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

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Hartley approved for Silver Jackets study

Engineers, other agencies to study flood issues in town

 

April 14, 2022

SENTINEL-NEWS FILE PHOTO

Flooding in Hartley as seen from Highway 18 looking south down Central Avenue in June of 2018.

Hartley officials are hoping it was worth the wait to be picked for a study that will analyze the city's flooding issues.

Superintendent of Public Works Jaron Benz on Monday informed the city council that Hartley was approved to be a part of the Silver Jackets Program. City officials applied several months ago, but thought they missed the cut after an extended period of silence from program coordinators.

"We thought it had fallen flat and we were exploring other options," Benz said. "This doesn't get us anything structurally, but hopefully it gets us to a point where we can get some FEMA fu...



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