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Location: Sections 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 in Heron Lake Township

Proposal: improve the main line and existing lateral by increasing the drain capacity and outlet

Status: petition was accepted and engineer appointed on April 18, 2017. Preliminary Engineering Report submitted, DNR comments received. The preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 25, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Heron Lake Community Center. Based upon the evidence, the Board found that the proposal, as stated in the petition, is feasible, and there is a necessity for it. Additionally, the Board found that the public benefit is greater than the environmental impact of the drainage project and that the outlet is adequate; therefore, it is appropriate for the Board to direct the engineer to proceed with a detailed survey and to issue its order appointing viewers.

On April 17, 2018, Ron Ringquist, Dan Ruby, Greg Tusa, and Chuck Bowers were appointed as viewers for the proposed JD 14 improvement project. The first draft of the FER was submitted on September 17, 2018. The document was reviewed and returned to ISG for revision.