Westfield drainage work hoped for this fall

Posted October 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

By Steve Peterson

At their Oct. 14 regular meeting, Plymouth County supervisors met as the Plymouth County Drainage District to discuss work needed after this summer’s flooding.

Drainage district members agreed to spend approximately $20,000 the Westfield Drainage District has on flood mitigation efforts at a channel that expanded due to the June flood.

Board Member Jim Henrich explained exact funding is waiting on how much state and federal reimbursement will be coming to the county.

Quotes will be obtained from local contractors before work will begin, hopefully this fall, said Secondary Road Engineer Tom Rohe. The channel is accessed off a dirt road from County Road C-38.


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