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Sups approve CJ America road measures

February 15, 2012
By BRANDON L. SUMMERS - Messenger staff writer , Messenger News

The Webster County Board of Supervisors approved several items regarding development with CJ America.

The first was adoption of a resolution vacating a portion of "Rockwell Road," now known as 270th Street.

According to Randy Will, county engineer, the parcel is 66 feet in width, running in an east to west direction, and contains approximately 6.09 acres.

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"I want to reiterate, a hearing was held last week. There were no written objections or oral concerns presented," he said.

The supervisors unanimously approved the resolution without comment.

Next, the supervisors motioned to withdraw resolution adopted on Jan. 31. The resolution approved Webster County's participation in the RISE Funding Program with funds from a Local Development Project grant. The grant is a 50-50 match, and can only be applied for in February and September, Will said.

The resolution allowed for the construction of a new public two-lane paved road, located approximately 0.6 miles west of Harvest Avenue and extending 3,000 feet south from Iowa Highway 7, along the east line of section 24, Township 89 North, Range 30 West, Johnson Township.

Supervisor Clark Fletcher said the resolution was being withdrawn "so we can ask for an agreement with CJ and redirect funds to another project."

The withdraw was approved unanimously.

In its place, the supervisors approved a resolution approving the county's participation in the RISE Funding Program, but with an Immediate Opportunity Project grant. According to Will, the grant, which can be applied for at any time, is more beneficial, and provides up to an 80/20 match.

The Immediate Opportunity Project funds will be used to construct the two-lane road 0.6 miles west of Harvest Avenue.

Contact Brandon L. Summers at (515) 573-2141

or bsummers@messengernews.net

 
 

 

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