County Moves on Road Fix - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

County Moves on Road Fix

Posted: Updated:

The impact of county-wide flooding reaches far beyond the cost of repairs: from the inconvenience of a muddy road home, to the financial impact of unplanted 'water-locked' acres, to the danger of emergency services unable to reach farmers.

The Ward County Commission acknowledged today that the high water is not a township problem, but a county problem.

They will be looking into township-road funding options available through the Department of Emergency Services.

One township representative addressed the Ward County Commission today about access to his farm.

"Two years ago, a neighbor, Leon's tractor had a fire in it, we called the fire department. Well, it's a good thing they were able to get their own fire out because the fire department couldn't find a way in there."

"I need access to my farm. We've been driving across the field, this is the third year. I've got land there that I pay taxes on, I have no fire protection, I have no ambulance protection. We just need a road."

(John Feldahl, Ward County Commissioner) "This is something that also needs to be explained to DES. I know their policy says that they don't deal with that, but there's no funding out there, township wise, to address this. We need to be able to get people some answers. It puts zero value on that land, production wise and it's not being taxed that way."

The Ward County Commission has extended an invitation to Major General David Sprynczynatyk --- Director of the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Crop Progress

    Crop Progress

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:51:54 GMT
    Crops across North Dakota got a much-needed shot of rain last week.
    Crops across North Dakota got a much-needed shot of rain last week.
  • Registering for School

    Registering for School

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:49:17 GMT
    It's almost here...The 2014-2015 school year is less than a month away, and districts around the region are trying to get a handle on just how many kids will come through the doors on that first day.
    It's almost here...The 2014-2015 school year is less than a month away, and districts around the region are trying to get a handle on just how many kids will come through the doors on that first day.
  • Minot Water Treatments

    Minot Water Treatments

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:46:42 GMT
    Tap water in the Minot area may carry an odor over the next several days.
    Tap water in the Minot area may carry an odor over the next several days.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.