October 01, 2023

County proposes vacating small portion of 110th Street

Adair County officials plan to take the steps to vacate a small piece of 110th Street west of Jordan Avenue in the northern part of the county. The stretch of road in question is only about a quarter of a mile in length and there are no houses along it.

A landowner along the road, who is a contractor, has asked the county to provide materials totaling about $3,500 to replace two culverts along it. The contractor will do the work and the county will vacate the road.

Engineer Nick Kauffman stated that for the county, one benefit of vacating the road is they would no longer be required to maintain it. Right now, if a landowner on such a road would request snow removal, the county would be obligated to do it.

“It’s a dead end, but legally it’s a rock road,” Kauffman said.

Vacating the road will require a public hearing process, although Kauffman doesn’t expect any push back on the proposal.

In other business, the county approved a budget amendment for this fiscal year. This is to reimburse the general fund $34,855 for tax increment financing (TIF) expenditures certified as debt in November 2021 that are paid ahead of time, said Auditor Mandy Berg.

The supervisors approved a bid and awarded a contract for a bridge in Section 13 of Jefferson Township, as well as signed three right-of-way contracts for culvert projects.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.