — Clinton County residents on Monday addressed requests and concerns to the Board of Supervisors.

For years, Dennis Campbell, of Grand Mound, has been using a driveway off of U.S. 30 to access his field. However, he told the board that this path is not the best for driving plant loaders and other equipment.

“It’s been a pretty dangerous entrance,” Campbell said.

He asked the board for permission to access his field from the driveway to the old county landfill, which he said would be more ideal. He explained that entrance is more level than the one he is currently using.

The Supervisors voiced no problems with granting him a request. Supervisor Jill Davisson suggested having County Attorney Mike Wolf draft an easement and then contact the Conservation Board, which owns the land. County Engineer Todd Kinney will work with Wolf on the easement.

“It’s a safer way for you guys and it’s safer for oncoming traffic,” Davisson said. “So let’s do it for those reasons.”

Another county resident, Marty Ray, visited with the board about a plan for road work on Bulger’s Hollow Road. He and most of his neighbors do not want their section of the road to be paved.

Kinney explained that a rehabilitation is planned only for areas that already have a hard surface.

“As long as you’re going to leave the hill alone, I’m happy,” Ray said.

In it’s role as Board of Trustees of Drainage Ditches, the board also approved a request from a private property owner to construct a ditch crossing in drainage district five.

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