DD 14 WO 290 - Discuss w/ Possible Action - Improvement / Repair Options
This informational meeting is to discuss possible up-sizing in tile size/coefficient. At the November 18, 2020 Landowner Meeting, the consensus among landowners was to commence a repair, beginning at the lower end of the district at the outlet replacing tile and spend up to $35,000. The Trustees approved Clapsaddle-Garber Associates (CGA) to prepare a bid packet and send out to in-county contractors. At the January 13, 2021 Drainage Meeting, landowner concerns were raised that perhaps the District should look at possible up-size of the tile at this time rather than a limited repair of the existing tile and extending the main tile/improvement farther than has been previously discussed. It was discussed that should a repair be pursued in the previously discussed $35,000 price range with the existing drainage coefficient, there may not be a time in the near future to address any possible improvements and a repair would lock in the existing tile coefficient for the next 50-100 years.
Although this is not a full project at this time, the Trustees felt it was important for landowners to be heard, and all options explored before moving forward with sending out bids to contractors.