County Board approves road plan

HARTINGTON — The one and six year road plans for the county were presented and approved last week by Cedar County Commissioners.

Road Supt. Carla Schmidt presented a plan that includes 22 projects on the one-year portion of the plan, and 18 more over the next five years.

The plan is just a guideline and not a requirement, Commissioners were told.

The 22 projects in the One-Year plan are more than usual because money from state and federal grants the county has been applying for in the past few years now needs to be spent in order for the county to continue to receive that money.

Schmidt also talked to the board about a minimum maintenance road that needs to be reclassified due to a Crofton bus route. It has apparently been an issue to reach stops on that road after snow storms since it is not a priority for plows.

Commissioners gave their unanimouse approval to upgrade 556 Avenue between 895 and 896 Roads to a local road, giving it priority for plowing after storms.

There were seven building permits approved by the board. Zoning Administrator Dave Sudbeck  presented plans that ranged from Marion Arneson building a house to Steve Rasmussen building a grain bin.  Randy Bruening and Brandon Ebberson had permits approved for additions. Larry Wakeley had his application to build an addition to his garage approved, and Terry Wuebben also received permission for a house to be built. Mike Korth’s storage shed was also approved.

Board members also agreed to join the National Association of County Officials. The national association represents county officials in Washington D.C.

County Commissioners filled out identification cards of disasters, upon Kevin Garvin’s recommendation. Courthouse employees will also need to do the same to update the emergency management information. Garvin also said state officials will be here in April to audit the county emergency management grants.

The next meeting will be Feb.  28, at the courthouse.