Supervisors discuss road rock policy, census committee

Robert Maharry

As residents and officials around the state seek new ways to address the shortage of rock on gravel roads, the board of supervisors discussed a potential policy that would allow landowners and the county to share costs in the future.
County Engineer Gary Mauer reported that he’d received a request from a farmer northeast of Grundy Center who would pay for the rock if the county covered the hauling. Currently, Grundy County does not have a formal policy on the matter, but all of the supervisors seemed to be in agreement on creating one by the end of the meeting.
Supervisor Jim Ross worried about “opening a can of worms,” but in light of the long-term struggles and complaints on road conditions, the board concluded that the positives would outweigh the negatives.
“I think it would give people an outlet to help their gravel roads,” Supervisor Heidi Nederhoff said. 
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