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County Engineer details snow removal efforts

February 11, 2013
By Joyce Wiese - News Correspondent , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Tama County Engineer Lyle Brehm met with the Tama County Board of Supervisors Monday morning and discussed the method of removing snow or ice on the roads There have been some complaints to the supervisors.

Brehm said an emergency situation always takes precedent on clearing the roads. Otherwise the policy is to clear one-way traffic on all roads with hard top roads being first, then rock roads second.

Brehm was asked about when blading snow if it was possible to jump over a mile and grade a road and then back to where he was grading. Brehm said they do not do this as it just delays the person on the path being graded. Approximately 18,000 people live in Tama County and Brehm does not feel he can favor one over the other when serving this many people.

Brehm said Monday morning all roads were open at the present time, though several places would be plowed one day and drift shut that night.

The canvas of the Drainage District 1 election shows James Mason Jr. 1680 T Avenue, Dysart as the person winning that election.

Claims paid for the past week totaled $61,665.



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