HLWD Project 2

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HLWD Project 2
Location: Sections 1, 2, 11, 12, and 14 in LaCrosse Township and Section 7 in Weimer Township
Size: 985 acres
Project: Open ditch and drain tile system with two tile branches
Status: Project was constructed in 1973. ROB was ordered on March 20, 2017. ROB hearing was held on May 25, 2017. An adjourned hearing was held on June 27, 2017. The Findings and Order Approving the ROB was signed on August 14, 2017.
On June 3, Jan Voit met with Kent Freking regarding the next steps for this project. The viewers cannot determine a benefit until they know the location and capacity of the tile. Dave Macek, Jackson County Drainage Inspector, had one page of the plan set. Because there are no records of the tile line in question, a ROR is necessary. He was informed that the necessary information for the Board to order the ROR would be presented at the June 12 meeting.
On June 5, time was spent drafting a historical review memorandum for HLWD Project 2. The document was forwarded to Chuck Brandel for review. On June 5, Jan Voit spoke with Kevin Nordquist regarding the plan set for HLWD Project 2. He had a copy in the file at the courthouse. She informed Chuck Brandel. He revised the historical review memorandum accordingly.
The following summary was provided to managers and Jim Sehl, DNR regarding the need for ROR. After the ROB was completed in August of 2017, a landowner contacted Dave Macek, Jackson County Drainage Inspector regarding a tile line that needed repair (shown on red dashed line on attached map). The landowner informed him that this tile was taken over by the ditch system when the project was built in the early 1970s. According to the project map, it is shown as a private tile. However, according to the original viewers’ map, this was supposed to be taken over. The Board will have to appoint viewers and correct the ROB. For the viewers to provide an accurate report, it is necessary to establish its alignment, dimensions, profile, and terminus.
At the June 12 HLWD meeting, the Board approved the Findings and Order Initiating the Reestablishment of Drainage System Records for HLWD Project 2. Chuck Brandel was contacted on June 13. A tentative date of July 23 was selected for the landowner information meeting.