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Supervisors OK Art’s Way subdivision

November 13, 2012
By Michael Tidemann - Staff Writer , Estherville Daily News

The Emmet County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a subdivision of property owned by Art's Way Manufacturing to allow for the sale of two tracts, one to both the east and one to the west of the plant in Armstrong.

Dar Lewis, appraiser with the Emmet County Assessor's Office, said the minor subdivision did not require a public hearing. The Armstrong City Council had already approved the subdivision Monday night.

A Dec. 5 closing date is planned for the property which will remain in ag use.

In other business Tuesday, the board approved general and drainage claims.

The board also approved two utilities permits. One was to Ringtel Communications to install a buried 24-fiber cable on the county highway right of way on 570th Avenue between 210th Street and 230th Street in Sections 1 and 12 of Denmark Township. The other was to Iowa Lakes Regional Water of Spencer to install a 1.5-inch water service at 2171 440th Ave. in Section 3 of High Lake Township.

In the road report, county engineer Roger Patocka said he had met with Iowa DOT and Union Pacific officials regarding construction of a rail crossing in Wallingford. Patocka said the DOT indicated it didn't have the money for its 20 percent share of the project that would range from $70,000 to $100,000. The board also discussed other rail crossings, including Armstrong, Gruver and Estherville.

In the road report, Patocka said crews had been blading, burning ditches, putting up snowfence and working on equipment. He said the Riverview bridge had been poured and an approach contractor was coming this week.



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