Goodhue County Board briefsFrom the meeting of March 6, 2012.
Weather lengthens test program
A program which started last year and authorized Goodhue County Public Works to outsource summer grading on several gravel roads will continue for another year, county commissioners decided Tuesday.
Contracts for the grading on a total of more than 25 miles of various county roads ran from Aug. 15 to Nov. 15. Extremely dry weather during that time greatly reduced the amount of grading required and thus skewed the results of the program, Public Works Director Greg Isakson explained.
“We’d like to carry on this experiment for another year,” he told the board, explaining that “normal” weather is needed to properly evaluate the program.
“You make a good point about the fact that we really haven’t had proper conditions for testing it,” Commissioner Jim Bryant said.
Commissioners unanimously agreed to extend the program through another summer.
Tuesday's County Board meeting lasted one hour. All members were present.
— Compiled by Regan Carstensen, staff writer