The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Hartley council hears infrastructure updates

Council member also raises concerns about long grass, weeds

 

August 13, 2020

Hartley's new industrial park along Highway 18 is slated to get paved this month. The 20-acre area is located west of Grace Fellowship.

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A mysterious clog near Highway 18 has been cleared, for now.

Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz on Monday updated the council about a storm sewer blockage near the new Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary building. He said the clog was located where a newer 15-inch tile connected with an older 8" clay tile, but was fixed when crews dug it up to locate the obstruction.

"It was some strange stuff," Benz said of the tile configuration. "Even the DOT guys hadn't seen anything like that."

The city had learned in recent months the storm drain in that area was clogged, but just how bad it was...



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